A city set on a hill they say cannot be hidden and that’s why Friday, the 8th of February 2013 would remain a date to be remembered in the minds of many, as Nigeria’s foremost lawyer and legal icon, Aare Afe Babalola SAN, OFR, OON, LL.D, D.LITT, FNIALS, FCI. Arb bagged a Doctorate of Law LL.D (honoris causa) at the prestigious university of lagos’s golden jubilee convocation ceremony. This alluring event that had notable Nigerians honour the founder of AFE BABALOLA UNIVERSITY, Ado_ekiti was preceded by a state-of-the –art reception held within the amalgam of UNILAG. The highlight of the reception was the class, colour and glamour added to the occasion by the award winning TeamCSI with her red carpet session, roller banners paying homage to the awardee, branded shirts for the event and a special poem for the Aare Bamofin of Yoruba land. ToyosiCSI and showgirl hosted lots of notable dignitaries in the legal profession and academics which include persons like Mrs folake Solanke SAN (first female senior advocate of Nigeria), Prof Sidi Osho ( vice chancellor, Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti), Prof Isreal Orubuloye, Lady Christy Oluborode (Registrar Afe BAbalola University, Ado-Ekiti), Dele Adesina SAN, Prof M.O Ajisafe( Vice Chancellor, ABUAD), Prof Smaranda Olarinde (provost College of Law, Afe Babalola University and of course lot of other very important personalities who lauded the Paragon of Excellence for his virtues and success while wishing him long live and God’s blessing’s as he proceeds in age.
The attention on the red carpet increased with the arrival of the former pro-chancellor of the university of lagos, foremost Nigerian Lawyer, philanthropist per excellence, and awardee Aare Afe BAbalola with his wife as they were ushered into the red carpet with petals being poured for them to walk upon by the red carpet ushers wherein the founder of the fastest growing university in Nigeria accorded his achievements to hardwork and God’s grace. Of course, it was a definition of class, style, elegance and a reward of excellence.