The remains of the late Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin, Nigeria’s former Minister of Health and Executive Director of United Nations Population Fund, was laid to rest in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital today Friday, July 21.
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.
The final funeral service took place at All Soul’s Saint Church Ibadan, Oyo State earlier today.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Deputy Secretary-General of the UN, Amina Mohammed, were among the dignitaries who attended the burial.
Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, shared the pictures with the caption: “Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin laid to rest. Big Boss will be forever missed. May his girls & young people know a just and equitable world.”
Photo credit: Tolani Alli
SOURCE :African Spotlight