A former President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Dipo Fasina, popularly known as ‘Jingo’, who was declared missing, has been found.
He was found at Istanbul Airport, Turkey, according to the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission.
The former ASUU chair was said have gone missing “for a few days” at Istanbul Airport, while connecting on a flight back to Nigeria.
But, in a tweet on Sunday, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission said Fasina was found following a search by officials of the Nigerian Embassy in Turkey at the busy Istanbul Airport.
NiDCOM said the don would be on his way to Nigeria on Monday (today).
It lauded the Nigeria’s High Commission in Turkey for the collaborative efforts to locate the scholar.
NiDCOM wrote, “The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, in collaboration with the Nigerian High Commission in Turkey, has successfully located Prof. Fasina, who went missing for a few days at Istanbul Airport, while connecting on a flight back home.
“Mr Fasina, 76, was travelling to Algeria when he was said to have missed his connecting flight from Istanbul, Turkey.
“A big thanks to the Nigerian Ambassador to Turkey, who immediately sent officials to the airport to physically locate him in the very busy and huge Istanbul Airport.”
Earlier on Sunday, Mr. Fasina, 76, allegedly missed his connecting aircraft from Istanbul, Turkey, he was en route to Algeria at the request of the Algerian government.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), had told newsmen that her organisation was aware of the issue and that “we are working on it.”
A scholar, activist, and unionist, Mr Fasina taught Philosophy for 34 years at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, which he joined in 1979 after returning from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he bagged his PhD certificate