The All Progressive Party Congress (APC) Leader and former Governor of Lagos State, Ahmed Tinubu’s daughter, Folashade Tinubu-Ojo (Iyaloja General of Lagos), has ordered the shutdown of the popular computer village in Lagos on the inability of every businessman to pay a daily levy of One Thousand Naira each to make up her daily target of 5 million Naira from the hub.
Duchy TV News (DTN) gathered that she gave the Iyalaoja of Computer Village target of a daily levy of 5 million naira remittance.
The Iyalaoja had calculated and found out that for them to meet the target given to them by their boss, each trader at Otigba market, now known as Computer village needs to pay at least 1,000 Naira daily to enable her to reach the 5 million naira daily given to them by the Iyaloja General of Lagos.
The daily 1,000 Naira levies was greeted by the angry traders with resistance and blatant refusal by the traders who just opened their shops after being closed for the last 6 weeks of COVID-19 Lockdown.
Traders wonder how Folasade Tinubu- Ojo will want to wield her influence in a hub where she has no shop. They revealed that leadership in the market is based on the democratic election and challenged her to put up a candidate when elections are due.
DTN further gathered that the relevant association are ready to challenge her impunity in a competent Court.
Iyaloja General of Lagos, who feels nobody can challenge her, sent street urchins known as Area boys to close the market on Friday.
An eyewitness that visited Otigba market on Friday, had informed DTN that all the shops inside the IT hub were under lock and key, no business was ongoing with the situation very tense. Sources informed me that the closure of the market will likely persist in the coming days until the stubborn protesting traders agree to her demand.
Iyaloja General of Lagos said: “According to our constitution, I can choose anybody from any local government in the state to head the market, all the Iyaloja and Babaloja in all the Lagos markets are my representatives in the market where they operate.
“Kindly educate them that phones, handsets, computers are commodities. They cannot tell us they are not pepper sellers, everybody cannot be textile dealers; they can’t tell us that the computer village will be exonerated 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.