All major markets in Lagos Metropolis were last week shut to allow traders attend the coronation ceremony of Mrs. Folashade Tinubu-Ojo, daughter of the former Governor of Lagos state, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, as the new Iyaloja- General of Nigeria.
The coronation ceremony was part of the activities to commemorate the 70th birthday of the Oba of Lagos, Oba Riliwan Akiolu at the Iga-iduganran, Lagos Island local government.
It will be recalled that the last holder of the Iyaloja-General title, late Alhaja Abibatu Mogaji, the mother of Tinubu died on Saturday June 15, this year, at the age of 96.
During the installation, Oba Akiolu advised the new Iyaloja to be diligent and committed to the service of humanity.
He said the position was important to the development of market activities in Lagos State and Nigeria at large.
Senator Oluremi Tinubu said in a separate interview that the new Iyaloja was capable of coordinating market activities in Lagos State.
She said Tinubu-Ojo was under the tutelage of the late Iyaloja General, Alhaja Abibatu Mogaji.
“The position of Iyaloja comes with lots of duties and responsibilities.
“It is expected that she will succeed with her sense of maturity, respect for elders and diligence,” she said.
Tinubu also advised the Iyaloja to use her office to ensure prosperity of traders in Lagos State.