Monday, 1 July 2013

Nigeria: How Tinubu's Daughter Was Appointed Iyaloja of Lagos

 
The late President General of Lagos Market Men and Women, Abibat Mogaji, appointed her successor before she passed away, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt.
Mrs. Mogaji, mother of former Lagos Governor, Bola Tinubu, named the latter's daughter, Folashade Tinubu-Ojo, as the new Iyaloja of Lagos, a market leader have told PREMIUM TIMES.
There had been reports that Mr. Tinubu foisted his daughter as the Lagos market leader on the traders after the death of his mother, a claim the ex-governor's party, the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, denied.

"The market leaders of all the 57 local governments were there. The Babaloja of Lagos, Alhaji Wasiu (Balogun), was there. Everybody supported her," Basirat Balogun, Iyaloja of Oyingbo Market, told PREMIUM TIMES.
Mrs. Balogun, who is also the Market Leader, Lagos Mainland Local Government, said that the ceremonies that installed Mrs. Tinubu-Ojo as the new leader were held on Tuesday and Wednesday at her late grandmother's home at Ikeja.
Olubiyi Agoro, the Ojon of Lagos; and Soji Bembe, the Obanikoro of Lagos; were among the traditional chiefs that performed the rites.
Earlier this week, the ruling Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, vehemently denied reports that its leader, Mr. Tinubu, appointed the new market leader.
The party dismissed the reports as "rantings" of the opposition Peoples' Democratic Party, PDP.
Before her appointment, Mrs. Folashade Tinubu-Ojo was the Deputy President General of the Market Men and Women.

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