President Mohammadu Buhari has lamented the death of the renowned scholar and the former UNILAG Vice Chancellor, Professor Oye Ibidapo-Obe.
The President expressed his sadness over the passing away of the Don through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina,
“President Muhammadu Buhari commiserates with the academia over the passing of former Vice Chancellor of University of Lagos and Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of First Technical University, Ibadan, Prof Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe, condoling with family members and friends.
“The President affirms that the scholar and administrator will be sorely missed by the academia, government and the country as his sudden transition left a gap that will be difficult to fill, considering his contribution to the development of education, with a rich pedigree of being President of the Nigerian Academy of Science, Chairman of the Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities and upwardly rising over the years with distinguished career.
“President Buhari condoles with students and staff of the University of Lagos, First Technical University and the Nigeria Universities Commission over the loss, as well as the government and people of Osun State.
“The President prays for the repose of the soul of the scholar, and God’s comfort for his family,” the statement said