By Adekunle Sulaimon
A renowned disability inclusion activist and founder of the Children’s Developmental Centre (CDC), Dr Olayinka Labake Akindayomi, has died at age 66.
Akindayomi built up services provision and support for families with children and adults of autism, all developmental and intellectual disabilities.
A notable voice in the disability sector in Nigeria for about 28 years, she also initiated the CDC to champion activities leading to the development, supervision, awareness and outreach programmes on disability issues.
“She was a trailblazer and an amazon in the disability community who did remarkable work, particularly in the intellectual and developmental disability space for over 30 years.
“Indeed, this special community has lost a warrior. She will be sorely missed. Funeral arrangements to be announced by the family,” it added.