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Former Health Minister, Babatunde Osotimehin To Be Nuried On July 21

Babatunde Osotimehin dies

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

A statement issued on Saturday by his son, Babajide, obtained by our correspondent in Jos, said the final funeral service the Under-Secretary-General of the UN, would take place at All Souls Church, Ibadan by 11:00am.

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 by NACA scheduled for Abuja.

THE United Nations System in Nigeria will host a memorial service on July 14, 2017, at 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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