The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, tackles the federal government over prolonged ASUU strike.
Atiku said in an interview that the government’s inability to resolve the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike would never happen under his administration.
He stated this while he was speaking on Friday at the commemoration of the 2022 International Youth Day in Abuja.
The former vice-president said the most important and fundamental right of any youth is the right to education.
“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.”
The PDP presidential candidate pledged that he would work with the university authorities and government officials to make sure the incessant strike comes to an end.
“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 the opportunities to acquire the trainings 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.”