A former President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Dipo Fasina, popularly known as ‘Jingo’, who was reported missing earlier on Sunday, has been found.
Mr Fasina, 76, was said to have been missing since Saturday, 1 July.
The Chairperson of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, confirmed the development to PREMIUM TIMES in a message shared with our reporter on Sunday.
NIDCOM also tweeted the development, even as it commended Nigeria’s High Commission in Turkey for the collaborative efforts to locate the scholar.
The organisation wrote on its official Twitter handle that Mr Fasina was found at the airport and would be on his way to Nigeria on Monday.
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.”
The agency commended the office of the High Commission for swiftly drafting its officials to the airport.
“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.