Senate President Bukola Saraki has urged the Federal Scholarship Board to provide a report concerning all Nigerian students on scholarship abroad and state their outstanding allowances to the relevant committees of the Senate.
The Director in charge of scholarship, Federal Scholarship Board, Fatima Ahmed has stated that the Nigerian students, studying overseas are now stranded due to non-payment of their allowances and tuition by the Government agencies in charge.
Ahmed disclosed that there was an outstanding scholarship allowance of N799.8m meant for 2015 and 2016 batches; only N444.2m was paid, remaining N355.6m.
The Director disclosed the information at a gathering held between the National assembly leaders and Ministries head, Departments and Agencies in charge of the welfare of Nigerian students on scholarships abroad.
In response to this, the Senate President Bukola Saraki has urged the Federal Scholarship Board to provide a report concerning all Nigerian students on scholarship abroad and state their outstanding allowances to the relevant committees of the Senate.
Saraki charged the Federal Scholarship Board to write the report to enable the Senate make provision for the settlements in the budget.
In the same vein, the Ex-Militants in Warri, Delta state have claimed that the Federal Government refused to pay them the Amnesty Phase II allowances, after training them since 2010.
They also alleged that some anonymous persons have been threatening to kill them as they did to their Ex-colleagues.
In response to this, the Ex-Militants have appealed to the Federal Government to put things in order in the Presidential Amnesty office and clarify their entitlements; otherwise they go back to the Creeks.
The group called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to make investigations on the activities going on in the Amnesty office.