Former UNILAG VC, Oye ibidapo-Obe is Dead

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Former UNILAG VC, Oye ibidapo-Obe is Dead
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Professor Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe, a former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos has died, aged 71.

Ibidapo-Obe died on Sunday in Lagos State.

His death was confirmed by the Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, UNILAG chapter, Dr Dele Ashiru.

Ashiru described the late Ibidapo-Obe as a quintessential academic, noting that he would be solely missed in the education sector.

He said, “Yes, he is dead. We got the sad news this evening. He is a distinguished scholar, a seasoned university administrator whose death remains a very big loss to the Nigerian university system and indeed the Nigerian society,” he added.

Ibidapo-Obe was a renowned Professor of Systems Engineering and a former Vice-Chancellor (2000 – 2007) of the University of Lagos.

He attended the University of Lagos from 1968 – 1971 and was awarded a Bachelor of Science [B. Sc (Hons)] degree in Mathematics (1st Class Honours Division).

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