Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde, has described the death of the Pro-Chancellor of the Technical University, Ibadan, and former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Professor Oye Ibidapo-Obe, as a great loss to the State, Nigeria and the academic world.
The Governor condoled with the immediate family of the late Don, who was his Lecturer at UNILAG, the UNILAG community and the Tech-U Management.
According to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Taiwo Adisa, Governor Makinde said the late Prof. Ibidapo-Obe was a Teacher’s Teacher and an administrator per excellence, who made great marks on Nigeria’s education sector.
He added that the former vice-Chancellor’s death came at a time his wealth of experience and sterling knowledge of education management are needed by the State and the country.
He prayed that: “God will uphold everyone he left behind and grant us all the fortitude to bear the loss of the erudite scholar.”