The Chairman of Mushin Local Government, Hon Olatunde Adepitan has advised the newly elected leaders of Aguiyi Ironsi International Traders’ Association at the popular Ladipo market to sustain the existing peace and stability in the market.
Speaking through the chairman of the market’s electoral committee, Mrs. Peju Akin-Ajayi, he noted that traders who are not interested in the politics going on in the market must be provided with the enabling environment to do their businesses without inhibition.
“Leaders are chosen by God through people’s will. When an individual attempts to subvert the will of the people, he is calling for the wrath of God. Today, history is being made after about five years of commotion, fear, intimidation, harassment, lawlessness and killings. This is a new dawn in the annals of this market. Respect the constitution of the market, work with the relevant authorities and shun acts capable bringing you against the law. It is very important work closely with all the contestants because, though some lost out, you all belong to the same family of traders,” he noted.
He added that those who sacrificed their resources, time and suffered to restore peace in the market would be compensated at the appropriate time.
The association’s Chairman, Mr Cyril Onyemachi, promised to justify the confidence reposed in him by the traders who voted for him, adding: “A clean environment is one of the cardinal objectives of this administration, which include security, welfare for members, obedient to laws, prompt payment of dues and others,” he said.
The outgoing Chairman of the market’s Management Committee, Hon. Olawale Olayiwola thanked the traders for their support and urged them to extend same to the new executive.
Eze Ndigbo of Mushin John Nwosu, who described Onyemachi’s emergence as divinely arranged, urged the traders to give him necessary supports.
The Chairman, Joint Management Committee of the market, Mr. Ajibade Hassan Olajoku, was sworn in as a representative of Paramo investment Limited, the owners of the market.
Other elected officials are: Mr. Festus Obinali, Vice Chairman; Anthony Awazelibe, Secretary; Victor Nnaji, Assistant Secretary; Chukwunonso Efobi, Financial Secretary; Chile Okonwo, Treasurer; Emmanuel Mbamara, Public Relation Officer (PRO); Emmanuel Aroh, Assistant PRO; Uzoma Onyemaobi, Welfare Officer; Ezeh Darlington, Provost, and Lotenna Okoli, Assistant Provost.