The leader of traders in Lagos State and the Iyaloja General of Nigeria, Mrs Folashade Tinubu-Ojo, said all the markets in the state were under her control and the computer village market cannot be an exception.
Speaking to newsmen on Wednesday, she described some traders in the Computer village market who protested against the appointment of Iyaloja and Babaloja in the market on Tuesday as ill-informed.
She noted that according to the constitution, she had the right to choose anybody from any local government in the state to head the market, stressing that all the iyaloja and babaloja in all the Lagos markets are her representatives in the market where they operate.
“They cannot tell us they are not pepper sellers, everybody cannot be textile dealers; they can’t tell us that computer village will be exonerated (sic) from other markets. We have the right to choose for them Iyaloja and Babaloja.
“Those people protesting never approached me to complain. They don’t have the initiative that the person leading the protest has finished his tenure and wants to remain in power…
“Computer village is not just an ICT hub, there are a lot of commodities being sold there; nobody can say it is wrong to select a babaloja and iyaloja for the market. Those that have been selected were not selected because they are Yoruba, in some of our markets in Lagos we have Igbos that were selected as market leaders,” Tinubu-Ojo said.