A former President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Dipo Fasina, popularly known as Jingo, has been found in Turkey after being reported missing at the airport.
Fasina was reportedly travelling to Algeria at the invitation of the Algerian government when he missed his connecting flight from Istanbul, Turkey.
But on Sunday, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission confirmed that Fasina had been located. The 76-year-old was travelling to Algeria when he was said to have missed his connecting flight from Istanbul, Turkey.
NiDCOM commended the Nigerian High Commission in Turkey for their collaborative efforts to locate the professor.
“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.
Fasina was the founding coordinator of the Philosophy Department of the Ogun State University (now Olabisi Onabanjo University).
In 1986, he was detained by the Ibrahim Babangida regime. In 2001, he was elected National President of ASUU, during which he led one of the longest strikes by academics in Nigeria’s history.