FG pays Nigerians on scholarship abroad
Mr. Emeka Nwajiuba, Minister of State Education, has said that Nigerians who receive scholarships abroad have received their payment through their different embassies.
Nwajiuba said this in the Presidential Working Group on the daily briefing COVID-19 on Monday in Abuja.
He said the money had reached embassies in the United Kingdom, Russia and other countries, adding that the Nigerian embassy in the United Kingdom had confirmed receipt of the payment.
“The money was paid this afternoon by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), it has finished processing all the money and sending it to the appropriate countries,” he said.
He said that the Nigerian embassy in Russia had not yet confirmed receipt of the payment, but hoped that by the end of today’s work it can confirm the payment of the student scholarship by the Nigerian government.
The Nigerian News Agency (NAN) reports that a concerned father whose daughter was on a federal government scholarship in Russia had raised an alarm over his daughter’s non-payment of money since January.
However, the minister promised to investigate the matter, adding that the delay could be due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as the CBN was working to resolve the payment.
In another development, the minister said there was no special provision for people with disabilities in his online classes, adding that all students would have to use the same guidelines.
The minister declared that he would use the same route provided as others to take his classes online. “The visually and hearing impaired are special, but for others, we have to use the same path to teach them,” he said.
He said that at his special school for people with disabilities in the city of Oyo, they had been provided with special materials that would serve as a guide during the closing period. (YAYA)