8-month after: 168 awardees of NDDC Scholarship yet to be paid

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Some of the victims with placards

By Kazeem Ugbodaga

One hundred and sixty-eight awardees of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, scholarship have protested the non-payment of the scholarship eight months after the award.

At least 168 awardees were on 4 October, 2016 at the Pre-Departure Briefing of the successful 2016 NDDC Scholars at the Hotel Presidential, Port Harcourt, presented with an award letter which clearly provides for the payment of their Scholarship Fund.

For 2016 NDDC Scholars, in an open letter to the NDDC Managing Director expressed disgust over the inaction of the commission in payment of their entitlement.

The award letter had stipulated in Paragraph 2, Clause N that” “Your tuition fee shall be disbursed directly to your University from your scholarship fund, while the balance, if any will be paid into your account for your accommodation and…

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