The Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Dr. Christian Oboh says the emergence of Francisca Chiedu as President, United Kingdom University Student Union is another proof that Nigerian youths can lead innovative change within and outside the country.
The Managing Director disclosed this while reacting to the victory of the NDDC postgraduate scholar as President of the Union.
Dr. Oboh added that it is “a testimony of the capability of the new generation of Nigerian to be the change they seek and champion worthy causes”.
He disclosed that the Commission will continue to sponsor indigene Niger Delta students to universities across the globe, and in return expect worthy response and commitment in appreciation that the monies expended on them belongs to the people.
The NDDC Boss expressed optimism with the process adopted in the recruitment of fresh students for the Commission’s foreign Scholarship, saying “it will guarantee the Niger Delta region and Nigeria at large, the likes of Francisca Chiedu”.
Dr. Oboh commended, the Information Engineering and Network Management student in the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen for bringing glory to NDDC, the region and nation.
He noted with joy her hard-work, commitment and issue based campaign which according to him, led to the attainment of the highest number of votes in the history of student elections in the UK and urged her to sustain the tempo.
Miss Chiedu had in an online mail to the Managing Director said “Truly life presents us with different opportunities, for me every moment in any life offered a door, all I had to do was choose, I chose to dream, I chose to think, I choose to move, I chose to act, I chose to win”.
The University of Benin Computer Science graduate who obtained NDDC Scholarship in 2011 assured that she would use the platform to enhance the cultural, academics as well as social experience of students.