Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Lagos Markets Shut As Tinubu’s Daughter’s Installation As ‘Iyaloja’

The installation of Mrs. Folashade Tinubu-Ojo, daughter of former
Governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, as the Iyaloja General of
Nigeria yesterday grounded commercial activities in major markets
Lagos as they celebrate with the new Iyaloja.
Tinubu's daughter's installation, which took place at the palace of
Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu 1, coincided with his 70 years birthday
celebration and attracted dignitaries and captains of industries.
Tinubu-Ojo, succeeded her grandmother, Alhaja Abibatu Mogaji, who held
the title until she passed away a few months ago.
Shops were shut down in major markets in the state.
Expressing his anger at the development, a tomato seller at the Mile
12 market, where foodstuffs are sold in bulk, said he was unaware of
the closure and so had brought in fresh tomatoes to sell.
"At the section where I sell, our market leaders did not inform us
that there would be a closure on Tuesday in order for us to attend the
"We got here only to be told not to open our shops because of the
installation. So, many of our customers were not aware, they came to
transact business but we told them they should come back tomorrow
Although traders in some markets defied the lock-down order, it was a
total shutdown for major markets in Oke Arin, Balogun, Isale Eko,
Ogba, Mushin, Oshodi, Agege, Yaba, Idumota and others, as traders were
mandated to head to the coronation centre.

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