Photos/Video: Computer Village Traders Protest ‘Backward’ Plan To Install ‘Iyaloja, Babaloja’
Traders in the Computer Village, Ikeja, Lagos, on Tuesday shut down activities to protest the planned installation of female and male market leaders “Iyaoloja” and “Babaloja” respectively in the hub.
According to the PUNCH, the traders stated that the market was an international market that did not need any Iyaloja.
A traders speaking with a Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) covering the protest said that the computer village was an international market that did not need such imposition of Iyaoloja.
Wasiu Agbaje, an Information Communication Technology (ICT) engineer said;
“What do the Iyaoloja and Babaloja have to offer? What value are they going to add to the hub? And what technological innovations are they bringing?” he asked.
“The computer village is not like any other street market where pepper and other things are sold. It is an international technology hub and it should be treated as such.”
Also, a businessman, name (Withheld) stated that the computer village is an international market and must be treated as such.
“It will undermine the position of computer village internationally as the biggest technological hub in West Africa,” she said. “Installing such Iyaoloja and Babaloja would contradict what the hub was known for, and breach the peace there, because it is not a regular market.
Check out photos/video of the protest below…
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