The National Union of Bayelsa State Students (NUBSS) has called on Governor Seriake Dickson to pay bursary allowance to students of Bayelsa State origin in institutions of higher learning in Nigeria for the 2013/2014 academic session.
The NUBSS made the call in a statement on Thursday in Yenagoa signed by the President, Richard Lawyer, and the Secretary, Sese ThankGod.
It stated that the state government had paid only 5,000 students of the state-owned Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, representing 16 percent of a total 300,000 students who registered for the session.
It pointed out that Bayelsa students in several universities, polytechnics and colleges of educations, who were subjected to a rigorous bursary registration process in March 2014, had yet to be paid till date.
The NUBSS insisted that its members in the north, east, south and western parts of the country had not received a dime despite claims by Dickson that the government had released N200million so far for the exercise.
It appealed to the governor to expedite action on the payment of the bursary allowance which he had announced to the world that he had awarded to them.
The NUBSS warned that it may not be able stop Bayelsa students from taking to the streets in the weeks ahead to express their grievance if Dickson failed to do the needful.
Source: Daily Independent