It was a new dawn for market men and women and Oshodi residents as Alhaja Sikirat Ejide was installed Iyaloja- General of Oshodi-Isolo Local Government by Mrs. Folashade Tinubu Ojo, Iyaloja General of Lagos.
The Sunday Adigun Street, Alausa Ikeja venue of the installation ceremony was filled to capacity.
It was a convivial atmosphere for all present.
While given her address, the Iyaloja-General of Lagos implored the new Iyaloja- General of Oshodi-Isolo Local government to rise to the responsibilities expected of her office and ensure all markets under her control comply with Lagos Market regulations and wished her reign promotes peace in her domain.
She said, “I present to you staff of office as the new Iyaloja-General Oshodi-Isolo Local Government, may your reign continue to harmonize your members, bring happiness and joyful moments in your domain and Lagos state. I implore you to ensure strict compliance with Lagos State Market regulations”.
The new Iyaloja who was gorgeously dressed in white headgear, neck bead with matching slippers to match her attire was a cynosure of all eyes.
The paragon of beauty radiated in joy, Mrs Ejide is not just a matketer woman, but a true market leader who understands fashion.
Ejide was full of smiles as she received her staff of office with a loud ovation from the crowd.
She thanked the Lagos State Government, Iyaloja-General of Nigeria, Mrs. Folashade Tinubu Ojo, Oshodi-Isolo local government chairman, Hon Bolaji Muse-Ariyoh, market men and women in Oshodi-Isolo local government, all the dignitaries for their support and promised to sustain the progress and peace in Oshodi market with great contributions to market associations in Lagos state.
In her votes of thank on behalf of Oshodi- Isolo Local Government, comrade Oyekan Olugbenga Wisdom (Oshodi-Isolo Market liaison officer) who represented, Hon Muse-Ariyoh, congratulated the new Iyaloja of Oshodi-Isolo local government Alhaja Sikirat Ejide and urged her not to relent in her efforts to live up to the responsibilities of her new office and assured her of his administration’s continuous support for continued peace and tranquillity in Oshodi-Isolo Local government.
The occasion was attended by representatives of various markets in Oshodi-Isolo local government, politicians, civil servants, dignitaries, and well-wishers which include Comrade OyekanOlugbenga Wisdom market liaison officer Oshodi -Isolo local government who represented Oshodi-Isolo local government chairman Hon.Idris Bolaji Muse Ariyo at the occasion, Mrs. Remi Adikwu ( Apc leader Oshodi-Isolo LGA), Chief Mrs. Rontex, Alhaja Fatimoh Hamzat, Babaloja General of Lagos state, Representative from Ministry of local government and chieftaincy, Chief Sesan Ajanaku (Babalaje General of Oshodi), Alhaja Abibat Ayoade (Iyalaje General of Oshodi), Alhaja Kuburat Badmus , Toyin Smith (Supervisory councilor Market and Revenue, Mrs. Toyin Balogun (Oshodi-Isolo LGA council-manager), Comrade Aliu Olagoroye (NULGE Chairman)