A senior editor with Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr Tajudeen Adeyinka AbdusSalaam, popularly known as Elder Yinka Salaam witnessed the Call to Bar of his son, Umar Adebayo AbdusSalaam Esq on Tuesday.
Barrister AbdusSalaam was among the new set of 1,785 lawyers called to Bar by the Nigeria law school.
The event, held at the Eagle Square, Abuja, strictly followed the COVID-19 safety protocols.
Barrister AbdulSalaam had graduated in 2019 from the ‘better-by-far’ University of Ilorin with combined honors (Common and Islamic Laws).
He was also accompanied to the event by his mother, Mrs R.K. AbdusSalaam, Muslim News learnt.
Relating his feeling on the milestone, the veteran journalist and writer, who is also an Editorial Adviser to Muslim News said, “I feel that, as a parent, I have fulfilled part of my duties and I am happy that the Ummah has been blessed with another vibrant and promising lawyer and a future legal luminary, biqutiratiLlah.
“The is just the beginning. I am also aware that every blessing from Allah is a trial. Thus, I consciously strive to be the best and ensure I get a pass mark from Allah.
“Of course, the feat wouldn’t have been possible without his mother, a pious Muslimah and disciplinarian par excellence. She indeed played a crucial role.
“In addition to the University of Ilorin, mention must also be made of The First Tenderfoot Schools, Ikorodu and The Vanguards Academy, Odosengolu, Ogun State.”
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