Educationists Pay Tribute To Late Professor Obe
People from the academia have described the late pro chancellor, first Technical University Ibadan, and former VC University of Lagos, Professor Oye Ibidapo Obe as an educationist who had given his best to the growth of the education sector.
They made this known at a day of tributes organised in his honour, held at the technical University, Ibadan.
Two former vice chancellors, University of Ibadan, Professor Idowu Olayinka and Professor Olufemi Bamiro said late Ibidapo -Obe who became a professor at the age of thirty three, had served passionately in different capacities, especially in the area of giving framework to education.
In a goodwill message, Oyo state governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, represented by the commissioner for education, Mr. Olasunkanmi Olaleye appreciated the late professor and his family for accepting to serve the state.
Wife of late Professor, Oye Ibidapo Obe, Olusola, said her husband will be missed for his companionship.
Earlier, Vice Chancellor, first Technical University, Ibadan, Professor Ayobami Salami enjoined other scholars in the country to emulate Professor Ibidapo-Obe who approached his profession as a service, and gave it his all in dedication, innovative thinking and sacrifice.
Professor Oye Ibidapo Obe who was a professor of systems engineering, died from Covid-19 health complications on 3rd January 2021 at the age of 72.