A former president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), who was reported missing earlier on Sunday, has been found.
Mr. Dipo Fasina, popularly known as ‘Jingo’ was declared missing on Saturday, July 1, in an incident confirmed by the incumbent President of ASUU, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke.
The 76-year-old Nigerian scholar and activist was travelling to Algeria at the invitation of the Algerian government when he was said to have missed his connecting flight from Istanbul, Turkey.
He was found in Turkey by the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission in partnership with Nigeria High Commission.
“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,” NiDCOM said in a statement on Sunday.
Mr. Dipo Fasina is a scholar and activist. He taught Philosophy for 34 years at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, after returning from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he bagged his Ph.D.
In 2001, he was elected National President of ASUU, during which he led one of the longest strikes by academics in Nigeria’s history.