Tinubu Appoints Jim Ovia to Head Education Loan Funds

President Bola Tinubu has appointed Mr Jim Ovia, a prominent banker and businessman, as the Chairman of the Board of the Nigerian Education Loan Fund (NELFUND).

Ovia, a respected leader in the business community, has a proven track record of empowering young Nigerians through various initiatives.

He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Master’s degree from the University of Louisiana.

The National Student Loan Programme aims to ensure sustainable higher education and skill development for all Nigerian students and youths.

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According to Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Ovia’s appointment is a strategic move to ensure the success of this vital initiative.

It read:

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.”


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