UNFPA Boss, Babatunde Osotimehin Dies At 68
The Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Professor Babatunde Osotimehin, is dead.
In a two-paragraph statement issued on Monday by Dr. Babajide Osotimehin on behalf of the late Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin family, it stated that the UNFPA’s boss died on Sunday.
The statement reads: “With gratitude to the Almighty God for a life well-spent in service to Humanity, the Babatunde Osotimehin Family of Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun State of Nigeria, hereby announces the transition of our Father and Grandfather, Professor Babatunde Osotimehin (OON), the Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on Sunday, 4th June, 2017 at the age of 68 years.
“Funeral Arrangements will be announced by the family.”
Late Osotimehin was Nigeria’s former health minister and former Director General of National Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS, (NACA).
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.