House Of Reps Honour Former Street Beggar Turned Lawyer (Photos)
A former street beggar, Abdulsalam Kamaldeen Idowu has earned the rare privilege of being honored by the House of Representatives for seeing himself through school to become a lawyer and political science graduate.
Mr. Idowu, who is crippled, did not allow his disability to hinder him from achieving academic success.
Also honoured by the lower legislative chamber was Miss Aarinola Olaiya, the first student in 28 years to graduate with distinction in surgery from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
The decision to honor these young Nigerians followed the adoption of a motion sponsored by the House Leader, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (Lagos-APC).
Accordingly, the House resolved to establish, by law, a Parliamentary Honours/Award System for recognition of extraordinary achievements by Nigerians.
The lawmaker also seized the opportunity to inform his colleagues that Master Ayodele Dada, who was similarly introduced to the House and the world in like manner on the 26th of March, 2016, for breaking the 5.0 Cumulative Grade Point at graduation in the University of Lagos, just concluded his service at the Central Bank of Nigeria and preparing to further his studies abroad after receiving several job offers.
He expressed belief that the duo of Aarinola and Abdulsalam will also soar higher.