Exactly 12 days before he lost his life in the Ethiopian Airlines crash, Pius Adesanmi took to Twitter to thank God for sparing his life after he survived a near fatal accident that left him waking up in the dead of night, shivering and shaking because of nightmares as he relived the scene that nearly killed him.
This accident had happened nearly a year ago and a grateful-for-life Pius Adesanmi was looking forward to 2019 being the year of drip drip drip good news in his life, before another tragedy struck and this time, left his family mourning.
Pius Adesanmi wrote on Twitter to celebrate his birthday on February 28th:
“Like I said, this birthday holds a special significance because I wasn’t meant to see it. Nearly a year later, I still wake up in the dead of night, shivering and shaking because of nightmares, reliving the scene that nearly took me, remembering those who didn’t make it.
So, I thank you for all your kind words yesterday, whether here, in my inboxes, phone, on your own TLs. My spirit tells me that God spared me because He has decided that 2019 will be the year of drip drip drip of good news in my life.
And the year of drip drip drip of good news in your lives too. May we all be here to celebrate the drip drip drip of good news in our lives. Thank you. E seun gan ni o.”
Professor Pius Adesanmi was aboard the Ethiopia Airlines Airbus 737 MAX 8 that crashed on the morning of March 10, 2019 in Addis Ababa.
He was en route Nairobi as a participant at the ECOSOCC Meeting organised by the African Union.
Prof. Adesanmi is survived by a wife and two daughters.