Prominent disability inclusion activist and founder of the Center for Child Development, Dr. Oleinkarabake Akindayomi, has passed away at the age of 66.
Akindayomi has built a service delivery and support for children and adults with autism and families with all developmental and intellectual disabilities.
A prominent voice in the Nigerian disability sector for nearly 28 years, she founded the CDC and championed its work leading to development, oversight, awareness and outreach programs on disability issues.
In response to her shocking death, CDC family, administrators and staff expressed their grief in a statement released Thursday night. The family of Charles Akindayomi mourns the passing of Founder, CEO and Service Director Dr. Oraiinkarabake Akindayomi (née Aforabi) of old age on January 6, 2023. 66.
“She is a pioneer and Amazon of the disability community, with over 30 years of remarkable achievements, especially in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities.
“Certainly this special community has lost a warrior. She will be sorely missed. Funeral arrangements announced by the bereaved family,” it added.
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