Nigerians on scholarships abroad paid – FG

The Minister of State for Education, Mr Emeka Nwajiuba, has said Nigerians on scholarships abroad have been paid through their various embassies.

The News Agency of Nigeria reported that Nwajiuba said this at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 daily news briefing on Monday in Abuja.

He said the money had gotten to the embassies in United Kingdom, Russia and other countries, adding that the Nigerian embassy in United Kingdom had confirmed receipt of payment.

“The money was paid this afternoon by the Central Bank of Nigeria; it has finished processing all the money and forward to appropriate countries,” he said.

He said the Nigerian embassy in Russia had yet to confirm receipt of payment but hoped that by the end of work today it should be able to confirm payment of the students scholarship by the Nigerian government.

NAN reports that a concerned parent whose daughter was on Federal Government scholarship in Russia had raised the alarm over non-payment of her daughter’s money since January.

The minister, however, promised to look into the matter, adding that the delay could be from the COVID-19 pandemic as the CBN was working to sort out the payment.

In another development, the minister said there was no special provision made for persons living with disability over its online classes, adding that all the students would have to use the same guidelines.

The minister stated that it would use the same avenue provided like others to take their online classes.

Source: Punch

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