Ethiopian airlines crash: UNILORIN plans candlelight procession for Adesanmi

Written by on March 18, 2019

The University of Ilorin, says it will organise a candlelight procession for one of it’s alumni, Prof. Pius Adesanmi, who died aboard the Boeing 737 Max–8 that crashed on Sunday.

A statement signed by Mr Kunle Akogun, Director, Corporate Affairs of the University, on Saturday in Ilorin said the candlelight procession would be organised by Faculty of Arts, on March 19.

The University has described the death of Adesanmi as a colossal loss to the country and humanity in general.

He said that the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem, also.described the late Professor of Literature and African Studies as “a true nationalist and a rare patriot.”

He said that Adesanmi graduated from the University of Ilorin in 1992 with a First Class honours degree in French.

The vice-chancellor described the deceased as a humanist and an embodiment of all the ideals that Unilorin represents.

Abdulkarin lamented that Adesanmi’s death came at a time when the nation needed his robust intellectual and incisive contribution to its development most.

“The country had benefitted immensely from the late Professor’s dispassionate interventions through well-researched social commentaries on national issues at critical points of its socio-political and economic development.

“Being a committed nationalist, the late Adesanmi was never happy at the state of rot in critical sectors of the nation.

”He never kept quiet nor indulged in complacency, as many of his colleagues who had f

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