Kogi to devote sections of libraries to Late Pius Adesanmi’s works




Kogi State Government has promised to devote sections of its libraries to the Late Prof. Pius Adesanmi’s works to encourage literary clubs in Kogi to celebrate his life and accomplishments.


The Kogi Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mrs. Rosemary Osikoya, made the pledge at the Memorial Mass held in honour of the late Professor, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Isanlu, his home town, Yagba East, LGA, Kogi State.


The Late Professor Pius Adesanmi with 156 others on board, died in the ill-fated Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 on Sunday March 10, 2019.


In the commissioner’s tribute, which was read by the Permanent  Secretary of the Ministry, Mr Eric Aina, she promised to also encourage literary clubs in schools to discuss Adesanmi’s ideologies and take up the baton.

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”We shall be honoured to devote sections of our libraries to his works and encourage literary clubs in the State to celebrate his life, accomplishments, discuss his ideologies and take up the baton.


”In every generation, and only once in a while, a star is born. Such stars are rare and unique in ideologies they espoused.


”They are icons of hope blazing the trail, rebasing benchmarks, lighting the path for others to tread and giving succor to a thirsty world craving for dignity and development.


”We are comforted that our dear brother, Late Prof. Pius Adesanmi is immortalized in his writings and publications,” Osikoya said.

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According to her, the Late Prof. Adesanmi was all that and more. Kogi education sector has mourned his passing.


She said that the ministry’s social media platforms and many others, had been awashed with memoirs of his life, excerpts of his academic works and ideologies, the moment his death was announced.


The commissioner added that Adesanmi’s untimely death came at a time when the State Ministry was reaching out to all compatriots at home and in diaspora, to glean the best practices, expertise and technology transfer to better the state.


”We share in your pain and deep sense of loss.


”We have lost a renowned scholar, brother, colleague, teacher, mentor, coach, adviser, friend and a very important stakeholder of no mean reputation.

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She prayed God to grant the late professor eternal rest, and all that he left behind and the entire education sector in mourning, the fortitude to bear such great loss.


The students of Literary club of Titcombe College Egbe, ECWA Sec Sch., Mopa, and Saint Kizito’s College, Isanlu, were also present at the occasion to give tribute and last honour to the late scholar and professor.


The delegation from the Kogi State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, led by its Permanent Secretary, Mr Eric Aina, had earlier on Saturday paid a condolence visit to the aged mother of the late scholar.

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