Nigerian Tertiary Students Will Access N100,000 Study Grant Per Semester If I’m Elected — AAC Presidential Candidate, Sowore

Omoyele Sowore, the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress(AAC) has promised that all students in the Nigerian tertiary institutions will have access to N100,000 study grants per semester if he is elected as the country’s president in the 2023 general elections.
The AAC presidential candidate made this assurance while speaking on Wednesday on a programme on Channels TV, while insisting that his government would ensure free and qualitative education to all Nigerians.

He said, “I will never be part of those who asked the private sector to run education. It will be publicly run education programme and we are focusing on free education. I have said and I am repeating it that every student in Nigeria who is in a higher institution (there are about 1.7 million students in higher institutions) will get at least N100,000 per semester as a study grant from the federal government and I mean it; I’m not going to make them take a loan.”

While explaining how he intended to generate funds for such initiative, Sowore stated that he had discovered how to cover many loopholes from the Nigerian revenue generating system.

He continued: “It will come from the number of places that we have discovered money is hiding right now; where we are not efficiently collecting revenue. I found out that just two weeks ago, there is Over N11 trillion from revenue-generating agencies of the federal government that is returned to the consolidated account.

“The NLNG which is our gas-producing company of which we have 49% investment through the NNPC’s depositing huge amounts of dollars to us but they’re not transparently done; we’ll make them deposit that money in the consolidated account of the federal government, not the NNPC because that’s a cesspool of corruption. We have always found out that oil companies both local and international companies are owing over four something billion.”

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