The presidential candidate of Nigeria’s Labour Party, Peter Obi, on Tuesday said that Academic Staff Union of Universities won’t go on strike if he becomes the next president of the country.
Obi speaking at a state rally in Owerri, Imo State, said that his administration would dialogue with ASUU leadership to ensure that universities won’t be locked.
The LP presidential candidate said his administration would work with students and invest hugely in education, health and agriculture.
Obi also reiterated his commitment to providing jobs and turning the country from consumption to production, adding that himself and his running mate, Datti Baba-Ahmed, had clean records in academics and public service.
He added that the people of Imo State could begin to export palm seeds if he becomes the next president.
The ex-Anambra State governor said that rural people across the country would feel the impact of his administration if he wins the February 25 presidential election.
Obi 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”.
“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,” he added.