THE presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 general elections, Mr Peter Obi, has assured Nigerians that there will be strike again by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), if he is voted president of Nigeria next year.
The LP presidential candidate disclosed this on Tuesday, during a state rally that was held in Owerri, the capital of Imo State.
According to him, one of the concerns of his administration will be to ensure that public tertiary universities in Nigeria are not locked anymore, while also adding that investment in health and agricultural sectors will he prioritized.
Speaking on his commitment to ensure that job opportunities are made available in the country, Peter Obi promised that his administration will convert Nigeria into a producing country, other than a consuming country.
He also promised the citizens of Imo State that the exportation of the palm seeds produced in the state will be exported if he is voted as president in the forthcoming general elections in Nigeria.
In his words at the rally, the former Anambra governor said: “If you make me your president and Datti my vice, ASUU won’t go on strike. We will dialogue with them. We will work with the students. The future of any serious country is dependent on their education and health sectors. I will invest hugely in those sectors if you elect us.”
Speaking on agriculture, Obi stressed that “We want to go back to Agriculture. That is why we want to turn Nigeria from consumption to production. We will create jobs and export, export and export.
“I and Datti are not corrupt. Our records are clean. Datti was a senator and I was a governor in Anambra. If you want to check my record, go to Anambra State and verify.
“As the governor of Anambra state I didn’t allocate a plot of land to myself, my wife here or my children. If you see any land I allocated to myself or any member of my family I will quit from this race.”
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