The Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund, formerly the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA), Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin, is dead.

Prof. Osotimehin, who was a former Nigerian Minister of health, died on Sunday at the age of 68, according to a two paragraphs terse statement issued on Monday by Dr. Babajide Osotimehin on behalf of the family.

The statement added that the burial of the UNFPA boss would be announced later.

He attended the UN, National Agency for the Control of AIDS, NACA with President Muhammadu Buhari wiliest year September in New York.

Before he became health minister, Osotimehin, was the Director General of National Agency for Control of AIDS (NACA) and was also a former Provost of the College of Medicine at the University of Ibadan.

He became the CEO of UNFPA on 19th November 2010 to serve a four-year term and was re-appointed on 21st August 2014.

He was borne on 6th February 1949.

According to ranking, he holds the rank of Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Late Osotimehin attended Igbobi College between 1966 and 1971.

After his medical studies at University of Ibadan, he received a doctorate in medicine from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, in 1979.

Ostotimehin has consistently advanced the cause of youth and gender, within the context of reproductive health and rights.