Mr. Peter Obi, a presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party and a former governor of Anambra State, said on Wednesday that the money raised by political parties through the sale of nomination forms was sufficient to meet some of the demands of the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities.
He lamented the fact that politicians are campaigning for the year 2023 while students are stranded at home.
Obi stated this on Wednesday while replying to a question from a student during an appearance on Berekete Family, a prominent Abuja-based human rights radio and television station.
The former governor expressed disappointment that the clamour of 2023 was taking precedence over the situation of Nigerian students who were squandering their time at home and being exposed to all manner of danger.
“The N40 million and N100 million being collected for forms from presidential aspirants from the two major political parties is sufficient to meet some of ASUU’s requests,” Obi stated.
“The ASUU strike began as a result of the government’s incapacity to keep agreements, which derives from the high value we place on education, which should be the primary investment.”
Obi stated that if elected President, he would transform Nigeria into a manufacturing nation, as this is the only path to a robust and viable economy.”
If elected, he will begin by eliminating systemic waste like I did when I was governor of Anambra State and was able to do more without incurring debt and having more money to invest, he stated.
Concerning security, he emphasised that the majority of bandits and gunmen would not be involved in crime if the government had supplied their needs.
From Opera News