UNILAG CELEBRATES PROF. IBIDAPO-OBE, AS HE RETIRES OCT. 5
Renowned legal scholar and former Dean of Faculty of Law at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Prof. Akin Ibidapo-Obe is set to bow out of the university after decades of meritorious and unblemished service.
Speaking at a special Valedictory Senate Session in his honour, Prof. Ibidapo-Obe however noted that “I am retired but not tired.” The special session was held on Tuesday, September 26, 2023 to celebrate the cerebral jurist and human rights advocate ahead of his retirement from active university service.
Standing tall and agile among other academics in the hallowed Senate Chamber, the renowned Professor of Public Law, Criminology and Criminal Justice expressed gratitude to the University Senate and UNILAG community for the privilege of growth and career fulfillment.
Earlier in her remarks, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development Services), Professor Ayo Atsenuwa, who presided over the Senate Meeting as Acting Vice-Chancellor, congratulated Prof. Ibidapo-Obe for his illustrious service to the university and contributions to the body of knowledge. She prayed God to grant him good health and longevity to enjoy the fruits of his labour.
Born on Monday, October 5, 1953, Professor Akinola Ibidapo-Obe obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Lagos in 1977. He proceeded to the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU) in 1980 where he obtained a Master of Laws degree (with Distinction). He was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in July 1978. His areas of interest and research include African Law, Law and Religion, Human Rights, Criminology and Constitutional Law.
A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (United Kingdom), Prof. Ibidapo-Obe joined the services of the University of Lagos in 1989. He reached the apogee of research and academic excellence when he attained the coveted rank of Professor in 2011.
According to a news release by the university, “During the course of his outstanding career at the university, Professor Ibidapo-Obe held several positions including Head, Department of Public Law and Dean, Faculty of Law, among others.”
Prof. Ibidapo-Obe is also a member of the CITY LAWYER Board of Governors.
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