Former Minister of Health and the Executive Director of the United Nations Populations Fund, UNFPA, Babatunde Osotimehin, died in the early hours of Monday, June 5.
Stargist.com presents 7 facts about the former head of Nigeria’s aids agency.
1 He was born on February 6, 1949.
2. He attended Igbobi College between 1966 and 1971. After his medical studies at University of Ibadan, he received a doctorate in medicine from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, in 1979.
3. Babatunde was awarded the Nigerian national honour, Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON), December 2005
4. Babatunde Osotimehin was appointed Minister of Health on 17 December 2008. During his tenure, he united all 36 states to build a national health plan focused on primary health care.
5. He was appointed the fourth Executive Director of UNFPA in November 2010 and was reappointed in August 2014.
6. Dr. Osotimehin was the Director-General of the Nigerian National Agency for the Control of AIDS, an agency that coordinates all HIV and AIDS work in a country with more than 150 million people.
7. He was also a former Provost of the College of Medicine at the University of Ibadan.
8. Babatunde Osotimehin, passed on while watching television alone in his home in New York on Monday 5th June.