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  • Updated: April 26, 2024

JUST IN: Jim ovia bags appointment in President Tinubu’s government

JUST IN: Jim ovia bags appointment in President Tinubu’s g

Jim Ovia, the founder of Zenith Bank, has been named by President Bola Tinubu as the Chairman of the Board of the Nigerian Education Loan Fund, NELFUND.

Ovia's appointment was announced in a statement released on Friday by Ajuri Ngelale, the presidential spokesman.

According to the statement, “Ovia is 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.

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

The statement added that President Tinubu 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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