Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, was reportedly accosted by aggrieved students from Rivers State who were sent to the UK on scholarship by their State Government, and whose allowances and fees have not been taken care of for a while.
Governor Wike had just delivered a speech at the Chatham house and was on his way out when the students carrying placards with various inscriptions, ambushed him and asked that he release funds for the payment of their fees and allowances.
According to reports, the Governor asked those who were studying Medicine and Engineering to be patient as the government would soon meet their demands while those on scholarship for courses like Law, Philosophy, and others were asked to come back home as the State has a University with enough lecturers to teach such courses.
Governor Wike reportedly told the students that the State was currently experiencing an economic meltdown and would not be spending money on things that have alternatives back home.
In anger, Governor Wike told one of the students that she was rude.