- The President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has been accused of failing to honour the Federal Government's agreement with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)
- The allegation against the president and his cabinet members in the education and labour force sector was made by Peter Obi, Labour Party's presidential candidate
- According to Obi, improved education and lifting people out of poverty are key to addressing insecurity in the country
The 2023 presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari's administration over the prolonged strike action by lecturers of various universities across Nigeria.
Speaking on Channels Politics Today on Tuesday, July 26, the former governor of Anambra state said the government has shown its lack of commitment to investing in education which can be seen in FG's failure to honour its agreement with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
If I am elected president, my solution to security challenges will be decisive and immediate, Peter Obi says
For Obi, there is need for the review of the salaries earned by professors across various institutions.
Noting that it makes no sense that councillors earn more than university lecturers, Obi said conscious efforts must be made to improve Nigeria's education.
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“The more you remove people out of poverty, the more you reduce criminality. It is critical and important, as long as the economy continues to head south like we are seeing today, your criminality will be rising.
“I will make sure that the governors are given the powers to secure their state. Even if we have federal police there, they will be responsible and reporting to the governor.
“Additionally, the state will be allowed to have their own security system if the need be."
ADC chieftain reveals what will happen to Peter Obi, Labour Party supporters months before 2023 elections
Nigerians had been assured that the popularity of the Labour Party's 2023 presidential candidate will fade out.
The assurance was given to Nigerians by Anayo Arinze, the national coordinator of the African Democratic Congress.
According to Arinze, the noise on social media over the candidacy of Peter Obi ahead of the 2023 polls will die down before February 2023.
Atiku gives bit-by-bit details of why Peter Obi, Labour Party cannot win 2023 presidential election
The former vice president made this disclosure during an interview with Arise Television on Friday, July 22.
According to Atiku, there is more to winning elections than campaigning on various social media platforms.