Ruth Olowookere, the Iyaloja-General of Ondo State, is dead, SaharaReporters can confirm.
Olowookere, who died on Sunday afternoon, was the President of the National Association of Traders and Market Leaders Council of Nigeria.
A family member of the deceased, Kunle Ajibogun, confirmed the death of the woman.
He said, "She died on Sunday at the aged of 70 after a brief illness. The family is deeply saddened by her demise.”