2005 – Death in Nigeria of Lawrence Olanrewaju Cole Jayesimi, who overcame the disability of blindness to operate a business, obtain advanced degrees, pastor a Baptist church, and educate the blind.
His major contribution was in the field of education for the blind. He made a case for it in the former Oyo State, drawing the attention of the state government to the needs of the physically challenged. He pioneered education for the blind in Ijebu Igbo. Along with Mr. Okubanjo, he used his expertise there and they liaised with a foreign non-governmental organization to fund a school for the physically challenged.