Nigerians have been advised to take advantage of the newly introduced Students Loan Scheme initiated by President Bola Tinubu to acquire a university education.
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State said this at the official opening and maiden matriculation of Kogi State University, Kabba, on Tuesday, adding that his vision for the establishment of a university in Kabba had been fulfilled.
Bello disclosed that he met a state that was in a deplorable situation, but expressed gratitude to God that he would be handing over the state better than he met it.
He said, “Today I’m fulfilled. I promised to be part of the ceremony for the first set of matriculating students. I feel fulfilled and satisfied that we achieved our dreams”.
“Nigerians now have no reason not to acquire a university education. I call on Nigerians to latch on to the student loan scheme of President Ahmed Bola Tinubu to acquire education”.
“I urge the people of Kogi State to play politics of inclusion rather than adopt the pull-him-down style of politics. When we started this university, there were many distractions. But because I remained focused, I refused to be distracted”.
“We made education one of our thematic areas on assumption of office. I’m happy that we are rated the best in our geopolitical zone in the area of education”.
“Today, we have the best health facilities in Nigeria. Rather than travel to seek medical attention outside the country, I urge our people to take advantage of the Reference Hospital, the best in Nigeria, to seek medical attention”.
Bello commended the people of Kogi State for the support he enjoyed, which had made his administration a positive reference, saying, “I came hale and hearty and I’m happy I’m leaving fulfilled.”
Kehinde Eniola, the vice-chancellor of the university, described the institution as one that would focus on citizenship and leadership training, adding that it would run digitally towards making the students ready for the future.