Augustine, son of late Billionaire Transporter, Augustine Ilodibe, popular known as Ekene Dili Chukwu, has died.
Kemi Filani News gathered that Ilodibe Jnr. died of complications in Lagos, at age 42.
According to the family, the 42-year-old Ilodibe Jnr, died in Lagos from COVID-19 complications.
The statement was signed by the deceased’s brother, Obinna. “With great sadness, we announce the passing unto glory our dear son, husband, father, brother and uncle, Ekenedilichukwu Augustine Chukwunonso ILODIBE (Junior) who died this morning from complications of COVID-19 in Lagos. “We pray that his soul rests in peace and the Lord comfort his family and all of us he left behind. In consideration of the current pandemic, we kindly ask that you respect and maintain safety protocols through calls and messages to the family rather than physical visits. Thank you and God bless
Kemi Filani News recalls Oye Ibidapo-Obe, a former vice-chancellor of the University of Lagos, died on January 3 at the age of 71 from COVID-19 complications.
His death was confirmed in a statement by the Registrar and Secretary to the Council of First Technical University, Olayinka Balogun.
“Yes, Prof Ibidapo-Obe is dead. He died today from COVID-19-related complications. The late professor’s family has properly briefed us,” the chairman of the Academic Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU) on the campus, Dele Ashiru, was quoted as saying.
Ibidapo Obe was born on July 5, 1949 at Ile Ife, Osun State Nigeria. He served as a Visiting Research Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the State University of New York at Buffalo, USA (1980–1981).
In 2007, he was a Visiting Research Professor at Texas Southern University in Houston, USA.
He was appointed as the Vice chancellor of the University of Lagos in year 2000, succeeding Jelili Adebisi Omotola.
He was later succeeded by Tolu Olukayode Odugbemi in 2007 after his successful tenure.