Fayemi Mourns Abibat Mogaji’s Death

June 16, 2013

PRESS RELEASE

Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has described the death of the President-General of the Market Men and Women Association of Nigeria, Alhaja Abibat Mogaji as a great and monumental loss for the nation’s commerce and economy.

The Governor said in a statement on Saturday that Alhaja Mogaji was a pillar of support for many people in her lifetime as she served as an oak of succour to the less-privileged.

Fayemi, in the statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, described Alhaja Mogaji as a legend, a colossus and a titan whose contributions would remain indelible in the minds of many.
Governor Fayemi however said he was happy that the late market leader lived to a very ripe old age and positively contributed to the nation’s economy as an investor, entrepreneur, employer of labour and a big-time merchant.

Describing Alhaja Mogaji as an “activist par excellence”, Dr. Fayemi recalled that the deceased used her position to mobilize market women to fight for their economic rights and empowerment. The Governor pointed out that Alhaja Mogaji was in the forefront of women emancipation and participation in politics most especially in having a say in the election of their political leaders.

He described the son of the deceased and former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the greatest gift bequeathed to the nation by the nonagenarian.

The Governor urged Asiwaju Tinubu to be take solace in the fact that her mother was a blessing to Lagos State, Yoruba land and Nigeria as a whole.

“Although Alhaja Mogaji was not a soldier, she was a general of an army of market men and women which cannot be ignored. Although she was not a political office holder, she commanded respect in the nation’s political space.”

“She was a defender of women’s rights, a philanthropist of no mean repute, a devout and  Muslim who served Allah to the best of her ability till she breathed her last

“No doubt Alhaja Mogaji will be missed by all of us who used to drink from her fountain of knowledge and experience, but we are consoled by the fact that she lived a fulfilled life and positively contributed to the nation’s socio-economic development.”

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