My last meeting with Osotimehin – Ooni of Ife

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OSUN, JUNE 7, 2017 – Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has expressed shock over the death of the Executive Director of United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA), Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin.

Ooni, who recalled his last meeting with the deceased, described Osotimehin as one of the greatest assets of Africa.

A condolence message on Tuesday by Mr Moses Olafare, his Director of Media and Public Affairs, said Osotimehin played host to the Ooni and his delegation on June 13, 2016, at his United Nation Population office in New York.

Ooni said Osotimehin expressly accepted his “request of his support and that of the United Nations to put an end to infant mortality”.

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“His death is also painful because the palace and his office were already packaging some women empowerment programmes.

”This is in addition to what he had started with the Ooni to put an end to childbirth mortality cases not only in Yorubaland but the entire Africa.

“He had served the world, he had served our continent, he had served our country and he had served our race too remarkably and indelibly to be forgotten.

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“May his gentle soul rest in the perfect peace of the almighty Olodumare”.

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