Former Kaduna Central lawmaker Shehu Sani criticized President Bola Tinubu over the newly signed student loan bill.
Tinubu signed the bill into law on Monday at the Presidential Palace, Abuja, as part of measures to increase access to and delivery of education at the tertiary level.
The bill was passed by the 9th National Assembly but approved by Tinubu.
Dele Alake, a senior aide to the President, explained that the legislation would ensure poor students access loans to continue their education.
According to Alake, the loan initiative is part of what Tinubu has promised in its campaigning campaigns.
“Today, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu signed the Student Loan Act. This is just to fulfill his campaign promise, where he promised that students would get loans to go to school.” he say.
Reacting to the development via his verified Twitter account, Sani asserted that tying students up with loans is unconscionable.
he wrote, “Most people who hold positions of power and power benefit from free education and free scholarships. It is unconscionable to tie students up with loans. Don’t forget that we still is a developing country.”
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