By Ahmad Deedat Zakari
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has promised to resolve the lingering strike of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
Atiku spoke at the youths programme on “Intergenerational Synergy on Government”, organized by PDP to mark the 2022 International Youth Day celebration in Abuja on Friday, August 12, 2022.
The former vice president argued that education is a fundamental right which every youth needs for their growth, and he would do the needful when elected president
“This is because education is fundamental to your growth. It doesn’t matter whether you are in politics, business or any sector. The fundamental right of every youth or every citizen is to be educated.” He said
Atiku criticized the government and boasted that he had invested in education for three decades. He then pledged to work with university authorities to end the strike.
“I take very strong exception to the strike by ASUU and the government’s inability to resolve the crisis. I have been investing in education for the past thirty years. I pledge I will work with university authorities to end these incessant strikes that are causing unacceptable harm to the ability of our children to get an education.”
ASUU has been on strike since February 14, consequent of which most public universities have been shut down.