Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has expressed sadness over the death of Pius Adesanmi, popular Nigerian professor and columnist and 149 passengers and eight crew members involved the Ethiopian Airliner plane crash.

DAILY POST had reported that the airline announced that there were no survivors on its flight ET302 which crashed on Sunday en route Nairobi from Addis Ababa.

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 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, Osinbajo’s aide, Laolu Akande in a tweet described death of Adesanmi as a painful loss.

He wrote: “We mourn, with his family and associates, one of our notable public intellectuals of the day, Pius Adesanmi, award-winning writer & Canada-based professor, who reportedly passed on in today’s unfortunate Ethiopian Airlines crash. What a painful loss! May his memory be blessed.”

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