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Bayelsa students in Russia, Belarus cry for funds

By Samuel Oyadongha
Yenagoa—Bayelsa State students in Russia and Belarus have again called on the federal government and well meaning Nigerians to prevail on Chief Timipre Sylva’s administration to settle their allowances to enable them conclude their studies.

The aggrieved students, who last December invaded the Nigerian Embassy in Russia, staged yet another protest Monday, to draw attention to their poor living condition, forcing the officials to shut down the mission.

In a Save Our Soul (SOS) message sent online to newsmen and Ijaw Nation Forum, the students  noted that in spite of the  government’s promise to look into their grievances, not much had been done to improve their lot.

The students said  many of them stood the risk of being thrown out of their countries of study.

Appealing to the relevant authorities and other well meaning Nigerians to prevail on Sylva to rescue 150 of them, the students said many of their colleagues  have missed delicate class works, assignments and examinations and were already facing the risk of being de-listed for graduation this year.


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