and judges in the country to tap from the knowledge and experience of
the first female Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief (Mrs.) Folake
Solanke, describing the octogenarian as a “bundle of gift”. She
celebrated her birthday on the 29th of March, 2017.
in Ibadan while speaking with journalists during the 85th birthday
celebration of Chief Solanke where many dignitaries from all walks of
life including the Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, former
Presidents of the Nigerian Bar Association Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN),
converged to celebrate her.
mother, noted that the judiciary had not learnt enough from the legal
luminary, saying: “Judges and lawyers can learn from her now that she is still alive; learn from her diction and courage.”
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).
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.
model, making positive impact in our society. Join us in celebrating
Chief Folake Solanke, SAN, OON, CON at 85.