The President-General, Association of Nigerian Market Women and Men, Alhaja Abibat Mogaji, mother of the former Lagos State Governor Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is dead. Alhaja Abibat Mogaji Iyaloja General of Nigeria passed on yesterday evening in her home at Sunday Adigun Street, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos.
She was a frontline leader of Lagos State Market Women Association who has dedicated a larger part of her adult life to protecting the rights of market men and women. She earned their respected having succeeded in mobilising them for greatness and innovation, and giving every market person out there a brand to associate with. The highly revered women leader threw her great weight into the battle to have a saner market place, where the rights of the market people are not trampled upon, and at the same time not in conflict with the rules of the state.
Under her able and strict leadership of Alhaja Mogaji, Thursdays of every week was made compulsory sanitation day for market men and women.
The enlightenment campaigns by her administration in the market place to enlighten the market folks on governmental policies like census, voting, immunization and other economically beneficial programmes of the government spurred the Lagos State to make her chairman of the Lagos Market Board. She was honoured with no fewer than 10 titles by various traditional rulers and interest groups across the nation. Some of such titles include President General, Association of Nigerian market women and men, Iya Adinni of Yaya Abatan Central Mosque, Ogba-Agege, Yeye Oba of Ikirun Land, Yeye Oba of Kweme Kingdom, Badagry, Yeye Oba of Osolu Kingdom, Yeye Oba of Lagos to mention but a few.
She also won several honours and awards from organisations such as Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency, National Council of Women Societies, Eko Award 1991, National Youth Organisation and Law Ladies Forum, University of Lagos amongst others. Because of her humanitarian services, she was bestowed with matronship of many organisations like Nigeria Red Cross, Nigeria Youth Organisation, National Union of Lagos Students, Nigerian Society for the Handicapped, and Egbe Omo Eko.