The Board and management of Zenith Bank Plc on Monday announced the passing of a former Vice chancellor of University of Lagos and member of its board, Prof. Oyewusi Ibidapo – Obe.
Until his death, Prof. Ibidapo -Obe was an independent non executive direct.
A statement by the bank’s Company Secretary/General Counsel, Michael Osilama Otu said the late Prof. Obe was a distinguished scholar and professor of system engineering, Paar Vice chancellor of the University of Lagos and seasoned public administrator..
“We are writing to notify the investing public demise of our esteemed director, Prof. Oyewusi Ibidapo – Obe OFR.
“The late professor Obe joined the board of the bank on February 24th 2016 as an independent non-executive director and has served in various committees of the board, where he creditably acquitted himself, bringing a lot of positive insight to board deliberations.
“On behalf of the board and management of the bank, we wish to express our sincere condolence to the family and pray for God to grant them the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss. All other announcements will be as directed by the family.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has Condoled with the family of the late former Vice-chancellor of the University of Lagos.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said this in a statement titled, ‘President Buhari mourns former UNILAG Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oyewusi Ibidapo -Obe .’
He quoted the President as condoling with family members and friends of the deceased.
The statement read, “The President affirms that the scholar and administrator will be sorely missed by the academia, government and the country as his sudden transition left a gap that will be difficult to fill, considering his contribution to the development of education, with a rich pedigree of being President of the Nigerian Academy of Science, Chairman of the Committee of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities and upwardly rising over the years with a distinguished career.
“President Buhari condoles with students and staff of the University of Lagos, First Technical University and the Nigeria Universities Commission over the loss, as well as the government and people of Osun State.
“The President prays for the repose of the soul of the scholar, and God’s comfort for his family.