Buhari congratulates first female SAN, Funke Solanke, at 85

Buhari congratulates first female SAN, Funke Solanke, at 85
April 04 01:05 2017

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated eminent lawyer, administrator and the first female Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief Folake Solanke, CON, on her 85th birthday.

Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, said in a statement on Monday that President Buhari  saluted Solanke for her courage in pursuing the truth, and advocating a better life for the less privileged.

“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.

As a leading light in her profession, President Buhari believes Chief Solanke’s achievement has been an inspiration to many Nigerians, especially young women, who earnestly yearn to pursue rewarding careers,” the statement read in part.

President Buhari wished the celebrant good health and longer life in the service of her country.