The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has condoled with the family, friends, over the death of the former Vice-Chancellor of University of Lagos, Prof. Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe.
The Governor, in a condolence message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Gboyega Akosile, on Monday, described the death of the renowned scholar as a huge loss to the country.
The governor said that the experience and knowledge of the late professor, especially his contributions to national issues and in education would be sorely missed.
“The death of Ibidapo-Obe is a huge loss to the academic community, government and the country. He will be greatly missed.
“The late Ibidapo-Obe made lots of positive impacts and contributions during his lifetime to the growth and development of education in Nigeria.
“He wrote his name in gold as a scholar and administrator during his days as the President of the Nigerian Academy of Science, Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos State and Chairman of the Committee of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities.
“I sympathise with students and staff of the University of Lagos, as well as governments and people of Osun and Oyo states over his demise.
“I also sympathise with the family and friends of the deceased and I pray God grants them the fortitude to bear this huge loss,” the Governor said.