FCT, Abuja – The presidential hopeful of Labour Party (LP) Mr Peter Obi has reiterated his commitment to end ASUU Strike if given the mandate.
He said the university’s lecturers strike had crippled the educational sector in Nigeria, promising to make education his priority.
Obi made the declaration on Thursday at the UNN Business Interactive session held at the Central Bank of Nigeria, Auditorium, University of Nigeria Enugu Campus, UNEC.
He however, said once he becomes the president, ASUU strike would be a thing of the past, because according to him, “we will not have one day of ASUU strike.”
ASUU Strike: Peter Obi remembered his days at UNN
He said that in his day at UNN as a student, they never witnessed a single strike action by their lecturers.
“Universities should be well funded, pointing out that there was nothing big about finding the universities which he said be the joint collaboration of everyone.
“There is nothing big about finding 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,” he said.
In making education his priority when become president, Obi said that students could be given loans to study and repay the loans after graduation and have started working.
“We shall give students loans which they will pay when they get job.”
He said that there was nowhere in the world where university teachers are being toyed with, adding that they should be motivated to work to improve their industry, Vanguard reported.
Meanwhile, his target on security, Obi said that for there to be effective security, a security outfit should be set up in every community, noting that that done, insecurity which has dealt a deadly blow to Nigeria would be check.