COVID-19: Tension Escalates In UNILAG As 2 Professors Go Into ICU

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By Abiola Olawale

Tension has escalated at the University of Lagos following revelations that two notable professors have been admitted at the Intensive Care Unit(ICU) of the institution over Covid-19 related illness.

The New Diplomat checks reveal that the two designated professors (names withheld) attended a wedding party in Ikoyi, Lagos State where they may have contracted the deadly virus.

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Investigation further shows that Professor Durojaiye Ajelayemi and Professor Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe  who have since caved in the ravaging virus may have contracted Covid-19 at the said Ikoyi, Lagos party.

Some reports indicated that Ibidapo-Obe was  the chairman of the wedding party. These four professors, including the two now said to be in ICU are feared to have contracted the Covid-19 at the said Ikoyi party.  This has expectedly thrown up panic among many who reportedly attended the said party.

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This news is coming shortly after UNILAG lost two prominent professors associated with the institution, ( Ajelayemi and Ibidapo-Obe ) to covid-19 related complications.

Curiously, another UNILAG lecturer, Professor Oyelowo Oyewo is reported to have contracted Covid-19. Oyewo is a law lecturer and incumbent attorney-general of Oyo state.

Some digital newspapers broke the news in the early hours of thursday that Oyewo tested positive to Coronavirus.

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The New Diplomat checks reveal that this latest news has thrown the University community into a state of apprehension as staff are seen discussing the subject matter with anxiety and pain.

It would be recalled that until their demise, both Ajelayemi and Ibidapo-Obe were  lecturer and former administrator at UNILAG, respectively. The two great academics lost their lives to Covid-19 related complications.

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Ajelayemi died at age 73 while Ibidapo-Obe caved in the covid-19 at age 71. Interestingly,  both professors hailed from Ibokun, Osun State. While Ajelayemi who died on Wednesday, January 6, was Dean of Faculty of Education, Ibidapo-Obe  was a former Vice Chancellor (VC) of UNILAG. He became the Vice Chancellor in 2000 and he occupied the position until 2007.

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