Former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos Prof. Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe is dead. The University of Lagos, where he served as the Vice-Chancellor from 2000-2007, has expressed deep regret at the demise of the former vice-Chancellor.
In a statement signed by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, the university community described Ibidapo-Obe’s demise as a rude shock, because of the great service and dedication he has put into developing the institution since he joined as a student in 1968, later as a staff member and eventually as the 8th Vice-Chancellor.
“It is painful that Professor Ibidapo-Obe is exiting the world at a time that his experience is in dire need for nation-building. For us at the University of Lagos, we take solace in his many enduring legacies and footprints which will remain with us for many years to come. The University has indeed lost an erudite scholar. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace and the good Lord gives his family and the University community the fortitude to bear the loss”.