Nigerian students on NDDC scholarship reportedly stranded in Europe

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Some Nigerians students studying in Europe on the scholarship of the Niger Delta NDDC have said they are stranded abroad

The students made the disclosure in a letter to the Senate president, Ahmad Lawan

In a letter, the students stated that the COVID-19 pandemic has prevented them from even engaging in menial jobs for survival

Some Nigerians students studying in Europe on the scholarship of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) have said they are stranded abroad because of the alleged lack of funding from the commission.

The students told Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, in a letter that life for them has been challenging due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Nigerian students on NDDC scholarship reportedly stranded in Europe
The students said the commission has failed to pay for their tuition and upkeep. Photo

They said the pandemic has prevented them from even engaging in menial jobs for survival, Premium Times reports.

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In the letter, the students said their difficulty was compounded by the fact that the NDDC failed to pay for their tuition and upkeep for all the other students who were able to leave Nigeria for their respective schools in the UK.

The students said due to their inability to meet up with their basic obligations like rent and feeding; they are faced with the constant threat of ejection by their landlords in different parts of the world.

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In another report, an anti-corruption activist and chairman of Anti-Corruption and Integrity Forum, Comrade Prince Kpokpogri, has reacted to the Senate probe of the minister of Niger Delta affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio and the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

Comrade Kpokpogri described the move as a caricature and headless task, adding that the IMC is the best thing that has happened to the NDDC since inception.

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