Help Omotayo and his family to stay in Australia

  • Our friend and colleague Omotayo Daib, together with his mother Balosy and brother Olayinka, came to Melbourne as asylum seekers from Nigeria in 2013. Their status as asylum seekers, seeking permanent residence since that time, has never been formalised.
  • On 27 October 2016 correspondence from the Department of Immigration informed the Daib family that their latest bridging visa had been denied and that they are required to leave Australia within 28 days.
  • All of us who have come to know Omotayo through his current role working at Kathleen Syme Library  and Community Centre in Carlton and previously at Library at The Dock in Docklands  have been shocked and saddened by the news of his and his family's plight. 
  • Omotayo is an integral part of our team: hard working, warm and generous and always keen to learn. He is an all round exemplary employee as well as being adored by patrons and the local community. Omotayo also works a part time job two nights a week at McDonalds and studies at VU at night towards an IT degree.
  • Omotayo and his family sought asylum in Australia due to tragic circumstances in Nigeria. Those of you who know the Daib family story know it is a truly compelling one, therefore they cannot return safely to Nigeria.
  • Please sign the petition NOW pleading with the Minister for Immigration to overturn the decision to deport the Daib family. The Minister has the authority to do this using his discretionary powers of Ministerial Intervention under the Migration Act.


This petition will be delivered to:
  • Minister for Immigration and Border Control, Government of Australia
    Minister for Immigration and Border Control - Honorable Peter Dutton

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