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    NANS Demands FG Intervention in Nigerians’ UK Tuition Crisis

    NANS calls on the Federal Government to intervene in Nigerians’ UK tuition crisis.

    The National Association of Nigerian Students has urged the Federal Government and the Central Bank of Nigeria to intervene in the crisis confronting Nigerian students in the United Kingdom, which ranges from difficulties in processing tuition fees to housing issues.

    This comes after the UK chapter of NANS, in a letter dated November 18, asked Nigeria’s High Commissioner to the UK, Sarafa Ishola, to intervene in the admission crisis confronting Nigerian students in the country.

    In a letter signed by the chapter’s president, Micheal Obakhavbaye, it was revealed that several students faced deportation due to difficulties in processing their school fees.

    The NANS National Vice President, External Affairs, Akinteye Babatunde, backed the UK chapter and expressed concern about the difficulties faced by Nigerian students.

    “All these difficulties are inimical to the survival of Nigerian students in the diaspora, and we believe that the Nigerian ambassador to the UK and the Central Bank of Nigeria are complicit in these acts,” Babatunde said in a statement made available to The Nigerianwatch on Monday.

    “The lapses in the accommodation issue have been attributed to the Nigerian banking system’s lax attitude, which results in the cancellation of the students’ enrollment forms.” This absurdity and ineptitude has caused significant harm to Nigerian students in the diaspora.

    “The Vice President of NANS External Affairs will continue to speak on behalf of Nigerian students.” To that end, we are urging the Nigerian Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Amb. Sarafa Ishola, Hon. Abike Dabiri, and the Federal Ministry of Education to take immediate action to address the students’ plight.

    NANS stated that Nigerian students deserved better and that “we must enjoy the dividend of governance.”

    “In solidarity, we urge the CBN to make foreign exchange and currency transactions available to Nigerian students in the diaspora for their comfort and well-being.” If the necessary steps are not taken as soon as possible, Nigerian students will take appropriate action.

    “We also use this medium to urge the Nigeria Diaspora Commission’s Chief Executive Officer, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, to be more proactive in her duties.” “While we commend her for the work she has done, we also remind her that more is expected of her in protecting the interests of Nigerian students in the diaspora,” Babatunde added.

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