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Late Pius Adesanmi finally laid to rest in Canada
THE remains of Pius Adesanmi (47), the late Professor of English at Carleton University, Canada was finally laid to rest Saturday in Ontario, Canada.
He was buried at Capital Funeral Home & Cemetery 3700, Prince Wales Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K2C 3H1, Canada.
The deceased family had on Friday announced the burial arrangement of the late professor, who hailed from Isanlu, in Yagba East Local Government Area of Kogi State.
Adesanmi was one of the 157 passengers on the Ethiopian Airline Boeing 737 -800 MAX flight which crashed while on route to Nairobi, Kenya, on Sunday, March 10.
He was scheduled to attend the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in Nairobi. Also on board was Abiodun Bashua, former AU Deputy Joint Special Representative in Darfur, Sudan.
Following the incident which claimed lives of the employees of the United Nations, there was an outcry on the need to ban the aircraft model. This followed grounding of all Boeing 737 – 800 MAX by the affected airline.
The columnist was also celebrated for his outstanding contributions to social issues, academics and polity.
In March, friends and other close associates held candlelight in his honour to pay their last tribute.
He is survived by wife, two daughters, and mother