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The Chairman, and CEO of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission(NIDCOM) Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa has once again appealed to the Authorities of the Commission to as a matter of urgency intervene by promptly paying the allowances, tuition and other incentives of students on their scholarship scheme, to guarantee their stay and continue their education in the United Kingdom.

It a pity that despite the Niger Delta Development Commission(NDDC), claim that it spent N81.5 billion within 6 months(January to July 2020), students from this region who are on scholarships in the United Kingdom are still stranded and have not yet receive their allowances, tuition and other incentives.

In a statement released on Tuseday in Abuja by Mr.Gabriel Odu of the Media, Public Relations and Protocol Unit, NIDCOM,made reference to a letter written to the Hon Minister of the Niger Delta Sen. Godswill Akpabio,dated June 18, 2020.

NIDCOM drew the attention of the authorities of NDDC to the plight of the students and urged them to pay the student’s Scholarships.

She noted that, the commission count on the Minister’s assurance that all outstanding payments of affected students will be made. 

According to her, at the moment, there have been persistent calls by the Students for urgent intervention. While deadline for payment of the fees of some students have expired or about to expire, non-payment of their allowances have turned many of them to virtually become beggars.

However, the NIDCOM Chairman once again appealed to the Niger Delta Development Commission(NDDC) and Niger Delta Ministry, to intervene urgently and promptly too.

The statement reads: 

“The Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa has once again appealed to the Authorities of the Niger Delta Development Commission..

“To as a matter of urgency intervene by promptly paying the allowances, tuition and other incentives of students on their scholarship scheme ,to guarantee their stay and continue their education in the United Kingdom.

“A statement issued in Abuja by Mr Gabriel Odu of the Media, Public Relations and Protocol Unit, NIDCOM, made reference to a letter written to the Hon Minister of the Niger Delta Sen. Godswill Akpabio,dated June 18, 2020.

“NIDC/001/20/1 drawing attention to the plight of the students, and urging the NDDC who are directly responsible for the Students’ scholarships to pay. She added that the NiDCOM counts on the Minister’s assurances that all outstanding payments to affected Students will be made

“At the moment there have been persistent calls by the Students for urgent intervention. While deadline for payment of the fees of some of the students have expired or about to expire, non payment of their allowances have turned many of them to virtually become beggars.

“The NIDCOM CHAIRMAN once again appeal to the Niger Delta Ministry and the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, to intervene urgently and promptly too.”

Signed,

Gabriel Odu 

Media, Public Relations and Protocol Unit 

NIDCOM 

Abuja.

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