President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated eminent lawyer and the first female Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Folake Solanke, on her 85th birthday.
In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on Monday in Abuja, Buhari joined all members of the Bar and the Bench, her friends and family in celebrating the landmark age of the octogenarian.
The President noted that Solanke had 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.
He also extolled 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.
According to him, Solanke’s achievements as Commissioner in Western Nigeria and Chairperson of the first television network in Africa, Western Nigeria Television Broadcasting Corporation has been an inspiration to many Nigerians, especially young women, who earnestly yearn to pursue rewarding careers.
President Buhari asked God to grant Chief Solanke good health and longer life to serve Nigeria.