SOME of the world’s greatest springs are from anonymous enclaves that are too small to contain them. So it is for Chief Gboyega Awomolo who sprang from the sleepy little town of Igbajo in Osun State but has since grown into a titan of the legal profession.
The highly respected legal luminary joined the league of septuagenarians a few days ago with an outpouring of emotions from scores of admirers, fellow denizens of the law and even common men whose lives Chief Awomolo has impacted positively.
The long-time Senior Advocate of Nigeria and Life Bencher has spent 40 years in the legal profession building enduring friendships and a reputation for integrity and straightforwardness along the way. He is a former attorney general of his home state and shares the privileges of the Inner Sanctum with his wife, Chief (Mrs) Victoria Olufunmilayo, who is also a SAN.
Unlike some who are praised abroad but derided at home, Gboyega is a man dear to the hearts of the people on account of his tremendous achievements which have put Igbajo on the world map as well as his service to humanity.
Unsurprisingly, the people of Igbajo showed their appreciation by conferring on him with the title of Asiwaju of Igbajoland.
SOURCE: THE NATION