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Breaking News: NELFUND expands coverage with 12 New State Universities onboarded

The press release was signed by Nasir Ayitogo, who is identified as the Head of Media and Public Relations at the Nigerian Education Loan Fund (NELFUND).
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The Nigerian Education Loan Fund (NELFUND) has announced the inclusion of twelve additional state government-owned tertiary institutions into its student loan application portal.

This development brings the total number of participating state institutions to 48, up from the initial 36.

The announcement, made through a press statement dated July 10th, 2024, signed by Nasir Ayitogo, who is identified as the Head of Media and Public Relations at the Nigerian Education Loan Fund (NELFUND).

The release highlights that the expansion follows the successful submission and verification of student data from these institutions.

Managed by NELFUND, the Student Verification Portal (SVS) has been pivotal in ensuring the accuracy and completeness of the data required for student loan applications.

During a recent visit to Osun State, NELFUND Managing Director, Mr. Akintunde Sawyerr, expressed gratitude for the cooperation received and extended special recognition to His Excellency, Senator Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke, the Governor of Osun State, for his leadership in facilitating the inclusion of Osun State institutions.

The newly onboarded state government-owned tertiary institutions include:

1. Abia State Polytechnic
2. Benue State University, Makurdi
3. College of Education, Waka-Biu
4. University of Medical and Applied Sciences, Enugu State
5. Aliko Dangote University of Science and Technology, Wudil, Kano State
6. Kwara State Polytechnic
7. Lagos State University of Science and Technology
8. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, Niger State
9. Olabisi Onabanjo University
10. Abraham Adesanya Polytechnic
11. Taraba State Polytechnic
12. Yobe State University

NELFUND urges all remaining institutions with outstanding student data to expedite submissions through the SVS to ensure their students can benefit from the loan scheme. The initiative aims not only to alleviate financial burdens on students but also to provide guaranteed revenue streams to the participating institutions.

Students from the newly added institutions can now apply for loans by visiting the NELFUND website at

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