Kwara State University (KWASU) has expressed reactions towards the death of Professor Pius Adesanmi who was involved in the Ethiopian Airbus 737 Max 8 that crashed in Addis Ababa on Sunday, March 10.
While reacting to the demise of the genus, the institution expressed sadness over the death of the genus, stressing that the exit of the scholar would be greatly felt in the educational sector of the country and beyond.
In a statement by the university, the vice-chancellor, Prof. Abdulrasheed Na’Allah, the scholar and humanist would be gladly missed.
”It is with a heavy heart that I announce to our staff and students the death in the Ethiopian Airline that crashed in Addis Ababa on March 10, 2019, our own Prof. Adesanmi.
”He was the Deputy Director of KWASU’s Abiola Irele School of Theory and Criticism, which runs every summer on KWASU campus. ”And for four years now, he mobilised and taught KWASU junior to middle-level senior staff, post graduate students at KWASU.
”Last year while leaving for Lagos in a KWASU car on his way abroad after the 2018 Abiola Irele Seminar, he was involved in an accident that caused injuries on his leg and arm.
”This man of passion, brilliance and a world-renowned columnist, scholar and humanist served KWASU well and would be sorely missed,” Na’Allah was quoted as saying.
Naija News reports that until his untimely death, Adesanmi was the Deputy Director of KWASU’s Abiola Irele School of Theory and Criticism, which runs every summer on KWASU campus.
In a similar development, the United Nations has said that 21 out of its members were involved and killed in the crash.
This is coming after the UN had earlier said that the death toll has risen from the earlier 19 to 21 deaths of its members recorded.