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Breaking: Ex-UNILAG VC, Prof. Ibidapo-Obe is dead

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Former Vice-Chancellor of University of Lagos, Professor Oye Ibidapo-Obe has died.

The former university don reportedly died on Sunday from Covid-19 complications.

In a statement, Olayinka Balogun, registrar and secretary to council of the university, confirmed that Ibidapo-Obe died on Sunday.

“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, the statement read.

“I pray for the repose of the soul of the departed.”

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) and the University of Lagos from 1968 – 1971.

He was awarded a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Mathematics in the First Class Division by the University of Lagos, Nigeria in 1971; a Master of Mathematics [M. Maths] degree in Applied Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science in 1973 and a Doctor of Philosophy {PhD} in Civil Engineering with specialization in Applied Mechanics/Systems in 1976 both form the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

He was born on July 5 1949; married to Olusola and has four children.

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