Hundreds pay tribute to Pius Adesanmi in Lagos

Hundreds of Nigerians and foreigners on Sunday graced the interdenominational commiseration service to pay tributes to the late Nigerian-...

Hundreds of Nigerians and foreigners on Sunday graced the interdenominational commiseration service to pay tributes to the late Nigerian-born Canadian professor and writer, Pius Adesanmi,
The late Adesanmi was among the 149 passengers of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302 from Addis Ababa to Nairobi in Kenya, which crashed on March 10.
The service which held at Parkway Event Centre, Lagos, attracted professionals from different walks of life, including doctors, lawyers, bookwriters, philosophers, journalists, artisans and artists amongst others.
Some of those in attendance told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that they had not met the late professor personally, but had read many of his works.
Molara Wood, the professor’s former colleague at Carleton University, Canada, who was at the service described him as a thoughtful and insightful human being, who beamed with kindness and decency.
She said that “Had that plane not dropped from the sky, Adesanmi would have become the “Juggernaut of African Thought”.
“He never gave chance for odds to deter his relationships with people, no matter the strata.
“He was always in charge of knowledge despite a prolific writer and speaker the world has already known him to be.
”One major attribute that Nigerian youths must emulate from the Adesanmi is consistent passion for education.
”Nigerian youths must be passionate about education.”
Also, a book writer, Olusegun Adeniyi, regretted that Adesanmi was too young to die at 47.
“But as the saying goes, “It is not the years in one’s life that counts, but the life in one’s years.
“Many will continuously read Adesanmi’s works till ages, so in memories, Adesanmi lives on,” he said
On his part, Phillip Adekunle vowed to immortalise the late professor with village libraries.
“My colleagues and I will embark on plans to kick off village libraries in memory of the late professor, ” he said.




#BBNAIJA,45,#KANORERUN,6,#Ultimatelove,2,AFRICA,2,Articles,24,AVIATION,1,BUSINESS NEWS,23,CAMPUS GIST,36,CELEBRITY GIST,33,Coronavirus,56,Easther,5,EDUCATION,10,EDUCATIONS,20,Eid,1,Eid El Fitr,2,EID EL KABIR,3,ELD-EL-FITR,2,Entertainment,86,Football,78,GIST,19,HEALTHS,37,INTERNATIONAL NEWS,6,JambResults,1,KOGI DECIDE 2019,134,LATEST KOGI GIST,574,MARKETS,1,METRO,4,News,1275,NEWS AFRICA,31,NYSC MOBILIZATION,2,OPINION,109,Politics,299,Ramadan,10,RERUN ELECTION,7,Senates,9,SKILLS,2,SMART TIPS,4,Sports,190,Technology,5,Top,1130,Topics,2,WELLNESS,1,WORLD,50,
ANYIGBALEFT: Hundreds pay tribute to Pius Adesanmi in Lagos
Hundreds pay tribute to Pius Adesanmi in Lagos
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy