Nigerian Former Minister Of Health Is Dead, Family Releases Statement
A two-paragraph statement issued on Monday, June 5, 2017 by Dr. Babajide Osotimehin on behalf of the late Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin family confirmed the UNFPA’s boss died on Sunday.
The family said the burial of the former Nigerian minister of health would be announced later.
Before he became health minister, Osotimehin, was the Director General of National Agency for Control of AIDS and was also a former Provost of the College of Medicine at the University of Ibadan.
He became the Executive Director of UNFPA on 19th November 2010 to serve a four-year term and was re-appointed on 21st August 2014.
He was born on 6th February 1949. According to ranking, he holds the rank of Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations. Late Osotimehin attended Igbobi College between 1966 and 1971.
After his medical studies at the University of Ibadan, he received a doctorate in medicine from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, in 1979.
Osotimehin has consistently advanced the cause of youth and gender, within the context of reproductive health and rights.