One of Nigeria’s finest Professors that ever lived, former Vice Chancellor of University of Lagos, Late Distinguished Professor Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe has been described as a beloved father, dear friend and highly esteemed member of the University of Lagos Alumni Association.
This declaration was made by the National President (Worldwide), of the Alumni Association , Dr. John Momoh, OON, NPOM during a courtesy visit to the home of his widow Mrs. Olusola Ibidapo-Obe .
The visit, is to formally invite the Ibidapo-Obe family to the commissioning of the Zenith/Unilag Alumni House named after their Father .
Leading the delegation that comprised the 1st National Vice President, Chief Dr. Fassy Yusuf, FIoD, Executive Secretary, Mrs. Yetunde Abatan, Alumni Relations Manager, Mr. Seun Badejo and Digital Media Officer, Mr. Jeremiah Olatinwo, the President extolled the virtues and legacies of the late ‘serial’ Vice Chancellor, administrator, researcher and academic, stating that it was a big honour to have the Alumni building in his name.
Speaking after the President, Chief Dr. Fassy Yusuf, relived fond memories of the ‘Waterloo scholar’ and noted that he was not just cerebral but also sociable and that any plan to immortalize him will be welcome by all and sundry.
An elated Mrs. Olusola Ibidapo-Obe thanked the President and his team for the visit and appreciated the leadership of the Association for finding her late husband worthy of the honour adding that many friends of the family had called her to tell her that the new building in UNILAG has her husband’s name inscribed on it.
Mrs Ibidapo-Obe revealed that she is currently working towards registering Ibidapo-Obe Institute of Technology (IIT) which is being done with the backing of friends of the family including Professors in Nigeria and Diaspora.
The institute is to be sited along University Road, Yaba and will be unveiled soon.
A vote of thanks was given by the Executive Secretary after reeling out the many exploits of the ‘first Alumnus’ Vice Chancellor in UNILAG, Alex Ekwueme University, Ebonyi State, First Technical University, Oyo State among others .
The Ibidapo-Obe building will be commissioned this November.
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