The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) says it is comfortable with the Dr. Christian Oboh led Niger Delta Development Commission’s approach to issues concerning students in the region.
National President of the Association, Comrade Mohammed Dauda said this during a courtesy call to the Commission headquarter in Port Harcourt.
He commended the Managing Director for putting students’ matters on the front burner recalling that among Dr. Oboh’s pronouncement on assumption of Office was the payment of fees for students on foreign scholarship.
The student president disclosed that one of the associations cardinal objectives is to reposition Nigerian students towards enhancing academic excellence to which he said the Commission’s policies were in line with and pledged support for the management.
Responding, the Managing Director, Dr. Christian Oboh, represented by the Director, Youths, Sports, Culture and Women Affairs, Dr. Princewill Ekanim said NDDC was also mandated to boost the education sector in the region stressing that the Commission had over the years granted scholarship locally and internationally especially in the areas of sciences and engineering.
The NDDC Boss who decried the poor academic performance of Nigerian students charged them to see themselves as future leaders by eschewing violence and other vices.