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UNILAG Reacts To Death Of Former VC, Ibidapo-obe

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  • Ibidapo-obe was announced dead yesterday at the age of 71. He was vice-chancellor of UNILAG from 2000 to 2007.
  • For us at the University of Lagos, we take solace in his many enduring legacies and footprints, which will remain with us for many years to come.
  • His commitment, vision, resilience and tenacious nature helped to shape the university in many ways

The University of Lagos, UNILAG, has reacted to the death of its former Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oyewusi Ibidapo-obe.

Ibidapo-obe was announced dead yesterday at the age of 71.

He was vice-chancellor of UNILAG from 2000 to 2007.

Reacting to the news, UNILAG in a statement described it as a rude shock and a huge loss to academia.

The statement reads in part,” For us at the University of Lagos, we take solace in his many enduring legacies and footprints, which will remain with us for many years to come.

“The news of his death came to the university community as a rude shock, because of the great service and dedication he had put into developing the institution since he joined as a student in 1968; later as a staff and eventually as the 8th Vice-Chancellor.

“His commitment, vision, resilience and tenacious nature helped to shape the university in many ways.”

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