Buhari felicitates with Solanke at 85
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday congratulated the first female Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Folake Solanke, on her 85th birthday.
According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President joined all members of the Bar and the bench, her friends and family in celebrating the landmark age of the octogenarian.
He noted that she had won many awards and recognitions, including the Commander Order of the Niger for her courage in pursuing the truth, and advocating a better life for the less privileged.
The statement read partly, “The President extols the legal luminary for the patriotism she has demonstrated over the years in speaking against poor governance, and always making herself available in times of need, like working variously as Commissioner in Western Nigeria and Chairperson of the first television network in Africa, Western Nigeria Television Broadcasting Corporation.”