The Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa has called on the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to pay the allowances, tuition and other incentives of students on its scholarship scheme in the United Kingdom.
She said this while making reference made reference to a letter written to the Minister of the Niger Delta, Sen. Godswill Akpabio, dated June 18, 2020, drawing his attention to the plight of the students whom she said have become beggars on the Streets of UK.
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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.”