Chief Alaba Lawson, the Former National President of the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines, and Agriculture is dead.
Lawson, who is also the Iyalode of Yorubaland, passed on in the early hours of Saturday.
She was also the founder of the popular Alaba Lawson Group of Schools, Abeokuta.
Her death was announced in a statement issued on Saturday by the Executive Secretary of Abeokuta Chambers of Commerce, Industry Mines and Agriculture AbdulRahman Maku.
The statement reads, “We regret to announce the demise of NACCIMA past President and ABEOCCIMA Matron and Chairman, Board of Trustees, Iyalode Alaba Lawson, MFR, JP (Iyalode of Yorubaland) which occurred in the early hours of today, Saturday 28th of October, 2023. Burial arrangement to be announced later by the family. May God Almighty grant repose to the soul of Iyalode”.
Born on January 18, 1951, Lawson was a Nigerian business magnate, entrepreneur, academician, and champion of women’s upliftment and empowerment.
She was until her death the Iyalode of Egbaland and Chairman of Chairman Board of Trustees of ABEOCCIMA.