Note: Posted on behalf of the African University of Science & Technology (AUST), Abuja, Nigeria
The Board of Trustees, Governing Council, Acting President, Faculty, Management, Staff and Students of the African University of Science and Technology (AUST), Abuja mourn with deepest regret, the shocking and sudden death of Professor Oye Ibidapo-Obe, a member of the Board of Trustees and, the Chairman of the Governing Council of our University.
The news of his passing was received by us with rude shock and great sadness.
He was an astute education administrator, a great man of inestimable quality, a visionary and innovative leader, and a nation builder, who had touched the lives of many positively, as characterized by his honesty, sincerity, integrity, devotion and selfless service to our University.
In the words of the late great Nelson Mandela: “Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace.”
“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”
So, as you, the immediate members of his family mourn his demise to glory, do not think you are alone but be rest assured that we truly miss him and also mourn with you. May his soul Rest in Peace.
Adieu, Professor Ibidapo-Obe!
Professor Charles Ejike Chidume
African University of Science & Technology (AUST), Abuja