NDDC scholars protest non-payment of fees in UK

    Nigerian students sponsored abroad in 2018 for further studies by the Niger Delta Development Commission on Monday held a fresh protest over the non-release of funds for their scholarship.

    The 94 scholars displayed placards with various inscriptions as they gathered in front of the Nigeria High Commission in London, United Kingdom.

    The dissatisfied students lamented that the non-payment of their fees have exposed them to numerous dangers including the COVID-19 virus as some of them have to work in care homes to raise funds.

    “We are here to protest the non-payment of our school fees and allowance for the past two years. We have carried out a series of protests at this embassy but unfortunately, there was no positive response from the NDDC.

    “They said our payment will be made by October 12th after the verification exercise has been concluded. From then till now, our tuition fees and upkeep have not been paid. They keep promising us on a weekly basis. We are tired of all these fake promises,” one of the scholars, Femi, reportedly told Channels Television.

    The PUNCH had earlier reported that the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), in August, directed the NDDC to pay the tuition fees of its scholars.

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