The family of the late Afenifere spokesperson, Yinka Odumakin, is planning to establish a foundation to keep his legacy alive.
This is just as the family warned individuals using Odumakin’s name for wrong and selfish reasons to desist from the act or be called out.
The widow, Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, in a statement on Friday on behalf of the family also appreciated members of the public for outpouring of empathy over Odumakin’s death.
The late human rights activist died on April 2, 2021 in Lagos and was buried on April 24 at his hometown in Moro in the Ife North Local Government Area of Osun State
The statement read in part, “After a life dedicated to intense struggle for justice, fairness and natural identity, we reconcile ourselves to a great void which would not be filled. We also dedicate ourselves to the duty of honouring his core convictions.
“It will be compulsory for us to go beyond piecemeal records to a compendium; a corpus which exhaustively sums up the essential Yinka Odumakin. More importantly, a Yinka Odumakin Foundation shall be established to keep his benefits, his legacy to mankind beyond the grave. But we must express our unceasing gratitude to everyone for uncommon outpouring of empathy, solidarity and support in many ways.
“We must also appeal to those who keep using Yinka Odumakin’s name for wrong and selfish reasons to please stop. We do not wish to call people out at this point but we might be very direct if such abuse continues.” ,,