Oye Ibidapo-Obe, a former vice-chancellor of the University of Lagos, is dead.
Details of his death are still sketchy but the professor of systems engineering reportedly died in an undisclosed hospital on Sunday.
There are reports that he died from COVID-19 complications but TheCable cannot independently verify this.
Until his death he was the chairman and pro-chancellor of First Technical University, Ibadan, Oyo state capital.
In a statement, Olayinka Balogun, registrar and secretary to council of the university, confirmed that Ibidapo-Obe died on Sunday.
“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 today 03/01/2021, the statement read.
“I pray for the repose of the soul of the departed.”
After leaving the University of Lagos, he was appointed vice-chancellor, Federal University Ndufu Alike, Ikwo, Ebonyi state.
He attended Lagos Street African Church Primary School, Ebute-Metta and Obokun High School/Ilesa Grammar School and later attended Igbobi College, Yaba, Lagos, for his secondary education.
He received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Lagos.
Ibidapo-Obe was aged 71.