FORMER UNILAG VC, PROF. IBIDAPO-OBE DIES FROM COVID-19 COMPLICATIONS
Former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Prof Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe, is dead.
Ibidapo-Obe, 71, reportedly died from COVID-19 complications on Sunday afternoon.
“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 today 03/01/2021”, Olayinka Balogun, Registrar and Secretary to the Governing Council, said in a statement.
Ibidapo-Obe was named UNILAG VC in 2000 and was succeeded by Professor Tolu Olukayode Odugbemi in 2007.
Ibidapo-Obe was born on July 5, 1949 in Ile Ife, Osun State.
He attended Lagos Street African Church Primary School, Ebute-Metta (1955 – 1961); Obokun High School/Ilesa Grammar School (1962 – 1966); and later Igbobi College, Yaba, (1966–1968).
Ibidapo-Obe graduated from UNILAG with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics.
He was a Visiting Research Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering at the State University of New York at Buffalo, USA (1980 – 1981).
Also, he was a Visiting Research Professor at Texas Southern University in Houston, (2007).
He was a Fellow of the Academy of Science and Engineering; Africa Academy of Science; Academy of Sciences for the Developing World, among others.