FG sends delegate to address struggles of Nigerian students at UK University

A delegation, led by a representative of the Nigerian Embassy in the UK, Ambassador Christian Okeke, and leaders of the Nigerian Students Union in the UK, has been assigned to visit Teesside University’s management to intervene in the allegations of unfair and unjust deportation orders served on some Nigerian students in the middle of their studies.

The decision was made following a virtual meeting on Sunday between Chairman/CEO of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Representative of the Nigerian High Commission UK, Ambassador Christian Okeke, President of the Nigerian Students Union, UK, Mr Yemi Soile, and many of the affected students.

The affected students passionately narrated their ordeal and were optimistic of a positive intervention. During the meeting, Dabiri-Erewa appealed to the students to remain calm and not to take laws into their hands while appealing to the university to treat the students with justice and fairness.

Ambassador Okeke spoke in the same vein. On May 22, some students of Teesside University from Nigeria staged a protest following the directives by the University authorities for them to leave UK on the allegations that some of the students defaulted in paying their school fees.