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

Ibidapo-Obe died at the age of 71 on Sunday, January 3rd, 2021.

It was gathered that the professor had been receiving treatment at an undisclosed Lagos hospital before he was pronounced dead on Sunday.

The news of his death was confirmed in a statement by the Registrar and Secretary to the Council of First Technical University, Olayinka Balogun.

The statement reads,

“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 03/01/2021″.

The former University Vice Chancellor was a one-time 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.

The deceased is survived by his wife, Olusola and four children.

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