The Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday gifted a physically challenged lawyer, Kamarudeen Idowu, a Toyoto Corolla car with a promise to give him a driver and pay for the driver’s service for a year.
Idowu who used to be a beggar on the streets of Lagos, decided to further his education by pursuing a degree in Law. He used proceeds from his begging to pay his way through the University. He was called to bar in 2016 after completing his Law degree from the University of Lagos and the Nigerian Law School, Abuja campus.
Presenting the car to Idowu, Gbajabiamila said he was inspired by Idowu’s story. According to him, he got to know of Idowu through a Lagos-based magistrate he met in Abuja. He says he is in the process of sponsoring a bill that will ensure that a quota of the Federal government jobs are alocated to the physically-challenged.
“Apart from this car, I will get him a driver to take him wherever he wants to go. And I will pay his driver’s salary for a year,” he said.
Idowu while accepting the car gift, thanked the lawmaker for his generosity.