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Lens of BigData: Obasanjo leads dignitaries to honour late Prof. Ibidapo-Obe - ITREALMS

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The former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and his wife will lead dignitaries to the bi-annual symposium dedicated to the memory of late Emeritus Professor, Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe, the former Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos, reports 
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Chief Olusegun Obasanjo
A statement by Dimeji Kayode-Adedeji, cousin of late Oye Ibidapo-Obe said Obasanjo had made commitment to attend, in a letter sent to the family of the late university don who was also , founding Vice Chancellor of Federal University, Ebonyi State and Founding Chairman of Council, First Technical University, Ibadan, Oyo State.

The ceremony which is being organised by his wife, Mrs Sola Ibidapo-Obe and the Oye Ibidapo-Obe Foundation for Educational Transformation has been slated for January 7, 2022 with the theme, 'Viewing The World Through the Lens of Big Data.'

The event will be held at the Civic Center Victoria Island Lagos and is being hosted by Dr Jim Ovia, the Chairman of Zenith Bank Plc, while other supporters of the ceremony include Dr Wale Babalakin (SAN), the cousin to Mrs Ibidapo-Obe, Prof Olu Olowokere of Texas Southern university Huston, Prof Ade Bello a former vice chancellor of the university of Lagos both long time friends with the family of Oye Ibidapo-Obe, Dr Muyiwa Asaolu a former mentee of Prof Oye Ibidapo-Obe.

The first session of the programme would hold between 10am-12.30pm, with welcome address and introductions by Professor Rahmon Ade Bello, who is the event Chairman and former Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos.

The session will also attract presentation by Professor Deji Badiru on the topic, 'Data analytics and Systems Engineering’ and Professor David Olowokere addressing the topic, ‘Big Data and Changing Landscape of Science’ as well as Professor Kunle Kehinde speaking on ‘Machine Learning: A New Framework for Accelerating Scientific Discovery.’

The second session which is ceremonial will see Akinbambo Ibidapo-Obe, son of the deceased presenting a welcome address, while the former President Olusegun Obasanjo will serve as Chairman and deliver topic themed, ‘On the Assessing and Improving of accuracy of Nigerian Population and Demographic Data.’

The keynote address will be delivered Dr. Jim Ovia on ’Using the Lens of Data for a Renewed Global Economic Evolution (Banking and Big Data), while Professor Ayo Ogunye will oversee the Proclamation of the Establishment of Oye Ibidapo-Obe Endowed Chair in Engineering at University of Lagos.

In a related development on January 3,2022, there will be dedication of Professor Oye Ibidapo-Obe Memorial Anglican Church, Diocese of Ilesa, South-West, located along Osogbo Road, Ilesa in Osun State.

ITREALMS recalled that the former Vice Chancellor of University of Lagos (UNILAG), died peacefully on January 3, 2021, and buried February 16, 2021 in Ilesa, his hometown of Osun State, South-West of Nigeria.

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