Nigerian Students under the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) scholarship scheme have protested the non-payment of their tuition fees by the commission.
The peaceful protest which took place on Monday, August 3, was staged at the Nigerian High Commission in London.
The students who tried to picket the high commission over the non-payment of their tuition by the NDDC were prevented from doing so by the metropolitan police.
It would be recalled that the Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa had earlier called on the NDDC to pay the allowances, tuition and other incentives of students on its scholarship scheme in the United Kingdom.
According to her, some of the affected students had complained that they had been suspended by their schools for non-payment of tuition and other fees, while others had become stranded by non-payment of their tuition and allowances by the NDDC.
“At the moment, there have been persistent calls by the students for urgent intervention. “While the deadline for payment of the fees of some of the students has expired or about to expire, non-payment of their allowances has virtually turned many of them to beggars.”