Former Minister of Health, Osotimehin for Burial July 21

A former Minister of Health, Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin, who was also the Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund, would be buried in Ibadan, Oyo State, on Friday, July 21.

A statement issued on Saturday by his son, Babajide Osotimehin, said the funeral service for the Under-Secretary-General of the UN, would take place at the All Souls Church, Ibadan, by 11am.

Osotimehin, who also served as the pioneer Director General of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS, died in New York on Sunday, June 4 at the age of 68.

Other events slated for the funeral include the Babatunde Osotimehin lecture, to be held in London by the UNFPA, during the world Family Planning Summit.

There will also be a service of songs organised by NACA in Abuja.

The United Nations office in Nigeria will host a memorial service on July 14 at the UN House, Abuja.

Meanwhile, the UNFPA has condoled with Nigeria over Osotimehin’s death, saying the world has lost one of the strongest voices for women and young people.

The UN agency, in a statement on Saturday, said Osotimehin would be remembered for his years of service to Nigeria and humanity as a whole.

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