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NDDC promises to pay outstanding fees of stranded UK studentsNigeria

NDDC promises to pay outstanding fees of stranded UK studentsNigeria
The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) says it will soon verify and pay all outstanding fees owed students under its foreign scholarship programme.

Dr Cairo Ojougboh, NDDC Executive Director of Projects stated this in a statement by the commission’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Charles Odili in Port Harcourt on Tuesday.The executive director blamed the delayed in payment of the students on distraction caused by the probe of the commission by the National Assembly.He further said the death of Chief Ibanga Etang, the then NDDC Executive Director of Finance and Administration, also played a part in the delayed payment of the students.The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) says it will soon verify and pay all outstanding fees owed students under its foreign scholarship programme.

“So, after the verification, we will pay all outstanding foreign scholarship claims within the next few weeks,” he assured the students.“The verification exercise will involve the registration of all scholars on the commission’s newly custom built portal to confirm the claims with the students’ universities of study,” he said.

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