From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja
The Kogi state Government is to devote sections of its libraries to the Late Prof. Pius Adesanmi’s works and encourage literary clubs in the state to celebrate his life and accomplishments.
The Kogi state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mrs Rosemary Osikoya gave the hint at the Memorial Mass held in honour of the late Professor, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, in 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, schools to discuss Adesanmi’s ideologies and take up the baton.
”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.
According to her, the Late Prof. Adesanmi was all that and more.
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 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.