First daughter of president Bola Tinubu, Folasade Tinubu-Ojo has unveiled an initiative, promises to focus on Youth and Women Empowerment. She also declared herself as the Iyaloja of Nigeria.
Folasade title is meant to identify her as the president of all market men and women in the country.
Tinubu-Ojo added the title to her Twitter bio to reflect her new status after the inauguration of President Tinubu, her father.
Her Twitter bio reads, “This is the Official Handle of The Iyaloja General of Nigeria, The First Daughter of the FRN”.
Sharing a video of her unveiling her new initiative, Folasade made the following post on Twitter:
Friends of Iyaloja Initiative Unveiled Today
I have decided to use my little wealth of experience, connections and human resources available to my to support my Dad’s administration.
FoI shall be focusing on:
Youth & Women Empowerment
Empowering people with Special Needs
Empowering the vulnerable and several other programs aimed at affecting the lives of Nigerians; especially, those in the grassroots.
We shall be in partnership with other notable NGOs with track records of excellence in the Key areas
We shall also seek collaborations with several governmental agencies, ministries and parastatals created to serve Nigerians in areas that pertains to our operational cycle.
I can boldly say again that our youths, women & the vulnerable shall be attended to by this administration
I will fight for this cause and I believe that, God Almighty shall crown our efforts with unprecedented success.
God bless Nigeria”.
The president’s daughter, who was crowned as the Iyaloja of Lagos in October 2013, joined the social media platform in October 2022.
She was said to have inherited the title from her paternal grandmother, the late President General of Lagos Market Men and Women, Alhaja Abibat Mogaji. It is believed that Mogaji appointed her as her successor before she died.
However, the change in her Twitter bio from Iyaloja General of Lagos to Iyaloja General of Nigeria has got Nigerians talking as many question the motive behind the new title.