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Gov. Makinde appoints Yekini Abass president-general of Oyo markets

Popularly known as Y.K Abass, the president-general’s nomination was in September ratified by the State Market Leaders’ Council.

• November 12, 2022
Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde (Photo Credit: Twitter)
Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde (Photo Credit: Twitter)

Governor Seyi Makinde has appointed Yekini Abass, popularly known as Y.K Abass, the president-general of all markets in Oyo state.

This is contained in a statement on Saturday in Ibadan by the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Wasiu Olatunbosun.

Mr Olatunbosun said the appointment was sequel to the ratification of Mr Abass’s nomination by the State Market Leaders’ Council at its meeting held on September 27.

He said the state commissioner for Trade, Industry, Investment and Cooperatives, Bayo Lawal, presented the letter of appointment to the president-general, also known as Babaloja-general, on Friday, at the ministry, state secretariat Agodi, Ibadan.

The commissioner said that due process was followed in the appointment of the babaloja-general.

“The issue before us today has started since 2013, that is the appointment of babaloja general of Oyo state.

“But I am glad that with the help of God, and also that of my principal, the governor,  we are able to achieve the seemingly unachievable.

“And  today, despite all the crisis, we are able to follow due process as dictated by the court and judgement interpreted by the Ministry of Justice, we are able to produce babaloja general of Oyo state.”

He advised Mr Abass to embrace all other contestants in the race, so as to succeed in the new position.

In his acceptance speech, Mr Abass expressed gratitude to Mr Makinde for handing over the baton of the affairs of all markets in the state to him.

He promised to use his wealth of experience to the growth of the markets, economy of the state and the general welfare of all traders in the state.

Mr Abass solicited maximum support and cooperation from all stakeholders in piloting the affairs of the traders and markets in general.


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