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NDDC Awards 220 Foreign Scholarships To Niger Delta Indigenes

Posted: Sep 18, 2015 at 12:04 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Daniel Abia


In continuation of its Post-Graduate Foreign Scholarship Program, the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, said it has given award letters to 220 graduates who are set to depart for their studies abroad.

The successful graduates from the 9 states in the Niger Delta were given their letters at a pre-departure briefing and formal orientation held at the Hotel Presidential, Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital.

Addressing the graduates, the Managing Director of the Commission, Sir. (Barr.) Bassey Dan-Abia, advised them to make good use of the privilege to be good ambassadors of Nigeria.

“You have to represent us well because change has come to Nigeria, the Niger Delta and the NDDC,” he said.

Dan-Abia noted that the Post Graduate Foreign Scholarship Scheme was initiated in 2010 with 200 beneficiaries, in line with one of the policies set out in the Niger Delta Regional Development Master Plan.