Ibidapo-Obe, 71, reportedly died from COVID-19 complications,
The scholar passed away Sunday afternoon.
The management of UNILAG has confirmed his death.
Olayinka Balogun, Registrar and Secretary to the Governing Council, prayed for the repose of the deceased’s soul.
“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”, he noted.
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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).
Similarly, he was a Visiting Research Professor at Texas Southern University in Houston, (2007).
Ibidapo-Obe was named UNILAG VC in 2000 and was succeeded by Professor Tolu Olukayode Odugbemi in 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.