My government will not play with education – Obi


A frontline presidential aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Peter Obi has vowed not to play with Education if elected the next president of Nigeria in 2023.

Obi, a former governor of Anambra State, stated this on Monday in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital while fielding questions from newsmen on the things he planned to do for Nigerians and for the country.

He said: “We will invest in education. The more educated your country is, the better your development. We will invest in Health. And most importantly we must put money to bring people out of poverty. The more you put people out of poverty, the more you reduce criminality.

Asked what should be the way out of the lingering ASUU strike, the PDP presidential hopeful, responded: “It is a disaster. I don’t know anyhow anyone can comprehend it. And this was based on the agreement reached by ASUU in 2009. But I will do things differently.

“I will sit down with ASUU, and tell them how we can create a new source of revenue for Universities. We cannot play with Education.
I have told the Federal government of Nigeria please pay all outstanding gratuities, pensions, and agreements and negotiate the ones for the future”