Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, Tuesday, urged everyone grieving the death of Pius Adesanmi, popular Nigerian professor and columnist, to be strong.
Newsmen had reported that Adesanmi, alongside 149 passengers and eight crew members were involved in the Ethiopian Airlines plane en route Nairobi from Addis Ababa, which crashed on Sunday.
The airline said the 149 passengers and eight crew members on board the B-737-800MAX with registration number ET- AVJ, all died in the crash.
“None of the people on board the Boeing 737 that crashed en route from Addis Ababa to Nairobi survived,” the airline said.
Reports had it that Pius Adesanmi, popular Nigerian professor and columnist based in Canada, was on the Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed in the early hours of Sunday.
Reacting to the sad event, Ezekwesili tweeted: “I imagine my brother Piu in his characteristic booming laughter saying to us all, “Be Strong! Don’t give way to despair. Everything shall be fine”.
“So I say to all who are grieving the passing of our Unforgettable brother, Piu: “Be Strong! Don’t give way to despair.”