Nigeria’s former Minister of Health, Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin, is dead.

A press statement signed by a member of his family, Dr. Babajide Osotimehin said that the professor died on Sunday, June 4, 2017.

Osotimehin was born February 6, 1949, in Ogun State.

According to the statement, Prof. Osotimehin was the Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund before he died yesterday.

He assumed the position on January 1, 2011, sequel to his appointment on November 19, 2010 for a four-year term.

As the UNFPA’s executive director, Osotimehin was the organisation’s fourth Executive Director, and held the rank of Under-Secretary General of the United Nations.