In News by stephen abiodun on the 17th, August, 2020

Beneficiaries of NDDC scholarship overseas nonetheless stranded regardless of Buhari’s order

Beneficiaries of NDDC scholarship abroad still stranded despite Buhari’s order

The Niger-Delta Improvement Fee, NDDC, is but to implement the presidential directive for the fee of the excellent allowances of beneficiaries of worldwide scholarship of the Fee.

The Presidency on Friday, August 7, 2020 issued an ultimatum to the NDDC to clear all pending allowances of the scholars abroad which expires Monday.

However a gaggle underneath the aegis of Niger-Delta Rights Advocates, NDRA is asking on the Presidency to take an immediate motion in opposition to the administration of the NDDC for failing to fulfill its obligation.

NDRA in a press release by its Spokesman, Darlington Nwauju is demanding the fast settlement of all excellent tuition charges and stipends owed the area’s students overseas underneath the NDDC’s overseas scholarship scheme, “who’ve been thrown to the streets and uncovered to all types of dangers because of the failure of the Fee to fulfill its obligations to those students for two years working.”

“Our group is minded of the common push to banish illiteracy in any respect ranges and considerations by governments the world over to extend funding within the academic sector.

“We within the NDRA are saddened that Mr President’s lawful directive is but to be complied with, whereas then again, students from a wealthy area just like the Niger Delta area can be traumatized psychologically and emotionally for no fault of theirs as a result of the area’s interventionist Company is drawn within the net of self-inflicted grotesque, unbridled corruption and gluttonous acquisition.

“The NDRA is conscious of an unambiguous Presidential directive to the Fee’s administration led by Prof Kema Daniel Pondei, to clear this nationwide embarrassment.

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“We, nevertheless, observe with regrets that this lawful presidential directive has as at at this time (August 17 2020), not been carried out.

“For the avoidance of doubt, we need to opine that Presidential directives are the mechanisms by which the President prescribes the conduct of enterprise within the Govt department and it carries the power of regulation. By this directive, the President has declared the plight of those kids as an emergency!

“The NDRA additional invitations the general public to concentrate to Half VI (Miscellaneous) of the NDDC Institution Act 2000, particularly Part 23 which empowers the President & C-in-C of the Armed Forces to, “concern directive of a basic nature or relating usually to issues of coverage with regard to the efficiency by the Fee of its capabilities and it SHALL be the responsibility of the Fee to adjust to the directive”.

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