Dino Melaye, the Senator representing Kogi West, has expressed sadness over the death of Pius Adesanmi, popular Nigerian professor and columnist, alongside 149 passengers and eight crew members involved in the Ethiopian Airlines 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 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, Melaye, in a tweet on Monday, said the Okun nation will miss Adesanmi.

He wrote: “Okun Nation mourn the demise of an intellectual colossus.

“Good night Pius, we will miss you. Goodbye our Frank, bold and charismatic scholar.”

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