Tinubu Names Jim Ovia Chairman Of Nigerian Education Loan Fund Board

President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of renowned banker and businessman, Jim Ovia as Chairman of the Board of the Nigerian Education Loan Fund (NELFUND).

The President, according to a release issued on Friday by his Media Adviser, Ajuri Ngelale,

believed 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. 

The Board under the leadership of Ovia is to also ensure 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.

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.

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

Ovia, the founder of one of Nigeria’s leading banks and a respected business leader, with a surfeit of efforts and benefaction towards nurturing and empowering young Nigerians is an alumnus of Harvard Business School and holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Louisiana. 

Deji Elumoye in Abuja

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