The issues of rape and sexual violence occurring rapidly across Nigeria, has been blamed on the careless and irresponsible mothers that allowed their children and wards to dress immorally and engaging in peer group indecent and anti social activities as well as their irresponsible ways in the upbringing of their children.
The Chief Imam of Ijoko-Ota, Alhaji Tajudeen Salako, made the assertion on Monday, 31 August, 2020, when delivering a sermon at the burial of the Iyaloja of Egbaland and Iya Adeen of Ijoko-Ota, Alhaja (Chief) Aishat Ebunoluwa, also known as Iyaniwura, at the family residence in Idi-Aba, Abeokuta.
Alhaji Tajudeen Salako, commended the life and time of the late Iyaloja of Egbaland and Ogun State for her excellent religious and business leadership adding that the achievements impacted positively on market women in Egbaland, Ogun and Lagos States generally.
He also said that late Chief (Mrs) Aishat Ebunoluwa has contributed immensely to the growth and development of market women in Egbaland and her great efforts would be forever remembered.
The Cleric described the late Iyaloja of Egbaland as a symbol of unity and love among market women, adding that she was a good mother and grandmother to all of her children.
The Ijoko-Ota Chief Imam further commiserated with all market women and mothers present, urging that the government would extend its hand of support to them.
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Notable dignitaries present at the occasion included the Commissioner for Women Affairs, Mrs Funmi Afuape, the Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, represented by the Aare Baaroyin, Chief Layi Labode, the Babaloja of Ibara, Chief Mutiu Alayapupo, the Otun Iyaloja of Egbaland, Chief (Mrs) Oluwakemi Oloyede, the GbegbaAje Egba, Chief (Mrs) Teju Bakre, the Seriki Iyaloja, Chief (Mrs) Modupe Labode and others.
Other Clerics present at the occasion included Imam Mikail Ajisefini, Chief Imam of Ijoko and Imam Bashir, Otun Oloriomokeu of Gbagura.
Many Market men and women from Ogun and Lagos States, were represented at the burial of the late market women leader.