My Father Opposed My Emergence As Iyaloja General – Tinubu-Ojo


Chief Folashade Tinubu-Ojo, daughter of former Lagos governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has denied speculations that her father imposed her as leader of the Nigerian Association of Market Women and Men.

Folashade, who was last month formally installed as the Iyaloja General at the Iga Idungaran palace of the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu 1, also debunked rumours that she is not educationally qualified for the position, stating that she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Studies at Middlesex University in United Kingdom before proceeding to Inter-Continental University in USA, where she bagged a Masters degree in Management.

Speaking with newsmen at the weekend, Folashade said: “Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is scared and was opposed to the idea when ‘mama’, Alhaja Abibat Mogaji mooted it. Those who said my dad imposed me on the association don’t know how he opposed the idea when mama came up with it.  On three separate occasions, mama spoke to him on her desire for me to take over from her as the leader of the association.  I learnt that it was when mama told my dad that if he does not want his children to disobey him, he should support her that he gave in. Aside this, I stood in for mama as leader of the association at various occasions. I garnered experience deputizing mama, so I have the necessary experience”.