Former UNILAG VC Prof. Ibidapo-Obe Dies of Suspected COVID-19 Complications


The Pro-Chancellor of the Technical University, Ibadan, Professor Oye Ibidapo-Obe has been reported dead from a suspected COVID-19 complication.

He was a former Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos (UNILAG).

News of his death was announced in a statement signed on Sunday by the Registrar of the Technical University, Olayinka Balogun.

The statement read in part, “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, January 3.”

Unconfirmed reports, including the Whatsapp platform for the UNILAG alumni community, said the professor died of complications from COVID-19.

The platform read: “With great sadness, we announce the passing unto glory a very distinguished alumnus and a past Vice Chancellor of University of Lagos, Professor Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe, who died this evening from complications of COVID-19.”

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