Prof. Ibidapo Obe Succumbs To Covid-19 Complications

Former president of the Nigerian Science Academy and also former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Professor Ibidapo Obe, has succumbed to the complications of Covid-19 infection. He was reported to have died on the turn of the new year 3rd January precisely.


Born on the 5th of July 1949, he attended both Ilesa Grammar School and Igbobi College from 1962 – 1968 and the University of Lagos from 1968 – 1971.

He was awarded a Bachelor of Science [B.Sc.(Hons)] degree in Mathematics in the First Class Division by the University of Lagos, Nigeria in 1971; a Master of Mathematics [M. Maths] degree in Applied Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science in 1973 and a Doctor of Philosophy {PhD} in Civil Engineering with specialization in Applied Mechanics/Systems in 1976 both form the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Married to his heartthrob and mother of his four children, Olusola, the responsible family man and erudite scholar will be sorely missed by friends and family.

May his soul rest in perfect peace.