The Executive Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke has approved the appointment of a new Iyaloja General of Osun State, Chief Oyebode Aderonke Mary.
This is according to a statement signed by his spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, and made available to OYO NEWS on Thursday in Osogbo.
Approving her appointment, Governor Adeleke described the new Iyaloja General as “a strong leader of businesswomen in Osun State” who has contributed immensely to the growth and development of commerce.
The Iyaloja-General is the head of all market women associations in the state, coordinating their activities on behalf of government.
“We approve her appointment with all sense of responsibility and confidence in her ability to pilot the affairs of women in commerce for the collective prosperity of Osun state”, the Governor was quoted as saying.
The inauguration for the new Iyaloja General is to be held next week, OYO NEWS learnt.
With this appointment, Chief Hawawu Asindemade, the previous Iyaloja General and Iyalode of Osogboland ceases to occupy the office.
Chief Adesinmade had held sway as the leader of market women under the All Progressives Congress administrations of both Rauf Aregbesola and Adegboyega Oyetola.
The office under the APC was viewed as a political appointment, and many critics viewed Adesinmade’s headship of the Osun market women as abnormal since she was also a traditional title holder and leader of women in Osogboland.