Sunday Okobi and Hamid Ayodeji
The South-east Market Leaders Association of Nigeria has stated that Mrs. Folashade Ojo, who claimed to have taken over Lagos International Trade Fair complex market, is not the new Iyaloja General of Nigeria.
The South-east market leader, Mrs. Ifeyinwa Ezenwa, in a statement made available to THISDAY yesterday, explained that the legitimate Iyaloja General who took over from late Alhaja Abibatu Mogaji is Mrs. Felicia Sanni and not Ojo.
According to Ezenwa, “I want to inform Mrs. Ojo that she is just the South-west market leader, and not in a position to control the South-east union as she claimed, adding that she has documents to prove the claim if further asked.
“The position of Iyaloja General of Nigeria is not a family affair; in fact, the deputy to the Iyaloja General of Nigeria is in position to take over the duties of her principal at her death or resignation, I insist.”
Ezenwa also explained in the statement that the Law enforcement agencies should be relevant at this time and not allow themselves to be misled by some politicians, adding that the Market Unions in Lagos should be aware, and should not aid the wrong person to authority.
“The Iyaloja General of Nigeria was her grandmother before her death. As stated in the registered Articles of the Association, this position was not designed, formed or implied to be a family business. The Market Women Association has the Board of Trustees (BoT) who is certified of such status during registration at the CAC.
“This document is a positive reaction against the publication titled: ‘Tinubu’s daughter takes over Lagos International Trade Fair complex market’, ‘where she allegedly said all traders in Lagos must be under my control’,” she added.