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Ex-Unilag VC Reportedly Died of COVID-19

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Ex-Unilag VC Reportedly Died of COVID-19

Former Vice chancellor of University of Lagos, Unilag, Professor Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe has reportedly died of Covid-19 complications.

His death was confirmed in a statement issued on Sunday by the Registrar and Secretary to the Council of First Technical University, Olayinka Balogun, though the cause of his death was not revealed in the release.

“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.

“I pray for the repose of the soul of the departed,” the registrar wrote without stating the cause of his death.

The late erudite scholar was former President of the Nigeria Academy of Science, he attended both Ilesa Grammar School and Igbobi College from 1962 – 1968 and the University of Lagos from 1968 – 1971.

He was awarded a Bachelor of Science [B.Sc.(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.

Mr Ibidapo-Obe was, until his death, the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Council of First Technical University, Ibadan.

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