The Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin, is dead.
A brief statement issued by Osotimehin’s family said he died on Sunday in London at the age of 68.
The deceased served as Nigeria’s Minister of Heath and left office in March 2010 when the then Acting President Goodluck Jonathan dissolved his cabinet.
He was also the Director-General of the Nigerian National Agency for the Control of AIDS, an agency that coordinates all HIV/AIDS activities in the country.
During his term as head of the National Action Committee on AIDS (NACA), Osotimehin oversaw the development of systems that presently manage more than $1 billion in project funds.