2023: Sowore speaks on new redesigned naira note, promise grant for students if elected

The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore has said that the redesigned naira note should have been geared to meet the long-term demand of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)

Sowore who spoke on Wednesday during an interview on Channels Television said if elected his administration will established study for students in higher institution

“I will never be part of those who ask the private sector to run education in Nigeria. It will be publicly-run education programme. We are focusing on free education,” he said.

“I have said it; every student in Nigeria who is in the higher institution — there are 1.7 million students in higher institutions — will get at least N100,000 per semester as study grant from the federal government. I mean it. I will not make them take loans.

“We don’t need to borrow in my first four years. I have discovered how we can block all the loopholes and make more money”

He, however stated that he “will never be part of those who ask the private sector to run education in Nigeria. It will be publicly-run education programme. We are focusing on free education,” he said.