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Obasanjo, Jim Ovia, others for Ibidapo-Obe symposium



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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo; Chairman of Zenith Bank, Jim Ovia; are among the dignitaries expected at the bi-annual symposium dedicated to the memory of a former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Emeritus Professor Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe.

A statement issued by a cousin of the late Ibidapo-Obe, Dimeji Kayode-Adedeji, said the event is to hold on January 7, 2022 and has been themed, ‘Viewing The World Through the Lens of Big Data,’ with the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Professor Toyin Ogundipe, as the chief host.

It was titled ‘Obasanjo to Lead Prominent Guests to Symposium Dedicated in Honour of Late Oye Ibidapo-Obe.’

Ibidapo-Obe was the founding Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University, Ebonyi State; and founding Chairman of Council, First Technical University, Ibadan, Oyo State.

It partly read, “The first session of the programme is to hold between 10 am and 12.30 pm, 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 on the topic, ‘On the Assessing and Improving of Accuracy of Nigerian Population and Demographic Data.’”

According to the statement, Ovia is expected to deliver the keynote address titled, ‘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 the University of Lagos

The statement also said the Professor Oye Ibidapo-Obe Memorial Anglican Church, Diocese of Ilesa, South-West, located along Osogbo road, Ilesa in Osun State, will be dedicated on January 3, 2022.


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