Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?



Tinubu Names Jim Ovia Student Loan Fund Chairman!

Jim Ovia
Jim Ovia

President Bola Tinubu has made a significant move by appointing the highly respected banker and business magnate, Jim Ovia, as the Chairman of the Board of the Nigerian Education Loan Fund. This decision was formally announced through a statement titled “President Tinubu appoints Jim Ovia as Chairman of the Nigerian Education Loan Fund,” which was issued by Ajuri Ngelale, the Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity.

Jim Ovia’s appointment underscores his stellar reputation as the founder of one of Nigeria’s leading banks and his commendable efforts in empowering young Nigerians. With a distinguished educational background, including a degree from Harvard Business School and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Louisiana, Ovia brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his new role.

The National Student Loan Programme, spearheaded by the Nigerian Education Loan Fund, represents a pivotal intervention aimed at ensuring equitable access to higher education and fostering functional skill development among Nigerian students and youths. In this context, Ovia’s appointment is seen as a strategic move to steer the Fund toward achieving its objectives effectively.

The statement released by the President’s office emphasizes President Tinubu’s confidence in Ovia’s ability to leverage his extensive experience and professional stature to advance the critical vision of eliminating financial barriers to higher education for Nigerian students. By ensuring that no student is denied the opportunity to pursue higher education due to financial constraints, Ovia’s leadership is expected to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of education in Nigeria.

Furthermore, Ovia’s appointment is envisioned to contribute to the broader goal of empowering Nigerian youths from diverse backgrounds, enabling them to access higher education and acquire the necessary skills to become valuable contributors to society. This aligns with the aspirations of building a knowledge-based economy that is essential for Nigeria’s competitiveness in the global arena.

In essence, Jim Ovia’s appointment as Chairman of the Nigerian Education Loan Fund Board represents a strategic move aimed at harnessing the expertise and vision of a seasoned leader to drive positive change in the education sector and empower the next generation of Nigerian leaders.

Jim Ovia

Jim Ovia

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like


Two weeks after her death, the loss of former Super Falcons star Ifeanyi Chiejine at the young age of 36 continues to baffle, both...

Outside Africa

“The loss of Hamza bin Ladin not only deprives al-Qa’ida of important leadership skills and the symbolic connection to his father, but undermines important...


Gilead’s antiviral drug remdesivir has been authorized by US regulators for emergency use on coronavirus patients, President Donald Trump announced Friday. US medical officials...

Entertainment News

Fans of Adele were in for a surprise when the singer shared a birthday photo of herself, revealing the results of her recent weight...

Copyright © 2023 NigerianEyeNewsPaper.Com. Design by Weforce Digital Technologies