Flight Lieutenant Taiwo Olufemi Asaniyi, was one of the pilots of the ill-fated Beechcraft 350 aircraft that crashed at the Kaduna International Airport on Friday, which claimed the lives of other 10 officers, including that of the Chief of Army Staff, Ibrahim Attahiru who was appointed the COAS in January this year.
Asaniyi did his introduction in March.
His family in Ibadan is devastated with the loss of their shining star.
The Nigerian Air Force sent a delegation to his family in Ibadan, led by Air Commodore Peter Simeon, who is the Commander of the 671 NAF Base detachment, Akobo, Ibadan. He led other officers to the late pilot’s residence in Ibadan to console the aged parents.
Responding on behalf of the family, Deacon Adeleke, who thanked the NAF for the early visit, pleaded for immortalization of all the deceased. He advised that the government should always remember the families of the deceased.
Friends and associates of Asaniyi have since taken to the social media to mourn the him.
The man who is supposed to be his best man on the wedding day has remained inconsolable.
He tweeted @_victor_kings, wrote, “Flight lieutenant T.O Asaniyi. He flew the plane, we had his introduction in March. I was going to be his best man.”
“Ahhh, no now, not Mr Asaniyi. Still saw his WhatsApp status update this week. Dear Lord!”
@blessnoyiz tweeted “May their soul rest in peace. My condolences,” @bcube234 tweeted.