Physically Challenged Beggar Turns Lawyer in Lagos
Abdulsalam Kamaldeen, a physically tested one-time Lagos poor person, has been regarded by the house of representatives for his uncommon scholastic accomplishment.
38-year-old Kamaldeen defeated his physical test as a disabled homeless person to graduate as a lawyer.
Gbajabiamila spoke about the students’ achievement describing them as “Nigerians of humble background who fought all odds to achieve greatness”.
24-year-old Olaiya turned into the primary restorative understudy to graduate with distinction in surgery at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, since 1989.
The team got an overwhelming applause from the officials including Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house.
Gbajabiamila talked about the students’ accomplishment portraying them as “Nigerians of humble foundation who battled all chances to accomplish enormity”.
He stated: “Kamaldeen, 38, lost his two legs to polio at the youthful age of three; lost his mom at four years old; and began elementary school at eight. He began road asking to fund-raise to purchase school garbs, books and to nourish.
“Kamaldeen asked for donations from essential through auxiliary schools; referred to in the city of Lagos as a poor person and rested under the Idumota Bridge for quite a while before sparing cash he assembled from workers to lease a room.
“From road asking, he purchased a GCE shape in 2002; passed his GCE and JAMB examinations and was thusly confessed to contemplate Political Science at the University of Lagos.
“He sat for another WAEC and JAMB examinations while preparing for the completion of his first degree in Political Science. In his determination to become a lawyer, Kamaldeen gained admission to study Law at the University of Lagos in 2010. He went to the Nigerian Law School in 2015 and was called to the Nigerian Bar on 30 November 2016.
“His story is amazing, sad, as it is also inspiring. Going through Law School for able-bodied men is tough, let alone for a cripple. Despite the circumstances of his life, he chose to work hard to make a name for himself.
“He did not attempt to go into crime or opt to cross the Mediterranean in the hope to go to Europe.”
Gbajabiamila also commended Olaiya whose successful feat hasn’t been achieved in OAU for over 28 years.
He said: “Miss Aarinola Olaiya, 24, was admitted into the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, to study Medicine and Surgery in 2011; she scored an excellent Cumulative Grade Point (CGPA) of 4.74 in her first year.