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President Tinubu Appoints Jim Ovia

President Tinubu and Jim Ovia

Tinubu Names Jim Ovia Chairman Of Nigerian Education Loan Fund Board.

President Bola Tinubu has given his endorsement to the appointment of esteemed banker and entrepreneur, Jim Ovia, as the Chairman of the Board of the Nigerian Education Loan Fund (NELFUND).

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According to a statement released on Friday by his Media Adviser, Ajuri Ngelale, the President believes that Ovia’s extensive experience and professional standing will greatly contribute to the advancement of the crucial goal of ensuring that no Nigerian student’s pursuit of higher education is thwarted due to financial constraints.


Under Ovia’s leadership, the Board is tasked with the responsibility of guaranteeing access to higher education and skills development for Nigerian youth, regardless of their background, thereby enabling them to become valuable contributors to society and the global knowledge-based economy of the 21st century.


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The National Student Loan Programme, a cornerstone initiative, aims to ensure sustainable access to higher education and functional skill development for all Nigerian students and young people.


Recognizing the significance of the Nigerian Education Loan Fund in implementing this groundbreaking initiative, the appointment of individuals of exceptional professional caliber is essential for its success.

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About Jim Ovia

Ovia, the founder of one of Nigeria’s premier banks and a highly respected figure in the business community, has demonstrated unwavering commitment to nurturing and empowering young Nigerians.

A graduate of Harvard Business School with a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Louisiana, Ovia brings a wealth of expertise to his new role.


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