The former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe is dead. Several sources confirmed that the 71-year-old academic passed on Sunday afternoon after falling ill.
He was one of the outstanding university administrators that contributed to the development of UNILAG as a centre of academic excellence in Nigeria during his tenure that lasted from 2000 till 2007.
Born on 5 July 1949 in Ile Ife, Osun State,
he attended Lagos Street African Church Primary School, Ebute-Metta (1955–1961) and Obokun High School/Ilesa Grammar School (1962–1966) and later attended Igbobi College, Yaba, (1966–1968) Lagos state, Nigeria for his secondary education.
He received a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Lagos.