FG Reacts To Claims That Nigerian Students On NDDC Board Scholarship Were Forced To Eat Expired Food, Work In COVID-19 Hotspots To Survive

By Chinenye Festus:-
In a tweet on Thursday morning, July 16, a social media user, Sadiq Cyrus, had called the attention of Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), to the development.
Sadiq claims that the Nigerians students, who are in the UK on the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) scholarship, were being left with no other option than eating expired food.
He also raised an alarm that the students are also forced to work in “Covid-19 hotspots” to survive, demanding that the issue should be looked into.
“Our students on NDDC scholarships in the Uk are eating expired food and forced to work in COVID-19 hotspots to survive”. Please use your handle and influence to make NDDC do the right thing. Thank you,” Sadiq said.
In reaction, The federal government through the NIDCOM boss assured Nigerians that her commission will follow up the development, she also said it has set the wheel on the move by taking the necessary action following a distress call that Nigerian students in the United Kingdom are being forced to eat expired foods.
“NIDCOM has taken this up and written formally to Minister Akpabio to implore Nddc to do the right thing. The Minister gave his assurance two weeks ago. We will continue to follow up,” Dabiri-Erewa said.

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