Falobi was shot by robbers on his way back from speaking to young entrepreneurs on the importance of social responsibility. He passed away this Sunday.

A multiple-awards winning journalist and trainer, Omololu was features editor of Nigeria’€™s largest-selling weekly, the Sunday Punch, from where he resigned in 2000 to run JAAIDS full-time.  He contributed to several publications on HIV/AIDS.

Over the past five years, he has been a prominent advocate on HIV/AIDS in Africa. In recognition of this, he was selected as the African NGO representative on the board of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) for 2004 and 2005.  

Falobi has been active in the vaccine and advocacy field for several years. In 2003, he co-founded the Nigeria HIV Vaccine and Microbicides Advocacy Group (NHVMAG), serving as its Co-Coordinator and a strong part of the group’€™s backbone. He has led several media training programmes on HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso and Zambia.

‘€œOmololu would be remembered as a dynamic, committed and resourceful AIDS activist whose contribution towards mitigating the impact of the epidemic would remain for a long time.,’€ said Kingsley Obom-Egbulem, JAAIDS, head of research and communications.

 He survived by his wife and two children.