Distinguished Nigerians are sharing their perspectives on the recently sanctioned student loan bill, which received approval from both the legislative and executive branches of the government under President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Reverend Sam Aboyeji, the General Overseer of the Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria and Visitor to McPherson University, located in Seriki Sotayo, Ogun State, expressed his contentment with the new initiative while speaking to journalists.
During the official inauguration of a multi-million naira student hostel project at the university, Reverend Sam Aboyeji emphasized that student loans are a familiar concept in many parts of the world.
In his statement, the clergyman remarked, “Student loans are a common practice worldwide. I recently heard that a former U.S. President just completed paying off his student loans, so it’s a customary approach in other countries.”
Reverend Sam continued, “Student loans are an equalizer because there are individuals with immense potential who lack the means. Some come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds yet possess exceptional intellectual gifts. Student loans provide a pathway to equal opportunities for all, regardless of whether you hail from a wealthy or humble background.”
He concluded, “This development is warmly received, and I hope we can implement it swiftly.”
The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Francis Adegbaye Igbasan, expressed his appreciation to Reverend Sam Aboyeji, the university’s Visitor, for the support he has extended since assuming the position of Vice-Chancellor.