In an effort to strengthen its bilateral relations with Nigeria, the Embassy of Russia in Nigeria, has urged Nigerians to explore opportunity through application for the ongoing Russian Government Scholarship programme.
Mr Ivan Lydkin, Press Attache of the Embassy, made the call on Wednesday in Abuja while addressing the team of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) executive.
He described the scholarship programme as Russia’s way to strengthen its bilateral relations with Nigeria, under its reunification intiative.
According to him, one of Russia’s missions here was to introduce Nigeria students to Russia’s academic opportunities, to enable them improve themselves.
Lydkin said, “We have organised interactive sessions in Nigeria for Russia Alumni in the country who are over 10,000.
“We work with 30 courses and offers full educational programme and our programme has been growing bigger and better over the years.
“The scholarship affords allowances from the Federal Scholarship Board of Nigeria (FSB)
“We have 40 educational programmes across 32 Universities which offer courses based on candidate’s choice.”