March 31, 2017

First Female SAN, Olufolake Solanke, Celebrates Her 85th Birthday

Governor of Ondo state, Rotimi Akeredolu and his wife, Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, celebrated with an icon, Chief (Mrs) Olufolake Solanke, the first female Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), on her 85th birthday.

Chief Olufolake Solanke became the first female lawyer to be conferred with Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) in March 1981. A big congrats to her! More photos...




 
Chief Solanke who was born in Abeokuta on 29th March 1932, is a female trailblazer, who has broken glass ceilings, and has many numerous achievements including the National honour of the Commander of the Order of Niger. In 1972, Solanke was appointed the first Commissioner of Western State and chairperson of the Western Nigeria Television Broadcasting Corporation (WNTBC).

On the international scene, Chief Folake Solanke became a source of pride for Nigerian woman and Africans as a whole when on July 21st 1994 she became the 42nd president of Zonta International, an organization that focus primarily on advancing the status of women, the first non – Caucasian to be elected to hold the position since the organisation was founded in 1919.

Chief Folake Solanke has broken gender barriers to become a role model, making positive impact in our society. Join us in celebrating Chief Folake Solanke, SAN, OON, CON at 85.

17 comments:

Sunshow said...

More grace madam.

Austine Gabriel said...

Happy birthday to mama SAN

Hassan Aderemi said...

Happy birthday Ma............... llnp.

Ay360 said...

Happy bday?

Onifade Joseph said...

Wooow i celebrate you ma even on this day. HBD ma

Rosemary Ezeji said...

Happy birthday

godwin progragrammer said...

happy birthday ma.

Peter Iyinolakan said...

HBD LLNP IJN AWG

Adagiri Augustine said...

Happy birthday ma, u're a role model.

okorochas justin said...

Wow...

Younger younger,,,,, hale n hearty,,,,, more grace ma.....

Queen Abiodun Ogunnika said...

Happy birthday

Peter Iyinolakan said...

HBD LLNP IJN AWG

abdulrasaq abdulrafii said...

HBD

Oladimeji Seun said...

Congratulation to you mama.

inumidun said...

Happy birthday ma..

Olisayemk said...

Happy birthday to a great woman

I. C Bruno said...

Happy Birthday

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