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AAS Fellow Prof Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe passes on


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AAS Fellow Prof Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe passes on

Former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) and the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Prof. Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe, is dead.

Prof Ibidapo-Obe was President of the Nigeria Academy of Science.

He attended both Ilesa Grammar School and Igbobi College from 1962 to 1968 and the University of Lagos from 1968 to 1971.

He obtained a first-class degree in Mathematics in 1971; a Master of Applied Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science in 1973 and a PhD in Civil Engineering with specialisation in Applied Mechanics/Systems in 1976, both from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

He was born on July 5, 1949; married to Olusola and has four children.

Prof Ibidapo-Obe was a Western Nigeria Government Scholar at UNILAG from 1969 to 971 and was the overall best graduating student in 1971.

He was the Chairman of the Committee of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities.

He was a two-time recipient of the Best Vice-Chancellors Prize (2004, 2005).

With over 150 research articles and publications to his name, Prof Ibidapo-Obe was elected a Fellow of the African Academy of Science (AAS) as well as that of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) in 2010 and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in 2015.

He was conferred with the national honour as Officer of the Federal Republic (OFR) in 2004.