Eminent Nigerians bid ex-UNILAG VC, Ibidapo-Obe, farewell
Eminent Nigerians bid ex-UNILAG VC, Ibidapo-Obe, farewell. OSUN State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, on Tuesday, led many eminent Nigerians, family, and associates to the funeral service of ex-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof. Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe, held at Holy Trinity Cathedral Church, Omofe, Ilesha, Osun State.
After the service, the remains of Ibidapo-Obe were interred within the premises of the church.
Oyetola was joined at the funeral service by the wife of the deceased, Olusola, and the children, as well as, Rt. Rev. A. Akanbi from Offa Anglican Diocese, Sir Demola Aladekomo, Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos, Prof. Toyin Ogundipe, and Dr. Wale Babalakin.
Others at the event include; Asiwaju of Ijesaland, Chief Yinka Fasuyi, Chief of Staff to the governor, Dr. Charles Akinola, and Prof. Kayode Odusote, to mention but a few.
In his remarks, Oyetola, who said Prof. Ibidapo-Obe put Osun on the world map, also contended that the late academic would remain signpost for posterity.
Oyetola, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Prince Wole Oyebamiji, declared that the state government was proud of the late university administrator and advised the children and family of the late Ibidapo-Obe to keep alive his legacies.
He said, “Professor Ibidapo-Obe was an epitome of Omoluabi ethos of discipline, selflessness, hard work, honesty, integrity, and a model to our teeming youths.
“He left behind a legacy of outstanding service, virtue, and integrity which has put the State of Osun on the world map and has remained a signpost for posterity.”