With pomp and pageantry, my dear Pastor Olubi Johnson of the famous Scripture Pasture Christian Centre in Ibadan together with family and friends celebrated his Mum – Madam Kafayat Abimbola Agusto-Bakare who gracefully turned 90 on April, 25th, 2018. The colorful event was held at the superlative Darlington Hall, Ilupeju, Lagos where guests were pampered with all sorts that make for a lovely evening.
Madam Kafayat Abimbola Agusto-Bakare an indigene of Lagos Island was born into a Muslim family in 1928. She was educated in Lagos and London where she studied law and was called to the English Bar in 1952. Incidentally, she returned to Nigeria in 1953 to become Nigeria’s first female Muslim lawyer.
She served variously within the Ministry of Justice as State Counsel in Lagos State and at the Federal level before her retirement.
She is blessed with three sons (Pastor Olubi Johnson as her firstborn, Mr. Kayode Johnson (deceased) and Mr. Yinka Johnson) from her first marriage to late Mr. Babatunde Johnson before she remarried late Justice Bakare.
In old age, “Mummy Lawyer” as she is fondly called looks radiant with a very sharp memory. She is the Chairperson of Adebayo Doherty Trust Board.
May the good Lord continue to keep Mama in good health and peace of mind till her last moment on earth in Jesus Name.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND CONGRATULATIONS
© Seye Oyetade, Lagos, Nigeria – Matters of Heritage