– Hails Tinubu
The Immediate past President of National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) ,Comrade Asefon Sunday has called on critical stakeholders in the education sector, like the National Universities Commission (NUC), Ministry of Education Science and Technology to come up with the template for the diligent implementation of the Students Loan Law.
While commending President Bola Tinubu for fulfilling one of his electoral promises by signing the Student’s’Loan Bill into Law the former students” leader described the President’s genture as the biggest and symbolic gift for the commemoration of the June 12 Demicracy Day .
Asefon ,whose birthday also coincided with the June 12 anniversary said the entire students body viewed Tinubu’s gesture as a big relief and real succour in addressing the difficulty occassioned by outragous school fees in most campuses .
He added that if fully implemented, it would be a palliative to students to cushioning the effect of the fuel subsidy payment removal.
According to him there should be the need for an urgent the review of standards for the qualification of beneficiaries in the utmost interest of downtroddens.
He stressed that this should be the first assignment of designate Minister of Education upon assumption of duty.
Asefon however sought more support and understanding for the current administration, adding that it mearnt well for Nigerians.
“Indeed His Excellency Bola Ahmed Tinubu, President Federal Republic of Nigeria is a man of his words and very conscious of his promises to entire Nigerian populace as enshrined in his manifesto titled; Renewed Hope, he added”
“It is important we all put our differences aside in the interest of greater Nigeria, we need to give maximum support to the present government across all levels so as to ensure the delivery of dividends of democracy in a country where all and sundry blossom” .He added.
Recall that President Tinubu signed into law, the Students’ Loan Bill, in fulfilment of a promise he made during his campaigns.
At a campaign outing in London, United Kingdom Tinubu had promised to offer loans to students as part of efforts to improve the youth capacity and develop the sector.