Prof Dipo Fasina, popularly known as ‘Jingo’, has been found in Turkey. The scholar, a former president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, was earlier declared missing since Saturday, 1 July, in Algeria en route to Turkey.
The development was contained in a tweet by the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission on Sunday. Fasina was found at the airport and would be on his way to Nigeria on Monday, the tweet said.
NIDCOM tweeted: “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.”