The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila, has expressed sadness over the death of a former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof. Oyewusi Obidapo-Obe.
He said Prof. Obidapo-Obe, who died on Sunday at the age of 71, was one patriotic Nigerian who gave his best toward the development of his country.
In a condolence statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, the Speaker said Prof. Obidapo-Obe’s death is a great loss not just to the academia but also the country.
Gbajabiamila recalled with nostalgia how Prof. Obidapo-Obe, a onetime chairman of the Committee of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities, made remarkable strides during his term as the VC of Unilag.
Prof. Obidapo-Obe, who also later served as the VC of the Federal University Ndufu Alike, Ikwo (FUNAI), Ebonyi State, was until his death the Chairman and Pro-chancellor of First Technical University, Ibadan, Oyo State.
Gbajabiamila said his thoughts and prayers are with Prof. Obidapo-Obe’s family at this difficult moment, praying God to grant his soul eternal rest.
The Speaker also condoled with the Unilag Vice-chancellor Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, staff and students of the University and the entire University community over the great loss.