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Iyalode Alaba Lawson - The Yoruba Woman holding Over Four Powerful Tittle

Iyalode Alaba Lawson - The Yoruba Woman holding Over Four Powerful Tittle

Chief Alaba Lawson was born Alaba Oluwaseun Lawson on January 18, 1951. She is a business magnate, entrepreneur and academician. She currently serves as the first female president of NACCIMA and chairman of the board of the Governing Council, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Ogun State.

Chief Lawson is also the president pro-tempore of the Forum of Female Traditional Rulers in Nigeria.

She established a trading/distributing firm known as Capricorn Stores Ltd, between 1968 and 1996. where she had distributing outlets with Nigerian Breweries Ltd, Nigerian Bottling Company Ltd, Guinness Nigeria Ltd, West African Portland Cement Ltd etc.She became the President of the Abeokuta Chambers of Commerce in 1995 and later became the President of Ogun Council of Chambers of Commerce in year 2000 and headed it till 2002. And in 2009 she established a Microfinance Bank known as Abestone Microfinance Bank to boost SMES.

On May 25, 2017, Alaba became the first woman to be elected President of National Association Of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines And Agriculture (NACCIMA) following the expiration of the tenure of Dr. Benny Edem

Iyalode Alaba Lawson is a very popular woman in Yoruba land. Hardly do you find a woman holding more powerful titles like she does. She was the Iyalode of Egbaland (Disposed), The Iyalode of Yorubaland, The Otun of Oko
The Asiwaju Iyalode of Egbaland,
The Otun Iyalode of the Egba Christians


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