Eminent Nigerians bid ex-UNILAG VC, Ibidapo-Obe, farewell

Ex-UNILAG VC, Professor Ibidapo-Obe dies of COVID19 complications

Ex-UNILAG VC, Professor Ibidapo-Obe dies of COVID19 complications. Former University of Lagos Vice-chancellor, Professor Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe reportedly died of COVID-19 complications.

Oyewusi Ibidapo Obe (1949-2021) was a Nigerian professor of Systems Engineering educational administrator and former Vice-chancellor of the University of Lagos. He died on the 3rd of January 2021 from COVID-19 complication.
He attended Lagos Street African Church Primary School, Ebute-Metta (1955–1961) and Obokun High School/Ilesa Grammar School (1962–1966) and later attended Igbobi College, Yaba, (1966–1968) Lagos State, Nigeria for his secondary education. He received a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Lagos.
Ibidapo Obe was born on July 5, 1949, at Ile Ife, Osun State Nigeria. He served as a Visiting Research Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the State University of New York at Buffalo, USA (1980–1981). In 2007, he was a Visiting Research Professor at Texas Southern University in Houston, USA. He was appointed as the Vice-chancellor of the University of Lagos in the year 2000, succeeding Jelili Adebisi Omotola. He was later succeeded by Tolu Olukayode Odugbemi in 2007 after his successful tenure.

Ibidapo-Obe died at the age of 71 on Sunday, January 3rd, 2021.

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It was gathered that the professor had been receiving treatment at an undisclosed Lagos hospital before he was pronounced dead on Sunday.

The news of his death was confirmed in a statement by the Registrar and Secretary to the Council of First Technical University, Olayinka Balogun.

The statement reads,

“With heavy heart, and submission to the will of God I write to inform Council members of the transition to glory of Professor Oye Ibidapo-Obe, the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, First Technical University, Ibadan which occurred 03/01/2021″.

The former University Vice-Chancellor was a one-time President of the Nigeria Academy of Science. He attended both Ilesa Grammar School and Igbobi College from 1962 – 1968 and the University of Lagos from 1968 – 1971.

The deceased is survived by his wife, Olusola, and four children

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