Dr Datti Baba-Ahmed, Saturday, appealed to Nigerian students to vote for the Labour Party, with a pledge to finding the lasting solution to the lingering ASUU strike if LP wins the presidential election in 2023.
Dr Baba-Ahmed is LP’s vice-presidential candidate. He was unveiled Friday by the party’s presidential standard-bearer, Mr Peter Obi.
Ahmed made the appeal on his verified Facebook page.
He wrote, “You’ve been at home for months now because of the issue of Asuu.
“This issue of ASUU is something that has lingered for years because our leaders are yet to understand the need to invest in human capital development.
“Education is part and parcel of human capital. How could our children pay four or five years’ tuition fee and after the whole years in school, you’ll discover that they never studied up to two years because of the issue of ASUU?
“Yet they paid for a complete four to five years’ course!.
“The money spent on delegates alone is capable of solving 50% of the ASUU strike issue. Let’s change this status quo now!
“A vote for H.E Peter Obi and my humble self is a vote to an end to all this! We must get it right this time around.”
The Academic Staff Union of Universities has been on strike since February this year, forcing university students to be idle.
Dr Datti Baba-Ahmed is the founder of Baze University, Abuja. Prominent Nigerian politicians that graduated from Baze University include Sen Dino Melaye, Mr Osita Chidoka, and Sen Ifeanyi Uba.Join our Conversation forums