BREAKING: Tension Erupts As Former ASUU President Got Missing

BREAKING: Tension Erupts As Former ASUU President Got Missing

  • Former ASUU national president, Dipo Fasina, has been declared missing by the current national president of the union, Emmanuel Osodeke
  • The 76-year-old professor was said to be travelling to Algeria following an invitation by the country's government
  • He was said to have missed his way while trying to connect with his flight from Istanbul in Turkey

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FCT, Abuja - Dipo Fasina, former president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), a renowned Nigerian scholar, popularly referred to as 'Professor Jingo', has been declared missing since Saturday, July 1.

According to Premium Times, the development was confirmed by the current ASUU president, Emmanuel Osodeke, in a telephone interview.

Professor Dipo Fasina/Professor Jingo/ASUU/OAU
Former ASUU President is missing Photo Credit: ASUU
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Details of ASUU president that was declared missing

The 76-year-old academic was reported to be travelling to Algeria at the invitation of the Algerian government when he was reported to have missed his connecting flight from Istanbul in Turkey.

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Following the moment, his whereabouts have been said to be unknown.

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), has also confirmed that the organisation is aware that the professor was missing, adding that “we are working on it.”

Profile of missing former ASU national president

Professor Jingo is a professor of Philosophy from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, and spent 34 years in teaching the course in the institution.

He was reported to have joined the service in 1979 when he returned from the University of California in Los Angeles, where he earned his PhD.

Fasina is the chaiperson of the Joint Action Front (JAF), a coalition of the civil society organisations and the labour movement who are known for pro-people policies in Nigeria, an he is a trustee of ASUU.

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He was born into the Ashogbon royal family of Lagos and was nicknamed Jingo by his students.

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