Osun State Government has declared Alhaja Awawu Oyebamiji Asindemade as the new state President of National Association of Market Women and Men in the state.
This was disclosed by the state governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who spoke through his deputy, Otunba-Grace Laoye-Tomori at the state government secretariat, Abere, Osun State.
The deputy governor, who decorated Alhaja Asindemade as the new Iyaloja of Osun State, implored the new president to discharge her duties effectively and not to betray the confidence reposed in her by all market women and men in the state.
Laoye –Tomori, on the occasion of the decoration of the new Iyaloja, commended all market women and men for their unalloyed support for the programmes of the new administration in the state, especially as related to the 90-day emergency environmental sanitation exercise as declared by the governor in the state.
According to her, the administration is set to implement free transportation of farm produce from Osun State to Lagos by the traders at a specific market meant for Osun State in Lagos.
The deputy governor affirmed that the state government has paid the Nigeria Railway Corporation for the commencement of the exercise and the programme would kick-start in the state very soon.
While giving an assurance that the current administration in Osun State will not relent in its effort to put the state’s economy on a sound footing, Laoye-Tomori urged the market association to ensure support for the administration in the state.
Earlier, Alhaja Asindemade had declared the governor and his deputy as patron and matron of the association