Students implore judicious use of N320bn intervention fund

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National Association of University Students (NAUS), has canvassed strict and judicious use of the N320.3bn Tertiary Intervention Fund approved for universities, polytechnics and colleges of education in the country.

Recall that the executive secretary of Tertiary Intervention Fund (TETFund), Sonny Echono, recently announced N320,345,040,835 as the 2023 intervention funds for public tertiary education institutions.

A statement by the National President, NAUS, Comrade Obaji Marshall, commended President Muhammadu Buhari, while urging the government to ensure students are involved in the disbursement and expenditure of the funds in the various universities, for appropriate and lasting impact on students welfare.

He further called on various University Management Boards to ensure that students are carried along in the disbursement and fund’s expenditure, in order to create a sense of belonging within the university community, and to ensure that relevant infrastructure and welfare development was effected, to impact on students directly and positively.
Marshall, a student of Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, also called on Presidents and members of the Executive, Legislative and Judicial arm of Students Union Governments in Universities and NAUS Chapter Presidents across the country, to pay keen attention to the disbursement and deployment of funds.

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