BreakingNews 9/12/16 - Breaking News - Nigerian students cash strapped in Malaysia beg for help

[ Masterweb Reports: Mutiu Ganiyu reports ] - Nigerians schooling in Malaysia have appealed to federal government to assist them by urgently finding solution to foreign exchange challenges and unfriendly bank policies. The appeal was contained in a letter addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari and delivered to officials at Nigeria High Commission in Kuala Lumpur.

 

Writing under the aegis of National Association of Nigerian Student's Community in Malaysia, the students lamented the "precarious situation" being faced by students due to high exchange rate and stoppage of withdrawal with Nigerian ATM card.

 

In a letter signed by the association's Chairman, Abubakar  Hassan, the students appealed  that the ATM withdrawal suspension should be urgently addressed as most students are suffering.

 

He said, "We pray that the government will take care of all government/institutions sponsored students by providing them with foreign currencies deposited in their domiciliary accounts instead of giving BDCs in the name of helping the students. Form A" submitted by institutions on behalf of their staff should be given priority and amount for living expenses should be considered.

 

"Open a reliable access to communicate with students to relay our recommendations/suggestions and complaints. We are very optimistic that a sound feedback mechanism will be established for proper communication. Government should also address the capitalistic style of our banking system by making sure that the regulatory body is checkmating their excesses,” he advised.

 

The Chairman, pledged members commitment towards helping the government to achieve its goal of making Nigeria great, while commending the country's leadership for its determination to make Nigeria greater.

 

Mutiu Ganiyu reports from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

 

*Photo Caption - As seen.

 
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