A former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos and an eminent academic, Prof Ibidapo Obe has reportedly died.
Professor Obe who until his announced demise was a foremost Nigerian professor of systems engineering, excellent educationist and public administrator of top standing is credited with being author of several ground-breaking academic and professional works.
Reports reaching The New Diplomat indicate that the prolific scholar may have died from complications arising from Covid-19 infection.
Born on July 5, 1945, the eminent academic died at the age of 74. He succeeded late Professor Jellili Adebisi Omotola as Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos.
Prof Obe attended Lagos Street African Church Primary School, Ebute-Metta and Obokun High School/Ilesa Grammar School from 1962–1966, respectively.
Thereafter, he attended the prestigious Igbobi College, Yaba from 1966–1968 in Lagos before proceeding to the University of Lagos where he took a degree in Mathematics.
He advanced abroad where took his Masters and PhD and later served as served as a Visiting Research Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the State University of New York at Buffalo, USA, among others.
He was named Vice Chancellor of university of Lagos in 2000, succeeding another brilliant academic, late Omotola. (New Diplomat)