Human rights lawyer, Dr. Kayode Ajulo, has dedicated his induction into the FRSC Celebrity Special Marshal to his late son, Kayikunmi, who died in a ghastly car accident on September 30, 2017.
In a statement on the induction, Ajulo said, “I see my involvement as a challenge and a call to service. It will also help in channeling my grieve over my late son into something worthwhile in my continuous service to humanity.”
He further stressed, “I lost, haplessly, Kayikunmi Kayode-Ajulo, my lovely son in a ghastly motor accident.
“This regrettable occurrence eye-witnesses’ and experts accounts said the unfortunate death could have been averted where there is full compliance with regulations with regard to the usage of seat-belt and child safety seat.”
According to the former National Secretary of the Labour Party, Kayikunmi lived a short but vibrant, good and promising life, with his demise leaving a sore scar on me.
He described himself as “the ultimate victim, I have decided, on the strength of the lessons learned from the foregoing, to rise above the irreversible occurrence and, instead, choose to save other innocent Nigerian Children from similar fate by instituting a foundation called “Kayikunmi Kayode Ajulo Memorial Foundation” with permanent endowment funds solely from my personal resources (which in fact is the fund set aside for his welfare and education) to cater for children safety.”
He charged all relevant agencies, particularly the Federal Road Safety Corps to commence full enforcement of the provisions of the law stating full usage of all seatbelts and child safety seat in a vehicle.
“Start immediate, comprehensive and robust citizen engagement and sensitization drive with adequate driver education systems nationwide,” as well as “ensure that adequate driver education systems such as specific trainings before driving licenses can be acquired, advertisement and campaigns be embarked upon by all stakeholders.”