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.