Traders in Africa biggest tech hub know as computer village at ikeja Lagos on Tuesday shut down activities to protest the planned installation of female and male market leaders “Iyaoloja” and “Babaloja” respectively in the market.
The traders grounded the internationally renowned market, saying it does not need the imposition of an Iyaoloja. Wasiu Agbaje, an Information Communication Technology (ICT) engineer stated that the hub is quite different from other markets were such is done. According to him, installing such would undermine the hub because Iyaloja and technology have no correlation.
“What do the Iyaoloja and Babaloja have to offer, what value are they going to add to the hub? And what technological innovations are they bringing?” “The computer village is not like any other street market where pepper and other things are sold. It is an international technology hub and it should be treated as such.”
Another Software developer, Mr Joseph Efosa, said that such installation would disturb the 25 years of peaceful existence of the hub.