Distraught Nigerians have continued to offer their condolence.
The wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has expressed shock over the demise of Prof.
The fund said Osotimehin advocated for three primary goals: "zero preventable maternal deaths, zero unmet demand for family planning, and the elimination of harmful practices against women and girls".
Babatunde Osotimehin, UNFPA Executive Director. "We extend our deep sympathy to his family, many friends, and UNFPA colleagues", the MSH boss stated. Isaac Adewole, who in a statement yesterday by the ministry's Director of Media and Public Relations, Mrs. Boade Akinola, said Osotimehin was an accomplished physician.
Prior to becoming the health minister, Osotimehim held various roles in health agencies in the country.
Equally not left off of the condolences is the Minister of Health, Prof.
The UNFPA is a UN agency which works for the improvement of reproductive health.
Babatunde Osotimehin, the former Executive Director, United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA).
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Osotimehin was the first director general of NACA until 2009. Babatunde Osotimehin, who passed away early yesterday morning in New York, United States (U.S.).
"During his period as DG NACA, he successfully transformed the organisation from a committee to a federal government agency, ". He was also a vocal advocate for improving collaboration across the United Nations family, with a focus on achieving results, especially for the poorest and most disadvantaged.
In a press statement, UNFPA management said it learnt of the death with profound sadness.
She said, the late prof would always be remembered for all he did for Nigeria and humanity.
"At this moment of sorrow, let us give thanks for Babatunde's life of service", Guterres said.
"I pray Almighty God to grant his family, the UNFPA the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss. I offer my honest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues".
Focusing on women's health in across the world, including Iraq, Nepal, South Sudan, Syria, the Philippines, Ukraine, and Yemen, UNFPA - under Dr Osotimehin's leadership - has dramatically improved the lives of women and girls in some of the world's most fragile places. "His legacy on advancing population and development issues in the world, particularly in Africa, will live on".