A wise man once said: “Disability only makes you know that there are other things that you can do that you never knew about; the unveiling of a hidden strength within you”.
This statement seemed to have once again come to fulfilment in the life of Hafsa Suleiman Dauda, a blind lady that was recently called to the Nigerian Bar.
Miss Hafsa Suleiman Dauda who is from Kaduna State was said to have lost her sight at a tender age as a result of an accident. The accident, without doubt, posed a very big challenge to the young lady who was forced to scope with her new-found reality.
But despite being faced with this disability, Miss Hafsa Suleiman Dauda broke the chains of discouragements and worked tirelessly to achieve her dream of becoming a lawyer.
And today, against all odds, Hafsa is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
A Tweet made by INSIDE KADUNA, and Retweeted by one Ayo Obe, preaches that this is the proudest moment for the group. It reads:
This is one of our proudest moments
This is the kind of news and energy we should share about Kaduna
Yes, Hafsah Dauda is blind but she defied EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE to be a graduate. She was called to bar a few days ago. She is from Kaduna. We are proud of Barr Hafsah Dauda. pic.twitter.com/khm4dqnuls
— Inside Kaduna (@InsideKaduna_) November 30, 2018
“This is our proudest moments. This is the kind of news and energy we should share about Kaduna. Yes, Hafsah Dauda is blind but she defied EVERYTHING and EVERYONE to be a graduate…”
This is my sister… One whom I’m well pleased. Hafsah became visually impaired at the age of 2. She can’t see like everyone else. Except with her mind’s eyes. Sharp and precocious. Inspite all the problem, her dream, hope and education didn’t suffer. pic.twitter.com/8e5AQAN0WG
— Fatima Suleiman (@mss_Majeeda) November 29, 2018
The interesting story of a visually impaired lady, Hafsah Suleiman, who was called to bar after passing the August/September 2018 bar final examinations has caught our attention. The inspiring story was shared by her sister, Fatima, on Twitter. According to her, Hafsah became blind at the tender age of two but she did not let it affect her dreams and aspirations. Her tweet reads: “This is my sister… One whom I’m well pleased. Hafsah became visually impaired at the age of 2. She can’t see like everyone else. Except with her mind’s eyes. Sharp and precocious. In spite all the problem, her dream, hope and education didn’t suffer.”
Fatima went further to explain how tasking it was for Hafsah to be in law school but that her dedication yielded good results at the end of the day. She tweeted: “She had to cover the syllabus as there was nearly no one to compare notes with, well save for a few kind and discerning course mates who engaged and rubbed minds with her. Beyond this, she faced discrimination from the intolerant and the unfortunate.”
Indeed, Hafsa has defied everything and everyone. She was able to proof yet again that one’s deformity or disability is not an excuse for failure. Through her hard work and dedication, she has been able to stand out as an inspiration to many others out there facing similar challenges, including those who may have lost hope.
Hafsa is a role model and should by all costs be celebrated for her strength and determination.
Congrats to the new wig whose story would serve as an inspiration to many.