Osotimehin had a distinguished career as a doctor and scholar – Osinbajo

Osotimehin had a distinguished career as a doctor and scholar – Osinbajo
June 05 18:48 2017

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has expressed shock over the death of Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin, 68, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and a former Minister of Health in Nigeria.

“On behalf of the people and Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof. Osinbajo extends heartfelt condolences to his wife, children and entire family over the passage of their beloved father, grandfather and also an illustrious Nigerian.

The Acting President also commiserates with the staff of the UNFPA and the entire UN system on the demise of a very remarkable international public servant, who served passionately, diligently and worked tirelessly at the global and national stages to reduce maternal mortality and promote universal access to reproductive health.

The late Osotimehin, who also had a distinguished career as medical doctor and teacher before he served as a cabinet minister in Nigeria, and later at the UN, will be long remembered for his many significant developmental contributions at home and in the international community, according to Acting President Osinbajo,” a statement by Osinnajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, read in part.

Osinbajo urged the Osotimehin family, friends and associates to take solace in the fact that his contributions to the improvement of women and children’s health across the world are widely acclaimed.