The news of the demise of Pius Adesanmi, one of the 18 Canadians, who died on the Ethiopian Airways flight from Addis Ababa Ethiopia to Nairobi Kenya has sent shocking waves to many.
Speculations on social media around the news of his death has been laid to rest as it has been confirmed by various sources.
Here are some reactions from twitter.
The world has lost a fine intellectual, one of a rare breed of thinkers and good governance advocate. It’s confirmed, people, we lost Professor Pius Adesanmi in that Ethiopian Airlines crash. 💔 pic.twitter.com/J68sgftB1b
— Gimba Kakanda (@gimbakakanda) March 10, 2019
My condolences to friends, students and family of Professor @pius_adesanmi! He was a good friend, mentor and supportive colleague. He was committed to good governance and development of higher education in Nigeria and Africa. May his gentle soul rest in peace! Good night, sir! pic.twitter.com/qYdj9Mkwl6
— Dr. Aminu Gamawa (@aminugamawa) March 10, 2019
His write up are classical and with a good punch line, he us quite vast with carousing it with a breath of fresh humor one that leaves you smiling, shaking your head and at the same time getting to understand perfectly the message. Just to think he cheated death last year.
— SavyTrendy (@railsting) March 10, 2019
Prof Pius Adesanmi
The epical scale of your brilliance
The towering intellect
Death is not the end of your ideas but its immortalization and enduring incarnation
Thank you for paying us the honor of your intellect
Rest In Peace! pic.twitter.com/ouON8F7JDm
— Dr Aloy Chife (@ChifeDr) March 10, 2019
Professor Pius Adesanmi will be remembered for how he brought scholarship to progressive advocacy. His numerous followers on the social media will miss his insightful contribution towards a better Nigeria. I pray his soul will forever Rest In Peace.
— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) March 10, 2019
A really really tragic day. Rest In Peace Prof @pius_adesanmi . I was hoping against everything that this wouldn’t be true. This is a bad day. A bad day for Nigeria. A really bad one for Africa. We have lost an irreplaceable gem. Thank you for sharing yourself with us Prof. pic.twitter.com/wNA8lbFlNE
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) March 10, 2019
When we were in our early 20s, the youngest within the Ibadan/ Lagos literary community, we promised each other that we would work hard to become important writers who travelled the world. My siamese twin @pius_adesanmi was an overachiever. pic.twitter.com/YzQsRgZK5V
— Lọlá Shónẹ́yìn (@lolashoneyin) March 10, 2019
We mourn, with his family & associates, one of our notable public intellectuals of the day, Pius Adesanmi, award-winning writer & Canada-based professor, who reportedly passed on in today’s unfortunate Ethiopian Airlines crash. What a painful loss! May his memory be blessed.
— Laolu Akande (@akandeoj) March 10, 2019
Professor Pius Adesanmi is a star. And I am not just talking about his academic distinctions. I am talking of his spirit.
I wish now, that we had the money to have kept him in Berlin for longer. His last WhatsApp message to me: “Really proud of you bro”. I smiled. I still smile. pic.twitter.com/UpTV9E5iuz
— The Writer Formerly Known As Elnathan (@elnathan_john) March 10, 2019
— Ayo Sogunro (@ayosogunro) March 10, 2019
#PiusAdesanmi, a brilliant scholar and an open minded person. Your memory will always remind me to be a better person and to seek nothing short of good governance in #Nigeria. pic.twitter.com/9AWriA52sq
— Ahmad Salkida (@A_Salkida) March 10, 2019
Payo @pius_adesanmi was a true progressive public scholar; his intellection showed in the public space, ever irreverent of those who have made our country what it is. He was a scholar cast in the mould of Edward Said.
— Great Oracle (@AbdulMahmud01) March 10, 2019
My very dear friend PROFESSOR PIUS ADESANMI was in the crashed Ethiopian Airlines plane… My God, why Pius, that prodigiously brilliant gentleman!!! Rest in Peace, a great son of Africa… pic.twitter.com/kyB2Cs8CRD
— Dele Momodu Ovation (@DeleMomodu) March 10, 2019
I don’t have the words . Feeling so broken right now. #PiusAdesanmi
— Kadaria Ahmed (@KadariaAhmed) March 10, 2019
Rest in power and peace brother @pius_adesanmi. So sad to hear that brother Pius was among those we lost in the #EthiopianAirlines crash today. I have fond memories of our book chat with @KadariaAhmed at @akefestival in 2015. Condolences to his family and friends. Such a sad day. pic.twitter.com/IEc3FHC7BY
— Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy) March 10, 2019
Hey dear brother @pius_adesanmi , where are thou? Please tweet, text, call, DM. Reply your messages. Thanks. God bless and stay safe.
— Juliet ‘Kego #SistersRock (@julietkego) March 10, 2019
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