A Nigerian professor of English, Pius Adesanmi is one of the 157 persons, that died on board a plane en route Nairobi, Kenya from Ethiopia.
The Premium Times columnist, who is also very popular on Twitter had survived an auto crash last July, in which his driver died and he almost lost a leg, along Ogbomoso road in Oyo state.
Nigerians have since started pouring in their emotional tributes after it was learnt that the amiable teacher was one of those that died on Flight ET302.
Read touching tributes below
It saddens me to realise that I will not be seeing anymore tweets from #PiusAdesanmi.
— Amara Nwankpa (@Nwankpa_A) 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
I don't have the words . Feeling so broken right now. #PiusAdesanmi
— Kadaria Ahmed (@KadariaAhmed) March 10, 2019
#PiusAdesanmi Africa has lost a star. Shining with iridescent brilliance across many disciplines. Warm, compassionate & generous, giving of his mind, time & spirit. Nigeria has lost a TRUTH SAYER constantly aligning our broken moral compass. We have lost a friend & our muse. RIP
— Tunji Lardner (@TunjiLardner) March 10, 2019
Ashes and dust.
Ashes and dust
That's all we are.
That's all we'll end up as.
The whys, wherefores, and hows won't always be clear.
Or be fair.
You knew this, & lived selflessly, Prof. Pius Adesanmi.
Rest in peace, soldier.
From dust we came.
To dust we return #PiusAdesanmi 💔 pic.twitter.com/jj8lTJHF6q
— Ruona J. Meyer (@RGAMeyer) March 10, 2019
It is a sad moment for Nigerians. We have lost one of our best and brightest in the heartbreaking demise of #PiusAdesanmi. I take solace in the fact that the Lord blessed us with his talents. I wish his family and friends strength at this time. Rest in Peace @pius_adesanmi 💙 pic.twitter.com/92x0lmWuSy
— Alhaji Mustapha Abu Bakr (@HHMustaphaAA) March 10, 2019
“…even there Your hand shall lead me and your right hand shall hold me..”
— #OurFavOnlineDoc 🛂 (@DrOlufunmilayo) March 10, 2019
And better than thy stroke; why swell'st thou then?
One short sleep past, we wake eternally
And death shall be no more; Death, thou shalt die.
— Muyiwa Gbadegesin, PhD (@muyiwag) March 10, 2019
— Ayo Sogunro (@ayosogunro) March 10, 2019