- The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon Femi Gbajabiamila has appointed a 49-year-old University of Lagos graduate as one of his special assistants
- Gbajabiamila adds Abdulsalam Idowu Kamaldeen, a graduate of political science and law to become a special assistant on Special Needs/Equal Opportunities
Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila appoints Kamaldeen to work with him as one of his aides.
According to the Press Statement by the All Progressives Congress (APC), it reads:
New Special Assistant to Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila on Special Needs /Equal Opportunities – Abdulsalam Idowu Kamaldeen
Abdulsalam Idowu kamaldeen, 49, became physically challenged at the age of three (3) due to polio infection. He lost his mother a year after he lost his legs to polio. Abdulsalam started primary education at age of 8 in 1978 at Erin-Ile, kwara state. He started street begging same year due to financial constraint. Thereafter he finished his primary school in 1993 and came to Lagos, where he found himself on the street begging for alms and sleeping under the Dosunmu bridge at Idumota.
After his secondary school education, he then started evening classes. He gained admission to study political science in UNILAG in 2006 and graduated in 2010. In his determination to become a lawyer he sat for JAMB exams and gained admission to study law at the University of Lagos in 2010, (same year he graduated in political science). He finished in 2015. Abdulsalam proceeded to the Nigerian Law School, passed all his papers at first sitting and was called to bar in 2016.
Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila in his former capacity as the House Majority Leader discovered Abdulsalam Kamaldeen and invited him to the floor of the House in 2017 for Special Recognition by the House.
Kamaldeen, a practicing lawyer, hails from Kwara State.