Covid-19: Ex-Unilag VC, Oye Ibidapo-Obe, dies at 71

Oye Ibidapo-Obe, a former vice-chancellor of the University of Lagos, has died today, January 3 at the age of 71. 

His death was confirmed in a statement by the Registrar and Secretary to the Council of First Technical University, Olayinka Balogun. 
It was gathered that Oye Ibidapo-Obe died from COVID-19 complications. 

“Yes, Prof Ibidapo-Obe is dead. He died today from COVID-19-related complications. The late professor’s family has properly briefed us,” the chairman of the Academic Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU) on the campus, Dele Ashiru, was quoted as saying.  

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 year 2000, succeeding Jelili Adebisi Omotola. 
He was later succeeded by Tolu Olukayode Odugbemi in 2007 after his successful tenure.

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