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Ex-Minister, Babalola Borishade dies at 71

Ex-Minister, Babalola Borishade dies at 71

Former Nigerian min­ister of Education, Prof Babalola Bori­shade, is dead. He died in London on Wednesday af­ter a brief illness at the age of 71.
He was initially rushed to Reddington Hospital in Lagos last week from where he was taken to London. The cause of death was lung and heart-related.
Borishade was born in Usi- Ekiti on March 7, 1946 into the Ebi Ilotin family.
He served as a minister for four times, between 1999-2011. The electrical engineer was also a teacher and a political strategist.
Between February 2001 and May 2003, he served as the Minister of Education.
In recognition of his contributions to Educa­tion in Nigeria, Africa and the World at large, Bori­shade was elected the Vice- Chairman of the E9 Group of the United Nations, President of the UNESCO International Conference on Education, as well as Chairman Education for All (EFA) Forum of Afri­can Ministers of Education.

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