The death of the Pro-Chancellor of the Technical University of Ibadan and former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Professor Oye Ibidapo-Obe, has been described by the Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, as a great loss to the State, Nigeria and the academic world.
The governor, who was a student of the deceased at UNILAG, condoled with the late Don’s immediate family, the UNILAG group, and the management of the Tech-U.
A statement from the Governor, released by the Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, quoted Makinde as saying that the late Ibidapo-Obe was a teacher’s teacher and an outstanding administrator who made great marks on the education sector in Nigeria.
He added that the death of the former vice-chancellor came at a time when the State and the nation needed his wealth of experience and sterling knowledge of educational management.
“The news of the death of my uncle and lecturer, Prof. Oye Ibidapo-Obe, came as a rude shock. But we submit to the will of God and pray that the Almighty grants repose to his soul.
“I also condole with the family he left behind, the UNILAG community where he was a partner in progress for decades, the management of the Technical University and, indeed, the Nigerian academia.
“Oyo State and Nigeria have lost a great man, a teacher’s teacher and an administrator of note, who made great marks as an engineering teacher and university administrator.
“It is my prayer that God will uphold everyone he left behind and grant us all the fortitude to bear the loss of the erudite scholar.
“Good night, dear Prof.”