By Henry Odeh
Just In: Makinde’s SSA Diaspora, Excited As Missing Iseyin-born Masters Student In Turkey Found, Ready For Repatriation
The Senior Special Assistant on Diaspora Matters, Bolanle Sarumi-Aliyu has expressed her excitement as she said that the Iseyin-born Oyo state indigene, Adekunle, Jamiu Adebayo, who is studying for his Masters program in Turkey but was earlier reported missing, has been found.
Hon Bola Sarumi Aliyu made the disclosure while speaking exclusively with sunrisebulletin.com in her office at the State Secretariat on Monday 1st February, 2021.
She explained that the joint efforts of Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Turkish Embassy in Abuja, President of Nigerian Community In Turkey, and the Nigerian High Commission was what made it easy to quickly locate Jamiu Adebayo who according to the governor’s aide has since been taken into safe custody in Turkey and being prepared for repatriation back to Nigeria.
She added that Jamiu will be returned back home to Nigeria as soon as possible after all necessary paper works and bills which include his medical bill in Turkey have been sorted out.
Recall that sunrisebulletin.com earlier reported that the Oyo state Diaspora office had raised an alarm over Jamiu Adebayo being missing in Istanbul Turkey and called on the Nigerian community in Turkey especially those of Yoruba extraction to help find him.
Jamiu, has since been found and taken into safe custody after collaborative efforts of The Turkish Embassy in Abuja and The President Nigerian Community in Turkey.
“Few days after our publication was put out there for people to help us find Master Jamiu Adebayo, Adekunle, I’m happy to tell you that he has been found and in fact, been taken into safe custody in Istanbul Turkey awaiting Repatriation.
” Once the Turkish Government are done with the necessary paper work, we will by God’s grace have him returned and reunited with his family.
“This is part of what we keep telling our people especially those intending travelers from Oyo state to any part of the world to as a matter of duty for the sake of tracking and locating them in case of any unforseen or unexpected circumstances, report to the Diaspora Office here so that we can have adequate record of our people abroad.
“Part of our job is building and nurturing relationships with foreign missions in Nigeria and other countries with the aim of synergizing together to attract foreign investments to Oyo state and also ensure that our citizens in foreign countries of the world are all doing fine wherever they are.
“We are here for the people of Oyo state to ensure that non of our citizens traveling abroad for a legitimate purpose is made to face any form of inhumane treatment of any kind in their countries of destination.
“And i must tell you that Oyo state is greatly lucky to have Governor Makinde at the helms of affairs with such deep foresight to set up this office. Now, Oyo state citizens abroad now know they have a voice from home if they get any negative treatment from their host countries.
“The Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Turkish Embassy in Abuja, the President Nigerians in Turkey, and the Nigqerian High Commission in Turkey have all been very supportive in helping Oyo state Diaspora office achieve all the results recorded in this case and we look forward to an improved synergy with all of them and other organizations both local and international that may wish to collaborate with the Diaspora office with the view of improving its capacity to achieve more.
” Anyone may contact this Office via these Social media Handles @oyostatediasporans or via email @firstname.lastname@example.org.