The Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has expressed displeasure over the inability of the Buhari-led administration to resolve the crisis with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
He lamented that the prolonged strike was causing serious damage to the development and training of youths in the country.
Atiku, who spoke at the commemoration of the International Youth Day celebration organised by the PDP youth wing in Abuja, noted that the most important and fundamental rights of any youth is the right to education.
Atiku said: “It will never happen under a PDP government or under my administration when I am elected. Do you know why I say that? I have been investing in education for the past 30 years. In nursery, I started primary, secondary and university. We have never gone on strike for even one day.
“So, if I, Atiku Abubakar, can establish nursery, primary, secondary school and university and yet no strike for one day, why should we have strike by university teachers? I want to pledge that I will work with university authorities and government to make sure we end this incessant strike by ASUU.”
According to Atiku, the fundamental right of every youth or every citizen is to be educated; hence, it is the responsibility of any responsible government to make sure that right is given to every Nigerian and every youth in this country.