Tears As Saraki, Dino, Others Pay Tribute To Pius Adesanmi In Abuja (Photos)

March 14, 2019
288 Views

Some residents of the federal capital territory (FCT) paid last respect to Pius Adesanmi, Nigerian-born Canadian professor, on Wednesday. He was among the passengers on the ill-fated Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed on its way to Nairobi, Kenya, on Sunday.

All the 157 persons on board died in the accident.

At the Unity Fountain in Abuja, different people, mostly clad in black and teary-eyed, recounted how the professor touched their lives in numerous ways.
While speaking at the event, Senate President Bukola Saraki said Adesanmi was not his enemy despite criticising him.

Describing Adesanmi as an ambassador of Nigeria, Saraki said the professor “did not die in vain.”

“As I was leaving my house somebody said, ‘Sir, do you know that he was very critical of you?’ I said we are not enemies, we share different views and we must appreciate his talent. He had his views, he had his thought about some of us,” he said.

“We can learn from some of those things and that is why I came here to join you and appreciate those that are good ambassadors of this country. His wife and his daughter, let them know that their father and husband did not die in vain. I’m here to give him that respect.”

The Cable reports that Deji Adeyanju, convener of Concerned Nigerians, said Adesanmi was a patriot who ought to be celebrated.

“There is no greater patriot than a person who speaks the truth, we must celebrate Pius Adesanmi. I’m touched by this death and I prayer that his memory be blessed,” Adeyanju said. “We must take the lives of Nigerians more seriously than business.”

On his part, Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, said the professor was one who spoke the truth “fearlessly.” He said one way to honour Adesanmi is to stand for the “truth he wrote.”

Invest & Get 20% In Just 90 Days
Click HERE >>

Delicious Noodles Pizza In Lagos 
Click HERE >> 

You may be interested

10 major issues before N/Assembly in 2020
News
2 views
News
2 views

10 major issues before N/Assembly in 2020

Webby - January 26, 2020

The Ninth National Assembly, in September and October, 2019, rolled out an ambitious legislative agenda, a framework that will guide…

FG to Court: Don’t restore Nnamdi Kanu’s bail
News
2 views
News
2 views

FG to Court: Don’t restore Nnamdi Kanu’s bail

Webby - January 26, 2020

The Federal High Court in Abuja has been asked to reject a request by the leader of the Indigenous People…

Oshiomhole reacts to attacking of rally venue, burning of vehicles by thugs
News
2 views
News
2 views

Oshiomhole reacts to attacking of rally venue, burning of vehicles by thugs

Webby - January 26, 2020

Thugs  on Friday night attacked the venue  for the Edo State  All Progressives Congress   faction loyal  to the National Chairman…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.