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Nigerian Students In Cyprus Laments High Rate Of Suicide Among Themselves, Rascim

Some of the Nigerian students in Northern Cyprus has decried over the rapid increase in suicide rates among themselves and racism experienced by them in the country.

The report was revealed in a statement released from the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NDC, today, Wednesday, 6th of July, 2022.

The commission stated that the members of the Nigerian Diaspora Youth Ambassador voiced out during a visit to the Commission chairman, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, in Abuja, FCT.

According to the statement released, partly read, “The president of the association, Mr. David Alozie, who led a four-man delegation to Hon. (Dr) Abike Dabiri-Erewa Chairman, CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission in Abuja, said the purpose of the visit to the commission is to appeal for quick intervention on the plight of Nigerian students in Northern Cyprus.”

The president of the association furthered that Nigerian students were being racially profiled in Cyprus, deported immediately on arrival and are forced to pay for tuition fee in Pounds while other foreign students in the same institution were allowed to pay in Turkish Lira.

It was also disclosed that the racial discriminatory treatment faced by the Nigerian students has resulted in depression, which has in turn led to propelled in suicide rates among themselves.

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