The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Friday, vowed to find the permanent solution to the lingering ASUU strike if elected president in 2023.
Atiku, who served as VP to former president Olusegun Obasanjo for eight years, berated President Muhammadu Buhari for his inability to resolve the ASUU strike.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities has been on strike since February this year due to federal government’s failure to fulfill its agreement with the union concerning adequate funding of the country’s education sector.
Atiku made the pledge at an event in commemoration of the 2022 Youth Day.
According to him, “I want to pledge that I will work with university authorities and government to make sure we end these incessant strikes by ASUU.
“This is because education is fundamental to national 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.
“Therefore it is the responsibility of any responsible government to make sure that right is given to every Nigerian, every youth in this country.
“I believe that the PDP provides the best platform for you to actualise your individual’s collective and national aspirations.”