Early this morning, an Ethiopian Airlines plane headed to Nairobi Kenya crashed six minutes after take off.
The plane has 157 passengers on board and they all died at the scene of the accident.
Two Nigerians were on board the ill-fated aircraft. Professor Pius Adesanmi and Professor Abiodun Bashua.
Professor Adesanmi flew using his Canadian Passport that’s why the airline said only one Nigerian was involved.
SEE Pictures of professor Pius Adesanmi HERE.
Professor Abiodun Bashua is a former United Nations(UN) and African Union(AU) Deputy Joint Special Representative in Darfur, Sudan. Aged 68, Bashua was one of the passengers aboard the ill-fated Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed earlier today. He was until his death based in Addis Ababa where he was a consultant on Peace and Security, Strategic Policy, Mediation and Executive Management. Bashua is said to have been the only Nigerian citizen on the plane.
Below is a brief profile of Prof. Bashua:
University of Iba dan, 1970-1973, Bachelor of Science. University of Besangon, France, 1975, Certificate Bachelor of Surgery French. Spoken languages: English, French, Yoruba.
Minister, Alternate Permanent Representative of Nigeria, Vienna, Permanent Mission of Nigeria since 1988. Special Assistant, Office of Director-General, Ministry of External Affairs, Nigeria, 1986-1988. Senior Counsil/Head of Chancery, Embassy of Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, 1982-1986.
Counsil, Multilateral Economic Cooperation, Ministry of External Affairs, Nigeria, 1979-1982. First Secretary, Pol/Economic, Embassy of Nigeria, Iran, 1976-1979. Second Secretary, Administration, 1976, Protocol Officer, 1974-1975, Ministry of External Affairs.
Member: Nigerian Society of International Affairs. Nigerian Institute of Management.
Multilateral and economic diplomacy. Reading, walking, conversing, table tennis, movies.
ALSO READ: Pictures of professor Pius Adesanmi, the other Nigerian on board the Ethiopian Plane that crashed killing all 157 passengers