Life is full of ups and downs. There are many rough roads but we only become conquerors when we scale through despite the odds. Life has definitely thrown challenges at Mr Abdulsalam Kamaldeen idowu,a disabled and former homeless street beggar but he has not let that stop him from achieving his dreams.
Idowu lost his two legs to polio at the age of three, lost his mother at the age of four , started primary school at eight and resorted to street begging to raise money to buy uniforms,books and to feed. He begged for alms from primary through secondary school and was known on the streets of Lagos as a beggar.
From street begging,he bought GCE form in 2002,sat and passed the GCE and JAMB exam and subsequently admitted to study political science at the University of Lagos.
In his determination to become a lawyer, he sat for the west African School Certificate Examination and JAMB as he was preparing to complete his first degree. After which he proceeded to study law and was later admitted to the Nigerian Law school in 2015 and was called to the Nigerian Bar on Nov.30 2016.
He has really done well for himself regardless of life travails.
Congrats to an Ordinary Nigerian doing extra ordinary things.