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    Thursday, July 22, 2021

    Oluyinka Odumakin Foundation (OOF) Comes Alive

    In order to ensure that the legacy of the former Afenifere Secretary remains alive, the family of the late Yinka Odumakin has established a foundation in his honour.

    The widow of the deceased, Joe Okei-Odumakin made this available via its official social media account.

    Comrade Yinka Odumakin stepped into immortality as the CAC formally registered the OLUYINKA ODUMAKIN FOUNDATION (OOF).

    The widow and President of the Foundation, Dr. Joe Okei Odumakin, said the purpose of the Foundation is to honour Yinka's memory by keeping his ideals alive.

    Dr. Okei Odumakin added that the Foundation will undertake projects relating to the departed Afenifere spokesman and ward against attempts which might have  the dubious motives of tarnishing his memory.

    Among other eminent personalities on the Board of Trustees (BOT) is Dr. Tokunbo Awolowo - Dosunmu, who is the Chairman of the Board.

    Dr. Joe Okei Odumakin said the public should look forward to more information about the Foundation, which is projected to function effectively at the crossroads where Nigeria currently finds itself by offering effective solutions to nagging problems.

    The late Afenifere spokesperson, 54, died on Friday, April 2, after battling with respiratory problems occasioned by COVID-19 complications.

    Odumakin’s life telegraphs hope. The fact that a few people like him still exists in this country suggests that all hope is not lost. It is a testimony to the fact that those who genuinely hold the baton of social activism have a cause to live and die for.

    Like activists who still bear the scars of progressive struggle, Odumakin was a frequent guest of the Abacha detention facilities. Yet, unlike many who started with him, he remained steadfast despite his human shortcomings. The void he is leaving in the political activism space will be very difficult to fill.

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