Prof Babalola Borishade, 71, former Nigerian minister of education is dead. He died in London on Wednesday after a brief illness. 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 2004, Borishade was appointed as Minister of State, Power and Steel. Between July 2005 and November 2006, Borishade was Minister of Aviation.