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LIFE: I Was Once A Motor Boy, Mechanic Apprentice, Says Adeniyi Akintola, Who Bags SAN At 41


By Temitope Adedeji, Akure

Adeniyi Micheal Akintola, SAN an accomplished human rights activist, a philanthropist per excellence has given an insight to how he nearly turned vagabond while sleeping around in parks in Ibadan, the Oyo State Capital, before God reorganized and restructured his life.

Akintola today is on the list of the senior lawyers in Nigeria after passing through thick and thin of life as a Nigerian who had no sponsor to make his ways straight.

In his exclusive phone conversation with our correspondent in Akure, he said his life story worth encouraging young ones and the entire human race that, as long as we live, there is hope

According to him, “I suffered like I won’t live to see the next day all through my life before God intervened.

“I can say that the intervention of God brought me to where I am today”

Akintola said he had to borrow a wig and gown for 13 months to practice before getting to the peak of his career.

In his words, “I really suffered, what I went through, I will not wish it for my worst enemy, even when I finished at the university, there was no money to go to the law school”

He made this assertion as a way of encouraging the younger ones, to keep all hope alive and believe in their dreams and aspirations

Akintola, who has also served as former Deputy Speaker, Oyo State House Of Assembly said that he was 41 years old when he bagged the prestigious law award, Senior Advocate Of Nigeria (SAN) after passing through the rigorous life experience.

To this end, Adeniyi Akintola is pegged to be awarded the man of the Year by the South-west Heralds base on his humanitarian gestures bestowed on the less privileged and the needy in the society in Akure, the Ondo State Capital.







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