Senator Olufemi Lanlehin, Oyo State African Democratic Congress (ADC) governorship candidate, says his government will focus on the Bola Ige International Market, New Gbagi, if elected.
He stated this when he met with the leadership of the market, led by its Board of Trustees (BOT) president, Alhaji M.A. Adebayo, and secretary, Evangelist Tunde Folorunso, at the market’s house.
The governorship candidate, promised the market a massive turnaround in its fortunes and promote it to an international standard..
“We know the challenges facing traders in this market, and we’re set to tackle them headlong. For instance, we know you need perimeter fencing, security, and car park, to facilitate trading. All of these I assure you will be met as soon as we get to the office,” Lanlehin said.
Speaking further, Lanlehin informed the traders that henceforth, the leadership of the market would be determined by the traders themselves, contrary to the current situation of appointing consultants to run the affairs of the market.
“You’re the ones who know where the shoe pinches. To that end, you should be in charge of the market’s administration,” he told the traders.
Lanlehin, and his team, which included Senator Monsurat Sunmonu, Senator representing Oyo Central, Honourable Taiwo Akintola, member representing Egbeda/Ona Ara Federal Constituency, Honourable Lasun Oguntade, member representing Egbeda State Constituency, Ambassador Taofeek Arapaja, former deputy governor, Senator Gbenga Babalola, Honourable Wale Adegoke, Chief (Mrs) Mojisola Adeyemi, and a host of others, later walked around the market, receiving adulations from excited men and women.
The campaign tour which later reached Ona Ara Local Government Area was in line with Lanlehin’s campaign to Egbeda/Ona Ara Federal Constituency.
Also in attendance at the Ona Ara campaign was Hon Wale Ajani, ADC candidate, Ona Ara State Constituency.
Additional reporting from Nigerian Tribune