The parents of 43 Niger Delta students studying under the Presidential Amnesty Programme (special programme) in the United States have appealed to the president Muhammadu Buhari led administration to save their children from the terrible devastation and looming danger facing them.
In a joint statement signed by Mr. Kingsley Feboke on Thursday, the parents alleged that the Amnesty office failed to pay the tuition, accommodation, books and allowances of the students which had almost resulted in throwing the children to the streets.
They noted that the students were enrolled in universities in America through the office of the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Special Scholarship for Crisis Impacted Communities in the region.
According to them, the scholarship scheme was a window created by former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration for youths from crisis impacted to be captured under the Amnesty programme and the students were sent to the United States by the PAP.
The parents, therefore urged Buhari to save their children from the terrible devastation which might destroy the career of the children and the essence of the amnesty programme.
They further solicited the continued support and willingness of the relevant authorities to resolve the issue of the payment of their children’s outstanding fees.
They said, “We respectfully and passionately solicit that you (President Muhammadu Buhari) save our children from the terrible devastation and looming danger which may eventually destroy our dear children and disrupt the essence of the Amnesty Programme, which we believe is serving the best interest of Nigeria, the African continent and the world at large.
“Help us to save them from this feeling of abandonment, hunger, depression and anxiety which will negatively affect their well-being and may in future affect our dear nation, as they and all other youths are the hope and leaders of tomorrow.
“We strongly believe in the ability of this Administration to put smile on the faces of our children who are citizens of this great nation.”