Last week, residents of Lagos State woke up to rumors of the installation of an Iyaloja and a Babaloja (traditional market leaders) in Computer Village, Ikeja. Computer Village, Ikeja used to be under the leadership of the Computer and Allied Product Dealers Association of Nigeria (CAPDAN), headed by Ahmed Ojikutu. This new development didn’t go down so well with residents and business owners who led protests across Alausa Ikeja, last week.
Rumour has it that the installation has been completed, and Computer Village now has a new leadership structure under the Iyaloja and Babaloja. You might be curious to know more about the newly installed ‘Iyaloja’, ‘Abisola Azeez Raolat’ well so am i and so is everyone else, so here are 5 things you need to know about her:
- UniBen Graduate:
Abisola studied Lingustics and graduated from the University of Benin in 1990. She had an office where she bought and sold laptops in Victoria Island, Lagos. She relocated to Ikeja 25 years ago, five years before Computer Village, Ikeja started in 1999.
‘Iyaloja’, ‘Abisola Azeez Raolat’ was a foundation member of Computer and Allied Product Dealers Association of Nigeria (CAPDAN). She was also the secretary of the group that registered CAPDAN. She was at the forefront of the electioneering campaign for ‘Mr. Adeniyi Ojikutu’, the former president of CAPDAN.
Abisola served on the executive board of CAPDAN, and goes out to negotiate with blue chip companies on behalf of the association with the interest of business owners at heart.
Abisola was among those who wrote to the government to stop banks from selling laptops. She knows how to harness the facilities that can enhance the growth of business in computer village and solve the challenges faced by business owners.
Abisola plans on completely restoring sanity to the streets of Computer Village by removing the miscreants you see lurking around and improving security for business owners and customers alike.
She says there are plans to completely restore sanity to the streets of Computer Village, Ikeja.
Unlike the sudden news, Abisola appointment was not sudden, several meetings had been held for several months with stakeholders in the market before her installation.
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