Scholarship beneficiaries of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) on Monday staged a protest outside the Nigerian High Commission in the United Kingdom, over the non-payment of their tuition fees by the commission.
According to them, the NDDC had stopped paying their tuition and upkeep allowances. The students complained that they risked being deported from the United Kingdom where they are schooling.
The beneficiaries said that the commission is yet to pay their fees or provide maintenance funds one year after they were awarded the scholarship in 2019.
The aggrieved scholars displayed placards with various inscriptions, complaining that they have had to take on menial jobs to fend for themselves since the NDDC abandoned them.
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An official of the high commission appealed to the protesters for calm. He assured the protesters that they were working towards a solution. He then told the protesters that they would report and get back to them “later”.