The Presidential candidate of the people’s Democratic party (PDP) Atiku Abubakr, has promised to end the lingering strike by university lecturers in the country, if elected the president of Nigeria in the forthcoming general election.
The PDP Presidential candadate made this promise to Nigerians at the Silverbird man of the year event in Lagos.
According to him, the Industrial action, which has denied varsity students in Nigeria access to education for a period running into four months, is disgraceful and thus will receive his first attention as president if voted into office in the February 16 presidential poll.
“I am seeking my first task on day one will be to end this disgraceful strike and get our students back to their studies.
“I will also triple the amount the Nigeria Government spends on education from 7 percent of its budget today, not just to the 15 percent recommended by UNESCO, but to 20 percent.
“I recognise the value education can be to the individual and the nation. But even more than that, I want every child in Nigeria to have the opportunity I had” he said.