Dickson approves N250m for students in Russia, Malaysia
Bayelsa State Governor, Mr. Seriake Dickson, has approved the sum of the N250m to clear the foreign scholarship obligations of the government in Russia, Malaysia and other parts of the world.
The approval came shortly after the scholarship students in Malaysia accused the state scholarship board of abandoning them.
The government has recently offset its financial obligations to its students in the United Kingdom.
The governor in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson, also ordered the immediate release of the sum.
He restated his administration’s commitment to the welfare of all Bayelsans under government scholarships.
He stressed that the state scholarships board had been mandated to hasten the remittance of the money to the students and the various institutions concerned.
He further urged the students to be patient promising that the money would be paid at the end of the month.
He regretted the undue delay in the remittance of funds to the students and blamed it on compulsory bank rules and bank procedures.
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