The All Progressives Congress (APC) Professionals Council has lauded President Bola Tinubu over the expansion of the student’s interest free loan scheme to include Nigerian students seeking skill-development programmes.

President Tinubu after briefing on Monday by the Executive Secretary of Nigeria Education Loan Fund (NELFUND), Akintunde Sawyerr emphasized the significance of the programme catering to individuals not inclined toward university education, underscoring the equal importance of skill acquisition alongside traditional academic qualifications at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Responding to the development on Tuesday while issuing admission letters to the council’s latest 973 scholarship beneficiaries in Lagos,  the National Director General of APC Professionals Council, Amb. Seyi Bamigbade applauded the President, saying the development will accelerate job creation, poverty alleviation and fight against hunger.

He said the President has demonstrated that he is a leader that truly cares about the yearnings and aspirations of the people, especially with regards to delivering his Renewed Hope Agenda anchored on job creation.

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Bamigbade also said the council has awarded over 7,500 students scholarships since the emergence of Tinubu as the candidate of APC in 2022.

He further stated that the scholarship initiatives of the Council which seeks to enhance human capital development will continue to provide opportunities for teeming Nigerian youths who are unable to afford their tuition in various academic courses in the tertiary institutions.

He therefore urged those interested in accessing the scholarship scheme to reach out to Alhaji Salisu Yahaya Alfa, the office of Head of Support Group/Mobilization at the APC national secretariat in Abuja.