Former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos Professor Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe has died from suspected COVID-19 complications.
He was aged 71.
It was gathered that the professor of systems engineering died in the afternoon on Sunday (January 3).
A fellow and former president of the Academy of Science and Engineering, Ibidapo-Obe was UNILAG VC from 2000 to 2007.
Born on July 5, 1949 in Ile Ife, Osun State, Ibidapo-Obe attended the University of Lagos from 1968 to 1971 and was awarded a Bachelor of Science (B. Sc Hons) degree in Mathematics 1st Class Honours Division.
He obtained a Master of Mathematics (M. Maths) degree in Applied Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science in 1973 and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Civil Engineering with specialisation in Applied Mechanics/Systems in 1976 both from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
Ibidapo-Obe attended the Round Table at Oxford University in 2003 and also the 2007 MIT Research and Development Conference and Innovations for Economic Development Course as well as Harvard University Kennedy School of Government in 2013.
He was invested in 2004 with the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of Science and Academy of Engineering, Nigerian Computer Society and Mathematical Association of Nigeria.
He was elected Fellow of the African Academy of Science (AAS) as well as The World Academy of Science (TWAS) in 2010 and was the Vice President of Network of African Science Academies (NASAC).