Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has commiserated with market women and the family of late Iyaloja- General of the state, Chief (Mrs) Akinfemiwa Iwalola, who died last Thursday, at the age of 72 years.
The governor said this in a press statement his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Richard Olatunde on Saturday, in Akure.
Akeredolu said that the invaluable efforts, supports and cooperation of the late Iyaloja, in rallying market women for the welfare of traders and growth of commerce in the state, cannot be forgotten in a hurry.
“Her love for our administration was loud. Her deep passion and interest for the development of the state and sustainability of good governance, particularly, as it affects the women folk, mostly traders, were endearing.
“Under her reign as the Iyaloja of the state, she preached loyalty, dedication and total commitment to the issues that affect the progress and development of the state.
“Her desire to contribute to the economy of the state was fervent. She was a market leader of repute and worthy mother in all ramifications, “Akeredolu said
The governor, who described the late Iyaloja as a “woman of honour”, said she was a committed leader who spent her life in the service to humanity.
He noted that the market women and men she served selflessly during her lifetime would miss her dearly while describing her death as a huge loss to the state, especially at this time when she should be around to provide the much needed leadership for the market women in the state.
He urged the immediate family of the deceased, friends and market women in the state to take solace in her good deeds, prayed to God to grant her eternal rest.