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Tinubu Appoints Jim Ovia As Chairman Of Education Loan Fund



President Bola Tinubu has appointed Zenith Bank’s founder, Jim Ovia as the Chairman of the Nigerian Education Loan Fund (NELFUND).

A statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, said Ovia is a respected business leader, with a surfeit of efforts and benefaction towards nurturing and empowering young Nigerians.

Ovia is an alumnus of Harvard Business School and holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Louisiana.

The National Student Loan Programme is a pivotal intervention that seeks to guarantee sustainable higher education and functional skill development for all Nigerian students and youths.

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The Nigerian Education Loan Fund, the implementing institution of this innovation, demands excellence and Nigerians of the finest professional ilk to guide and manage.

“The President believes Mr. Ovia will bring his immense wealth of experience and professional stature to this role to advance the all-important vision of ensuring that no Nigerian student suffers a capricious end to their pursuit of higher education over a lack of funds and of ensuring that Nigerian youths, irrespective of who they are, have access to higher education and skills that will make them productive members of society and core contributors to the knowledge-based global economy of this century,” Ngelale said.

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