Ibidapo Obe, ex-VC of UNILAG dies, aged 74

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Prof Ibidapo-Obe

A Vice-Chancellor Lagos and an eminent academic, Prof Ibidapo Obe has reportedly died.

Professor Obe until his announced demise was  a foremost  Nigerian professor systems engineering, excellent educationist and public administrator top standing is credited with being author several ground- academic  and professional works.

Reports reaching New Diplomat indicate that prolific scholar may have died from arising from Covid-19 infection.

Born July 5, 1945, the eminent academic died at the age 74. He succeeded late Professor Jellili Adebisi Omotola as Vice Chancellor the Lagos.

Prof  Obe  attended Lagos Street African Church School, Ebute-Metta  and Obokun High School/Ilesa Grammar School  from 1962–1966, respectively.

Thereafter, he attended  the prestigious  Igbobi , Yaba from 1966–1968  in Lagos before proceeding to the 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 .

He was named Vice Chancellor of university  of Lagos in 2000, succeeding another brilliant academic, late Omotola. (New Diplomat)