First Female Local Government Chairman In Nigeria & Former Adviser To Chief Obasanjo On Women Affairs, Chief Titi Ajanaku Is Dead.

Late Chief Titi Ajanaku.

Chief  Mrs Titilayo Ajanaku, former Special Adviser on Women Affairs to ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, is dead.


Ajanaku, a founding member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), died in the early hours of Thursday at the age of 73.

A former Chairman of the old Abeokuta Local Government Area in Ogun State, Chief Titilayo Ajanaku “Precious Eze’s Blog” was told had suffered cancer for a very long time and only succumbed to death this morning.

A trained nurse, administrator and women leader, Ajanaku was born on January 25, 1946 at Ago-Odo Quarters in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

She attended Nawair-Ud-Deen Secondary School, Abeokuta and trained in Nursing at Stobhill General Hospital, Nether-Edge City General Hospital, Sheffield, United Kingdom between 1964 and 1965.

Ajanaku was member of the National Association of Nurses and Midwives of Nigeria.

She came into national limelight when she emerged against all odds as chairman of old Abeokuta Local Government under the zero-party arrangement. She defeated about 10 men lined up as candidates in that election.

Ajanaku was in the vanguard of G-34 which metamorphosed into the PDP in 1998.
She was also one of the top politicians arrested and arraigned in 1995 over phantom coup before the Patrick Aziza-led military panel.

In 2015, Ajanaku dumped the PDP and joined the Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) ahead of that year’s election.

Until her death, the late Ajanaku was the Otun Iyalode of Egbaland.