The Presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi, on Thursday, promised to end industrial action in Nigerian universities, including other tertiary institutions if elected president.
Obi spoke at the University of Nigeria Nsukka Business Interactive Session titled: “State of the Nigerian Economy: The Way Forward,” held at the Central Bank of Nigeria, Auditorium, at the Enugu Campus of UNN.
The former Anambra State governor claimed that the strikes had crippled university education in the country.
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Obi hence pledged that once he becomes the President, the Academic Staff Union of Universities strike would be a thing of the past.
“We will not have one day of ASUU strike.”
Obi recounted his days at UNN as a student where he never witnessed strikes.
The candidate stated that there was nothing big about funding the universities.
“There is nothing big about funding the universities. Funding a university is the collaboration of everybody. Education is not an expense but an investment. We’ll make sure that nothing stops education.”
Obi stated that students could be given loans to study and repay the loans after graduation.
“We shall give students loans which they will pay when they get jobs.”
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