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Monday, 3 November 2014

Students on Scholarship By Rivers State Govt Stranded Abroad,UK

The Rivers State sponsored students currently studying in the United Kingdom have cried out to the state government over their unpaid monthly upkeep allowances. The students, who are among thousands of students sent by the Rivers State Sustainable Development Agency (RSSDA) to study in various universities around the globe, said over five months, life had become unbearable for them as they had not received their allowance. The embattled students called on governor Rotimi Amaechi to come to their aid before something else happened.
In an SOS sent to the governor, a copy which was obtained by DailyPost, the stranded students said they were now living from hand to mouth.
The letter reads in part,

“SOS CALL: OUR WELFARE AND THE FATE OF OUR UNREMITTED 4 MONTHS UPKEEP AND ACCOMMODATION ALLOWANCES
Dear Sirs,

It is of utmost necessity that I express our unreserved concern over the non-payments of monthly upkeep and accommodation allowances to students sent on scholarship by the Rivers state government of Nigeria through the Rivers State Sustainable Development Agency (RSSDA) to study in various universities around the globe, especially to those of us currently studying in the United Kingdom.

It has been five (5) months since we last received our allowances.

The last time we received bank alert was June 2014 which was eventually paid in September 2014, and ever since then (July – November), students have been living under hardship with little or no support from our poor parents back home who are now passing through the hurdles of sending money to us abroad when the reverse is supposed to be the case.
All calls to the office have proved abortive as they keep making promises, hence the need for the peoples’ voice as our last resort.

In consequence to our unremitted funds, students have been stranded, disorganised and some are evicted from their flat (s) because they are unable to honour the contract signed with their respective landlords and if not for the help of other students (who also are at risk of been evicted from their homes if their rents are not paid in anytime soon) they would have been homeless and forced to live in refugee camps.

I am writing this open letter to all those that matter in government to please come to our aid especially now that the 2015 general election is fast approaching and the probability of us been paid is less than zero.

With a heavy heart”.

END OF LETTER

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Enyinda Nathaniel Okey
I tried to reach out to PH to confirm the situation, so sad that Amaechi is telling our people that it is because GEJ reduced monthly allocation to Rivers State, that is the reason. I told the people to pick up the papers from the fed Min of Finance because there is a quarterly publication. It is sad what this idiot is doing to our people.. lavishing the money on APC and letting our youths suffer abroad. When my children returned from the UK they told me about these Rivers students at the very university where they studied... my children have already graduated and returned... nothing to do with Rivers State govt and scholarship
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Endy Edeson
@okey: hopefully the governor will come to there aid if he sees this publication.
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Rowaye Hayor Luqman
is ameachi still the river state governor?
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Enyinda Nathaniel Okey
I have seen this publication in another page two days ago.
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Aduku Ameh Mayor
Allowance shouldn't be a distraction
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Ewebiriaku Chigozie Onyeji
What he knows is to be spending River state money on Buhari and his Apc party
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Enyinda Nathaniel Okey
he wants to be VP candidate for all he cares... even if he loses before the election....of course, he must pay for these wicked acts
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Rowaye Hayor Luqman
@Endy correct these ppl that ameachi is no more the governor of river state, it nw the business of the present governor
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Rowaye Hayor Luqman
every issue in this country has been politicalized, it will soon clear for their eyes
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Salako Stephen
Hmhmhmhm
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