The All Progressives Congress, APC, 2023 senatorial candidate for Benue South, Comrade Daniel Onjeh, has commended President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for signing the Students’ Loan Bill into law
In a statement issued to the press on Tuesday, Onjeh expressed optimism that the new law will ameliorate the sufferings of indigent students and reduce the dropout rate in institutions of higher learning.
According to him, the law could not have come at a better time, considering the harsh economic climate occasioned by the rising cost of living.
He also commended the immediate past Speaker of the House of Representatives and Chief of Staff to the President, Femi Gbajabiamila, who initiated the Bill as a parliamentarian.
He stated that he and all former National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS Presidents, and all students across Nigeria would continue to appreciate him for initiating the Bill and seeing it to fruition. He believes students will appreciate him accordingly.
The statement further said that the law is poised to bring succour to many intelligent but indigent students who are compelled to take time off their studies in search of menial jobs to earn money to pay for their tuition and upkeep.