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News - South West - Ogun Updated: April 22, 2024

Student Loan: Obasanjo seeks inclusion of private varsity students

By Kehinde Ayanboade
April 22, 2024
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Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has called on President Bola Tinubu to include students of private universities among beneficiaries of the Student Loan Scheme.

Obasanjo also raised doubt over the running of the scheme without recording corrupt practices.

Obasanjo who spoke at the inauguration of the Asiwaju Onafowokan, Coleman Wires and Cables building at Bells University’s College of Postgraduate Studies in Ota, Ogun State reiterated that the loan is essential for the development of the society. 

“The Vice-Chancellor has spoken about the need to include students in private universities as beneficiaries of the Student Loan Scheme. I urge the government to listen to that and take heed to include them too. I doubt if the scheme will be run without corruption, that is another matter entirely.”

Obasanjo, the proprietor of Bell University of Technology, opined that the loan scheme was crucial to the development of the society and the welfare of the citizens and that excluding a group of people would be counterproductive.

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This is coming at a time the Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Education Loan Fund, NELFUND, Mr Akintunde Sawyerr, said students in private institutions would not benefit from the loan scheme.

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Kehinde Ayanboade

Kehinde, a journalist with Allnews Nigeria, has 7 years experience covering Politics, Entertainment ...

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