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Pay Nigerian Students Stranded Abroad – Buhari Order NDDC

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Succor has come the way of Nigeria foreign students on the Niger Delta Development Commission scholarship as President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the NDDC to pay their fees and stipends

This was part of a statement titled ‘NDDC invites President Buhari to Commission Signature Project’ and signed by the NDDC Director, Corporate Affairs, Charles Odili, on Tuesday.

The Director reveals that President Buhari give the directive to the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio.

 

Extract of the statement reads, “Under the Commission’s finance protocol, only the Executive Director (Finance) and the Executive Director (Projects) can sign for the release of funds from the commission’s domiciliary accounts with the Central Bank of Nigeria.

“With the death of Chief Etang, the remittance has to await the appointment of a new EDFA. Senator Akpabio, the Honourable Minister, said President Buhari who has been briefed on the protest by students at the Nigerian High Commission in London, has ordered that all stops be pulled to pay the students by the end of this week. We expect a new EDFA to be appointed this week. As soon as that is done, they would all be paid.”

The order comes barely 24 hours after the abandoned students protested at the Nigeria High Commission office in London.

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