President Tinubu Appoints Jim Ovia to Lead Nigerian Education Loan Fund

President Tinubu Appoints Jim Ovia to Lead Nigerian Education Loan Fund

President Bola Tinubu has appointed Mr. Jim Ovia, a distinguished banker and businessman, as the Chairman of the Nigerian Education Loan Fund (NELFUND). With an illustrious career in finance and entrepreneurship, Mr. Ovia’s leadership will spearhead efforts to ensure sustainable higher education and skill development for Nigerian students and youths.

As the founder of one of Nigeria’s foremost banks, an advocate for youth empowerment and with a background in business administration from prestigious institutions such as Harvard Business School and the University of Louisiana, Mr. Ovia is poised to leverage his expertise to advance the National Student Loan Programme and empower Nigerian youths for success.

In a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the president on media, Chief Ajuri Ngelale , President Tinubu expressed confidence in Mr. Ovia’s ability to drive the Fund’s mission forward, emphasizing the importance of ensuring that no Nigerian student faces barriers to higher education due to financial constraints.

The statement affirmed President Tinubu’s  dedication to fostering a knowledge-based economy and empowering Nigerian youths to become productive members of society.

-Gist Report

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