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2023: ASUU can never go on strike if I become President — Atiku Abubakar spills



The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP’s 2023 Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar has promised to put an end to the ASUU strike if elected as president come 2023 general election.

Atiku Abubakar stated that he promise lecturers will never embark on strike again if he becomes the next Nigerian President.

He stated this on Friday, August 12 at the commemoration of the 2022 International Youth Day in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

The former vice president vowed that his administration would resolve the ongoing Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike and not allow public institutions to be shut down for months.

TopNaija understands that the academic body has been on strike for the past six months plus some days over the Federal Government’s failure to honour an agreement on issues surrounding funding of universities, as well as salaries and allowances of lecturers.

According to the presidential candidate, education is the most fundamental right of any youth is the right to education, in such regard, he has been investing in education for the past 30 years.

He also reiterated his intention to have a youth-inclusive government if elected as President in 2023.

He said: “Therefore, I take very strong exception to the strike by ASUU. The inability of the government to resolve that crisis will never happen under a PDP government or administration that I will oversee.

“I have been investing in education for the past 30 years.

“I believe the PDP provides the best platform for you to actualise your individual, collective aspirations.

“Of course, I have made many public pronouncements of my intention to have a youth-inclusive government. This is because it is our responsibility to provide you with the opportunities to acquire the training and also the experience to take over from us your parents.

“So, I want to congratulate you and I hope this year will usher in an administration of PDP.”