Breaking: Ex-Unilag VC, Oye Ibidapo-Obe, dies at 71

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Oye Ibidapo-Obe, a former vice-chancellor of the University of Lagos, has died at the age of 71.



His death was confirmed in a statement by the Registrar and Secretary to the Council of First Technical University, Olayinka Balogun, on Sunday, January 3.


According to Premium Times, sources revealed he died from COVID-19 complications.


“Yes, Prof Ibidapo-Obe is dead. He died today from COVID-19-related complications. The late professor’s family has properly briefed us,” the chairman of the Academic Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU) on the campus, Dele Ashiru, was quoted as saying.