Oyewusi Ibidapo Obe

President Muhammadu Buhari has said the former Vice-Chancellor of University of Lagos (UNILAG) and Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of First Technical University, Ibadan, Prof. Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe, who died on Sunday will be sorely missed.

Muhammadu Buhari statement

Muhammadu Buhari, in a statement on Monday by his Special Adviser on Media & Publicity, Femi Adesina, while commiserating with the academia over the passing of the former UNILAG vice-chancellor and condoling with family members and friends, said the scholar and administrator will be sorely missed by the academia, government and the country as his sudden transition has left a gap that will be difficult to fill.

Ibidapo-Obe’s contribution

The president Muhammadu Buhari lauded Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe’s contribution to the development of education, with a rich pedigree of being President of the Nigerian Academy of Science, Chairman of the Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities and upward rising over the years with a distinguished career.

Prof. Oyewusi Ibidapo Obe
L-R: Chairman Alumni Association, Faculty of Engineering UNILAG, Engr. Titi Omo-ettu; Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Chairman of the occasion, Prof. Oyewusi Ibidapo Obe and Chairman Board of Trustees, UNILAG Faculty of Engineering, Engr. Oyenuga Eribake, during the presentation of an award to the Governor at the UNILAG, Faculty of Engineering Alumni Association 3rd Alumni Lecture at the J.F. Ajayi Auditorium, UNILAG, Akoka, on Thursday, December 12, 2019.

President Buhari also condoled with students and staff of UNILAG, First Technical University and the Nigeria Universities Commission (NUC) over the loss, as well as the government and people of Osun State.

He prayed for the repose of the soul of the scholar, and God’s comfort for his family.