In News by stephen abiodun on the 08th, June, 2020

Tinubu’s Daughter Shuts Down Laptop Village, Asks Merchants To Pay N5M –

Tinubu’s Daughter Shuts Down Computer Village, Asks Traders To Pay N5M -

IKEJA, Lagos, Nigeria – Folasade Tinubu-Ojo, the daughter of Nationwide Chief of the All Progressive Congress(APC)Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is on rampage.

Folasade Tinubu-Ojo who can also be the Iyaloja Common of Lagos has shut down Nigeria’s equal of the silicon valley, the Laptop Village, which is the hub of ICT equipment in Nigeria.

She gave her aides the order, who invaded the village in a single day eliminated signboards of the assorted associations domiciled within the village with the order that no store ought to open for enterprise.

That has been the case. Her order was carried out at a time, when many are simply recovering from the lockdown, following the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic. At her behest, Nigerians who survive each day on earnings from the Laptop Village have been locked out.

We gathered that her grievance was the refusal of about 5 million businessmen, a few of them specialists inhabiting the hub to pay the imposed levy of N1000 per day , no matter about 15 current associations, all registered by the Federal Authorities, in what many have described as political transfer to maintain the world beneath management.

When our correspondent visited the world, all of the retailers had been beneath lock and key, no enterprise was ongoing with the scenario very tense in the mean time. Sources knowledgeable us that the scenario will possible persist within the coming days.
Some store homeowners who spoke mentioned they’ll by no means undergo her authority. They surprise how Folasade Tinubu- Ojo will wish to wield her affect in a hub the place she has no store. They informed us that management out there relies on democratic election and challenged her to place up a candidate when elections are due.

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We additionally gathered that the hub had already succumbed to a Baba Oloja who additionally owned no store within the space however that this time, it is going to be battle to complete. Sources knowledgeable us that the related affiliation could go to court docket cease this impunity by the Iyaloja Common of Lagos.

Final 12 months, members of the Laptop Village protested her choice to impose Iyaloja on them. Folashade Tinubu-Ojo who addressed the difficulty mentioned the protesters had been ill-informed.

“Based on our structure, I can select anyone from any native authorities within the state to go the market, all of the Iyaloja and Babaloja in all of the Lagos markets are my representatives out there the place they function.

“Kindly educate them that telephones, handsets, computer systems are commodities. They can’t inform us they don’t seem to be pepper sellers, everyone can’t be textile sellers; they’ll’t inform us that pc village can be exonerated from different markets. We’ve got the correct to decide on for them Iyaloja and Babaloja.

“These folks protesting by no means approached me to complain. They don’t have the initiative that the particular person main the protest has completed his tenure and needs to stay in energy…

“Laptop village is not only an ICT hub, there are loads of commodities being bought there; no one can say it’s flawed to pick out a babaloja and iyaloja for the market. These which have been chosen weren’t chosen as a result of they’re Yoruba, in a few of our markets in Lagos now we have Igbos that had been chosen as market leaders,” Tinubu-Ojo mentioned.

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