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.