Nigerian students in the UK since 2018 protests over non-payment of scholarship fees by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) after verifying them twice in the space of two years.
The protesting students took to the Nigeria High Commission in London bearing placards with various inscriptions on them. And official duties at the commission is currently on hold.
The discontented students stated that the non-payment of their fees left them opened to various dangers such as the COVID-19 virus as some of them have to take up jobs in care homes to fend for their needs.
“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,” stated one of the scholars, Femi.
The scholars bemoaned that due to this development they have to get by with meager sums.
The scholars pleaded that the Federal Government step in and coax the NDDC to pay their fees.
They also said that the protest will continue till next week.
See more photos from the protest below…
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