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Buhari Mourns Former UNILAG Vice Chancellor, Prof Ibidapo–Obe

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President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the academia over the passing of former Vice-Chancellor of University of Lagos and Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of First Technical University, Ibadan, Prof Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe.

Presidential Spokesman, Femi Adesina, made this known in a statement released on Monday, January 4, 2020.

The Nigerian leader also condoled with family members and friends over the death of the former UNILAG VC.

The President affirms that the scholar and administrator will be sorely missed by the academia, government, and the country as his sudden transition left a gap that will be difficult to fill.

Buhari considers his 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 upwardly rising over the years with a distinguished career.

President Buhari condoles with students and staff of the University of Lagos, First Technical University, and the Nigeria Universities Commission over the loss, as well as the government and people of Osun State.

The President prays for the repose of the soul of the scholar, and God’s comfort for his family.

Naija News reports that Prof. Ibidapo-Obe died on Sunday afternoon at the age of 71.

The death of the former UNILAG VC was announced in a statement by the Registrar and Secretary to Council, First Technical University, Ibadan, Olayinka O. Balogun.

Ibidapo-Obe was born on July 5, 1949. He was the UNILAG VC between 2000 and 2007 and also the Pro-Chancellor of The Technical University, Ibadan.

Source: Naija News