The National President of Congress Of University Academics (CONUA), Niyi Sunmonu, has emphasised the need for actions to complement the commitments of President Bola Tinubu’s administration on various policies such as student loans.
Sunmonu spoke on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics when asked to comment on the performance of Tinubu’s administration with regard to its early-days enactment of the Students Loan Act.
The CONUA president emphasised the need for concrete measures to match the government’s promises as well as the importance of action by referring to the congress’ objections, which he said it submitted to the government in August.
“The student loan is about promises; it is about pronouncements. We need to see it in action and see how it works,” he said.
Sunmonu decried that the legislative summit held by the House of Representatives last month did not have “the sub-unions” represented.
“If any union would be there, we must be part of those that would look at that because we are a player,” he said.
“All these issues, when they take them on board and we start seeing the action, we can then evaluate the action.”
One of the key issues Sunmonu raised was the loan’s eligibility requirements.
“Part of it is the conditioning for accessing the loan. Part of it is the committee that will consider those that will apply for the loan,” he stated