The Kwara State University (KWASU) has expressed shock over the death of Prof. Pius Adesanmi, who was one of the passengers in the Ethiopian Airbus 737 Maz 8 that got crashed in Addis Ababa on Sunday, March 10, 2019.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Prof. Adesanmi was the deputy director of KWASU’s Abiola Irele School of Theory and Criticism, which runs every summer on KWASU campus.
In a statement by the institution, the Vice Chancellor of KWASU, Prof. Abdulrasheed Na’Allah, stated that the scholar and humanist would be greatly missed.
“It is with 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, of 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. For four years now, he mobilized and taught KWASU junior to middle level senior staff, post graduate students at KWASU.
“This man of passion, brilliance and a world renowned columinist, scholar and humanist served KWASU well and would be solely missed,” the VC stated.
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