Oyo brokers kick against establishment of Babaloja by Olubadan
Scores of brokers under the umbrella of Coalition of Market Groups of Oyo State, on Tuesday, challenged the establishment of Babaloja of Oyo State by the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji.
Day by day POST assembled that the Olubadan had a month ago, introduced Chief Yekini Abass as the Babaloja of Oyo state.
Yet, the merchants, who raged the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Secretariat in Ibadan to enlist their dismay over what they named as burden, noticed that the establishment of Babaloja isn’t the obligation of the Olubadan to choose or name Babaloja in Oyo state.
The five worker’s guilds under the alliance, has the Oyo State Market Men and Women drove by its director, Alhaji Dauda Abiodun Oladepo, Ibadan Joint Traders Association drove by Chief Odunade Kayode Danjuma, National Association of Nigeria Traders drove by Alhaji Kamorudeen Salaudeen, Progressive Trade Men and Antisans drove by Chief Tewogbade Tobalase and Association of Concerned General Traders.
Others at the meeting incorporated the Iyaloja-General of Oyo state, Alhaja Wuraola Atanda-Daisi, Southwest Coordinator of National Traders Association of Nigeria, Chief Odunade Kayode-Danjuma, and her secretary, Chief Abiodun Adegoke.
Oladepo, who talked for his associates, clarified that Olubadan had vowed not to meddle in the interior issues of the brokers.
He noticed that the associations were astonished to find that he is presently forcing Babaloja general of the state on the individuals instead of keeping up his remain on the said issue.
“We valued the lead representative for permitting us to work during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. On the off chance that you see the various associations present here today, you will see that we are the genuine valid Traders. On this issue of Babaloja of the state, we can’t acknowledge any burden. Our own Babaloja is Alhaji Jimoh Akinremi.
“Naming Babaloja General of the state has a cycle which must be appropriately followed. All the advertisers in the state have begun the cycle by visiting the place of bosses, secretariat Ibadan before we heard somebody has been introduced.
“We are discussing Babaloja of Oyo state and not Ibadan land. On the off chance that the legislature confirms the forced Babaloja, we will guarantee that all zones have their Babaloja General.”