Sad! Former Health Minister, Babatunde Osotimehin Dies At 68

Osotimehin (Pix credit: The cable.ng)

Former Minister of Health, Babatunde Osotimehin, is dead.

The cable.ng reports that Osotimehin who died at 68, was dedicated to gender, youth and maternal health issues. He was health Minister from December 2008 to Mach 2010.

Until his death, Osotimehin was Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Accoding to sources at the UNFPA, his death was announced at the Nigerian office of the UN body on Monday morning.

Before becoming Health Minister, late Osotimehin was the Director General, Nigerian National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), and Project Manager of the Worl-Bank assisted HIV/AIDS programme development project. He hailed from Ijebu Igbo, Ogun state and attended Igbobi College in Lagos in the late 1960s, before moving to the United Kingdom, where he had his University education.
The cable.ng

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  1. udechukwu chiamaka

    R I P sir

  2. ATAKA FORTUNATUS TOBENNA

    R I P sir
    Group 15
    Quiz no 16

  3. Simon Chiamaka Peace

    Death is inevitable… RIP Sir

    Quiz no 89
    Group 11

  4. Okeke Chiamaka Gabriella

    May your soul rest in peace sir

    Quiz no 21
    Group 15A

  5. Onuorah Adaeze Chidimma

    It’s really a great loss of the late former health minister of the blessed memory Babatunde Osetimehin
    He was really an icon
    Quiz number 108
    Group number 3

  6. Onuorah Adaeze Chidimma

    It’s really a great loss of the death of this great icon late Babatunde Osetimehin of the blessed memory who was indeed a great person the former health minister may his gentle soul rest in peace
    Quiz number 108
    Group number 3

  7. Moses Sunday ogbu

    rest in perfect peace sir, I pray may the Holy Lord accept your soul. quiz No. 88. group.5

  8. Oh what a great loss, RIP sir and my heart felt condolence to the family of the deceased may the almighty God grant you the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.
    Quiz no:103

  9. Rest in peace i pray the good lord will see the family through their period of mourning.

  10. Omenuko Adaobi promise

    Rip.thanks for your contribution in the health sector in Nigeria,you did well in your life time on earth…May God bless you
    Quiz no 129

  11. may his soul rest in the blossom of almighty God.He gives life,and also takes life
    quiz no:98

  12. may your gentle soul rest in perfect peace sir
    quiz no:94,group no:6

  13. May his gentle soul rest in peace, Adieu sir
    reg no:2016054050
    quiz no: 118

  14. RIP Sir.. May your gentle soul rest in peace

  15. RIP sir..may God give your family the grace to bear the loss.

  16. RIP sir…Rest in perfect peace 06

  17. Onyia Ogochukwu Mary

    REST IN PEACE SIR.
    MAY THE GOOD LORD ACCEPT UR SOUL.
    GROUP 9
    QUIZ NO. 125

  18. Death is indeed a respecter of no man.Your good work lives in our hearts. R.I.P Mr Osotimelin Babatunde.
    Reg no:2016054018
    Quiz no:83
    Group no5

  19. may his soul rest in peace Amen

  20. what a loss. Rip sir
    Group number 8
    Quiz number 97

  21. Well, good things don’t last as we would lyk them to. RIP sir , may you find eternal rest and we pray that a better replacement will come.

  22. Well, good things don’t last as we would lyk them to. RIP sir , may you find eternal rest and we pray that a better replacement will come.(107)

  23. UMEAKU SOMTO ONYEDIKA

    He has really done a great deal in the health sectors
    rest in peace sir
    no.111

  24. chisom Janefrances

    RIP Sir

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