Professor Ibidapo-Obe was, until his death, the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Council of First Technical University, Ibadan. The chairman of the Academic Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU) in the University of Lagos, Dele Ashiru told Premium Times on the phone: “He died today from COVID-19-related complications. The late professor’s family has properly briefed us.”
Part of the statement from his family read:
“With heavy heart, and submission to the will of God I write to inform Council members of the transition to glory of Professor Oye Ibidapo-Obe, the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, First Technical University, Ibadan which occurred today 03/01/2021.”
Twitter fandom has been reacting to the news. He has been described as distinguished, a gentleman, one of the nicest and humble personality.