President Mohammadu Buhari has ordered the interim management team (IMT) of the Niger Delta Development Commission to pay the tuition fees and allowances of stranded students under NDDC Foreign Scholarships abroad.
This Decision may be coming on the hill of how the students protested at the Nigeria Embassy in various location of their studying abroad.
Urban Express News-online report how hundreds of Nigerians students studying abroad on the scheme have reportedly been suffering owing to abandonment.
NDDC’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Charles Odili, said the students, who recently staged a protest at the Nigerian High Commission in London, would receive their money this week.
“The delay in payment followed the sudden death of the then Acting Executive Director, Finance and Administration, Ibanga Etang, in May”.
The spokesman stated that there was no fraud at the commission.“We suspect that after the scheming of the past four weeks failed to achieve the purpose of sacking the management and scuttling work on the forensic audit exercise, the schemers are out again to heat up the polity. The point they miss is that the forensic audit exercise is a project of Mr President. Hounding and haunting an innocent academic who is merely on a national assignment will not scuttle the audit.
“We appeal to those who are putting their personal interests over and above that of the people of the Niger Delta to have a rethink, pull back and allow the commission the space to serve the people of the region,” he added.