Stephen Hawking while advising other disabled people said “concentrate on things your disability doesn’t prevent you from doing well and don’t regret the things it interferes with. Don’t be disabled in spirit as well as physically.”
Olugbenga Aina, LL.B, BL, MSW, Director, Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Division of Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion at Gallaudet University, Washington DC could be said to have established the fact in the Hawking advice to physically-challenged people.
He is from Ekiti State in Nigeria.
Aina proved that the human spirit is one of ability, perseverance and courage that no disability can steal away.
He is a 1990 law graduate of Obafemi Awolowo Univesity, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, and the first deaf person in West Africa to graduate with a law degree.
In 1991, he earned his Barrister at Law qualifications from the Nigerian Law School, Lagos, and was called to the Nigerian Bar, thus becoming the first deaf lawyer in West Africa.