Ibidapo-Obe Biography, Age, Career and Death

Prof Ibidapo-Obe Biography, Age

Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe was a Nigerian educational administrator, mathematician and former vice chancellor of University of Lagos (UNILAG). He was a professor of systems engineering. Prof Ibidapo-Obe was born on 5th July 1949 in Osun State, Nigeria. He died of Covid-19 complications on 3rd January 2021.

Prof Ibidapo-Obe Profile


Prof Ibidapo-Obe

Real Name

Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe

Date of Birth

5th July 1949


71 years

State of Origin

Osun, Nigeria






Academic administrator

Known for

Vice Chancellor UNILAG

Net Worth



January 3rd, 2021

Cause of Death


Educational Background

Prof Ibidapo-Obe obtained his First School Leaving Certificate from Lagos Street African Church Primary School, Ebute-Metta in 1961. He proceeded to attend Obokun High School/Ilesa Grammar School between 1961 and 1966.

Prof Ibidapo-Obe Career and Education

Ibidapo Obe obtained his A-Level certificate from Igbobi College, Yaba in 1968.

He holds a degree in Mathematics from the University of Lagos (UNILAG).

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He proceeded to obtain a Masters Degree in Mathematics and a doctorate degree in Civil engineering from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.


In 1972, Prof Ibidapo-Obe was employed as a graduate assistant at the University of Lagos. He became lecturer II in 1976.

Between 1980 and 1981, he worked as a Visiting Research Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the State University of New York at Buffalo, USA.

Prof Ibidapo-Obe Wife and Children

Between 1991 to 1995, he served as the Head of the Engineering Analysis Unit. He was the Dean, Faculty of Engineering UNILAG from 1995 to 1999.

He was a deputy Vice Chancellor in 2000 before he was appointed as the acting Vice Chancellor UNILAG later the same year.

In 2002, he was appointed a substantive Vice Chancellor of University of Lagos (UNILAG) succeeding Jelili Adebisi Omotola. He handed over to Tolu Olukayode Odugbemi after seven years in office.

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As Vice Chancellor, he was a two time winner of the Nigerian University Systems (NUS) best Vice Chancellor of the year in 2004 and 2005.

He has over 100 publications centered on on Control and Information Systems in a Stochastic Environment.

In 2007, he was a visiting Professor at Texas Southern University in Houston, USA.

Prof Ibidapo-Obe is a fellow of

  • Academy of Science
  • Academy of Engineering
  • Nigerian Computer Society and
  • Mathematical Association of Nigeria

He was awarded the ICOBA Merit Award and he is the Apeluwa of Ile-Ife.

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In 2004, ibidapo-Obe was conferred with the Officer of the Federal Republic (OFR) by the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Personal Life

Prof Ibidapo-Obe was married to Olusola Ibidapo-Obe. Their union is blessed with 4 children

Prof Ibidapo-Obe Death


On 3rd January 2021, Prof Ibidapo-Obe died of Covid-19 complications at the age of 71.


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