Dr Dipo Fasina was never missing, says aide – IROHIN ODUA


Dr Dipo Fasina was never missing, says aide

By Ayo Ijidale

FORMER President Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities, ASUU Dr Dipo Fasina is not missing

Reports reaching Irohinoodua indicated that he was on his way from Turkey to Abuja as at Sunday evening

A journalist, Oweh Lakenfa has narrated what actually happened.

He said clarification wad necessary on former ASUU President,Dr Dipo Fashina.

“A person whose whereabout we knew, could not have been missing.

“Dr Fashina travelled on Sat July 1, 2023 on the invitation of the Algerian Government.
He missed the connecting flight on Sunday July 2 to Algiers from the Istanbul Airport. He tried to get another connecting flight but was unsuccessful.”

According to him on Tuesday July 4, he lost his phone and could subsequently not be reached directly.

“The next day, Wednesday, July 5, a Nigerian Ambassador was with him, but efforts to get a ticket reissue or a new ticket, failed because the flight was full.”

He siad his original return date to Abuja was Friday July 7, 2023. But for yet unclear reasons which may include the fact that he did not complete the first leg of his journey and his ticket was issued by Air Algiers and not directly by the Turkish Airlines, he could not get on the flight.

“Once he was not on that Friday night flight, his family, ASUU and comrades took immediate steps including to send somebody to Istanbul, contacting the Diaspora Commission and the Nigerian Embassy in Turkey which immediately despatched an official on Sunday morning to link up with Dr. Fashina and secured a Monday July 10, 2023 flight for him.”

Irohinoodua can confirmed that Fasina is expected to land at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja this Sunday evening

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