President Buhari Congratulates First Female San, Chief Folanke Solanke, on 85th Birthday

President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates eminent lawyer, administrator and
The first female Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief Folake Solanke, on
Her 85th birthday.

President Buhari joins all members of the Bar and the Bench, her friends
And family in celebrating the landmark age of the octogenarian, who has won
Many awards and recognitions, including the Commander Order of the Niger
(CON), 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.
President Buhari prays that God will grant Chief Solanke good health and
Longer life to serve her country.