PHOTOS: Many faces of Nigerians at Pius Adesanmi’s candlelight vigil
HUNDREDS of Nigerians gathered at the Unity Fountain Park, in Abuja, between 4 pm and 7 pm on Wednesday for a candlelight vigil in memory of late Professor Pius Adesanmi.
Adesanmi, a satirist, columnist, literary critic, and professor of Literature and African studies at Canada-based Carleton University, died on Sunday morning following the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines aircraft, with157 persons on board.
The candlelight gathering, organised by friends of the late professor and themed ‘Memorialising Pius Adesanmi: Power of the Civic Space’ was attended by writers, politicians, activists, journalists, civil society actors, among others.
Tributes were read by various persons as they signed a condolence register. There was also a candlelight procession after prayer was offered for the family of the departed scholar.
Here are photos from the event taken and compiled by The ICIR: