Ayo Salami Biography, Early Life, Age, Family, Education, Career And Net Worth

Ayo Salami
Justice Ayo Salami is no doubt, one of the most popular personalities in the Nigerian legal community.
The jurist and former President of the Nigerian courts of appeals, no doubt, elicits different personalities, depending on what side he is being viewed from. Generally, he is seen as a courageous, pious and incorruptible judge.
Before his appointment as the President of the Nigerian courts of appeals, Justice Salami has served in different capacities, including Kaduna State Ministry of Justice where he was the acting Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary. He also served as the acting Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Kwara State.
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Ayo Salami Profile

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Full names: Ayo Salami
Date of birth: 15th October 1943
Nationality: Nigerian
State of origin: Kwara State
Education: Ahmadu Bello University
Occupation: Lawyer
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Ayo Salami Biography and Career

Ayo Salami was born on the 15th of October, 1943 in Kwara State, Nigeria. After completing his primary education, he enrolled at the Provincial Secondary School, Kano for his secondary education, obtaining his West Africa School Certificate (WASC) in 1963.
Salami further gained admission to study Law at the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, graduating in 1967 with a bachelor's degree in Law. The same year, he proceeded to the Nigerian Law School and was called to the bar on June 28, 1968.

Ayo Salami began his professional career as a Collector of Customs and Excise Grade II. In 1971, three years after being called to the bar, he was transferred to North Central State Public Service Commission, where he served as State Counsel Grade II.

With time, he became the Acting Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary of the Kaduna State Ministry of Justice, Kaduna, a position he handled until 1976 when he was deployed to Kwara State to serve as a Senior State Counsel. He later served as the Acting Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Ilorin till 1978.

Salami was appointed as Justice of the Court of Appeal and in 2009, became the President of the Nigerian courts of appeals to succeed Justice Umaru Abdullahi. On August 2011, the National Judicial Council suspended him, sequel to his refusal to apologize to Justice A. I. Katsina-Alu, the former Chief Justice of Nigeria who headed the council's panel that found him to have lied against the council.

The issue started in 2007 when the Court of Appeal, which Justice Salami presided over upturned the 2007 gubernatorial election results of Ekiti and Osun states that had been awarded to the PDP candidates, Segun Oni and Olagunsoye Oyinlola, and gave judgments in favour of the Dr Kayode Fayemi and Rauf Aregbesola, who were the candidates of the Action Congress of Nigeria’s (ACN) then. This reportedly made him an enemy of the PDP.

This was followed by the report that the then CJN, Justice Aloy Katsina-Alu, due to political reasons, told him to withdraw from a pending judgment in the Sokoto governorship election result. He said Justice Dahiru Musdapher was a witness to the matter. The government said he lied under oath. He got suspended on August 2011 by the National Judicial Council (NJC).

In addition to the suspension, the council also recommended Justice Salami’s retirement to President Goodluck JonathanOn May 2012, the National Judicial Council reversed its decision and recommended his immediate reinstatement but was disregarded by Jonathan. Ayo Salami retired from the judiciary on October 15, 2013, after clocking 70 years.

During the commencement of the 2017/2018 legal year, Justice Salami was reappointed from his retirement by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Hon. Mr. Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen, to head its 15-member Corruption and Financial Crime Cases Trial Monitoring Committee on 27 September 2017 but he declined.

Justice Ayo Salami is happily married with children.

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