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

Prof Ibidapo-Obe

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

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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)

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