Scores of women on the platform of Oyo State Market Women Traders Association yesterday sent a passionate appeal to Governor Abiola Ajimobi and the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), begging the parties to resolve the crisis between them.
Addressing reporters at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Press Centre, Iyaganku, Ibadan, the Iyaloja of Ibadanland, Chief Labake Lawal, who led the elderly women, noted that “as concerned mothers, we decided to rise up and meet the feuding parties with pleas to ensure the state return to normalcy”.
Other women leaders, who spoke at the conference, included the leader of Cateen Owners Association, Chief Iya-dunni Lawal; Leader of Pepper Sellers Association Mrs. Mutilade Adedeji, Iyaloja of Bodija Market Alhaja Sikiratu Adebayo; Leader of Hair-dressers in Ibadan Chief Esther Olaleke, Chief Wuraola Asake Diasi and other women leaders. Mrs. Lawal said it was high time the two parties returned to the negotiation table to safeguard the future of the pupils, whose continued stay at home could hamper their academic performance and future aspirations. Read more