This is just as Leader of the House of
Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, assured the 8th National Assembly, especially the House, would ensure the passage of Students Loan Bill to access higher education and give every student equal right to complete their education without financial hindrances.

He said education was a right and not privilege and that government should bring it to everybody in the country, adding that the essence of establishing education bank was to enable indigent students have access to loan without interest, which would only be paid back after the student had graduated and started work.

Meantime, Chairman, Nigerian Young
Parliamentarian Forum and African representatives on the Board of Inter-
Parliamentary Union, IPU, Rep Nnanna Igbokwe, representing Ahiazu/Ezinihitte Mbaise Federal Constituency of Imo State, said the
essence of the interactive forum with students was to enhance better participation of young people on democratic process for them to understand the workings of parliament.

The Speaker in his address, said: “This country belongs to you but it’s under the stranglehold of men and women of a generation that have overreached itself.

“The truth is that nothing will be ceded or conceded to your generation without a fight. In this endeavour,your voices mean nothing if you don’t have the votes.

“Therefore, all students in Nigeria must not only register to vote and cast their votes during elections, they must also ensure that their votes count.
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