Adebayo Adedeji, Former UNECA Chief, Dies At 87

Pioneer Executive Director of the Addis Ababa based United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and undersecretary general of the UN, Adebayo Adedeji, is dead.

He died in Lagos at the age 87 after a protracted illness. He was born in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State on 21 December 1930.

His death, in the late hours of Wednesday, was announced by a family member who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria.

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