The President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Yakubu Chonoko Maikyau, OON, SAN, extended his heartfelt condolences to the family of the late Dr. Aliyu Alarape Salman, SAN, who departed from this world quietly in his sleep on January 7, 2024. Maikyau sympathized with the family, sharing collective grief over Dr. Aliyu’s painful exit.
Born on November 9, 1942, in Ilorin to an imam father, Salman Ake (Dr.) Aliyu Alarape Salman, SAN, dedicated his life to the legal profession. After being called to the bar in 1968, he joined the Ministry of Justice in Sokoto, where he climbed the ranks to become the Deputy Solicitor General.
In 1976, he was appointed Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in Kwara State, a position he held until 1978 when he voluntarily resigned.
Following his resignation, he established the prestigious law firm SAARA CHAMBERS, marking the beginning of an illustrious career in private practice that took him to various parts of the country. His dedication and expertise earned him the title of esteemed Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).
In addition to his successful legal career, he served as the Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Kwara State and held the position of the 3rd Vice President of the NBA from 1985 to 1986.
In this time of grief, the President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Yakubu Chonoko Maikyau, OON, SAN, paid a heartfelt condolence visit to the family of the late legal icon. Dr. Salman’s invaluable contributions to the legal profession, his service to the NBA, and his impact on the legal landscape of Kwara State will forever be remembered.
I extend my deepest condolences.
President, Nigerian Bar Association
Photos from the condolence visitation.
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