The incessant protests by Nigerian students in the United Kingdom is “embarrassing”, an official of the Nigerian High Commission in London has said. About 34 postgraduate students protested on Monday at the Nigerian High Commission i...
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The incessant protests by Nigerian students in the United Kingdom is “embarrassing”, an official of the Nigerian High Commission in London has said.
About 34 postgraduate students protested on Monday at the Nigerian High Commission in London, blocking the three entrances to the embassy building.
The aggrieved students are among the 94 students of the Batch 2018 of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) foreign scholarship programme who are yet to receive tuition and allowance for their upkeep from their sponsor – the NDDC.
Their scholarship has not been funded at all, for two years now, while other students in succeeding batches have received remittances from the NDDC.
The NDDC, which hitherto described the students as “hirelings masquerading as the Commission’s scholars”, last week said they were making an arrangement to get the money across to the students.
It appealed for understanding and patience from the students.
The Monday protest was the second in about a month at the Nigerian High Commission over the yet to be resolved issue.
“We are not happy with what is happening, it is a shame to us. It is embarrassing. If we have our way, this money would have been paid this minute,” an embassy official said while addressing the protesting student, in a video.
The official, said to be a deputy commissioner, refused to mention his name to the students,