PDP Flagbearer, Atiku Laments ASUU Strike, Promises Students’ Loans If Elected President

Date: 03-08-2022 6:23 am (1 week ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
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Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he is worried about the ongoing ASUU strike, promising Nigerian youths students’ loans if elected president in 2023.

He also called for increased collaboration between the UK and Nigeria on issues of mutual benefits. He made the call on Monday in Abuja when he hosted a delegation of the British high commission in Nigeria, led by High Commissioner Catriona Laing at his residence.

Mr Abubakar in a statement he personally signed said the meeting discussed a wide range of issues bordering on security, education, agriculture, economy and how to foster national unity in Nigeria.
“Bilateral ties between Nigeria and the United Kingdom have a rich history and it is important for both countries to leverage on that to promote issues that are of mutual concern,” explained Mr Abubakar. “I expect the UK to play a more active role for the survival of democracy in Nigeria.’’

Mr Abubakar thanked the delegation and expressed confidence that the 2023 presidential election in Nigeria would be free and fair.

He, however decried the worsening insecurity plaguing Nigeria, and solicited the UK’s assistance, especially in providing training and intelligence sharing.

On the economy, Mr Abubakar said if given the opportunity, he would, among other things, end multiple exchange rate regimes and reduce tax to encourage genuine manufacturers and promote real investments.
He also promised to boost agriculture to create employment for the country’s teeming population. In addition, the PDP presidential candidate expressed concern over the lingering ASUU strike and the rot in the education sector, promising to carry out reforms, including loan schemes for Nigerian students.

According to the statement, Ms Laing said the meeting was part of the ongoing engagement of the UK government to enhance democracy and credible elections in Nigeria.


Posted: at 3-08-2022 06:23 AM (1 week ago) | Hero
- Dopybadass at 3-08-2022 06:30 AM (1 week ago)
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No be only loans,bloody liars
Posted: at 3-08-2022 06:30 AM (1 week ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Asugboma at 3-08-2022 06:39 AM (1 week ago)
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Same lies as usual, promised to install electricity till today it has entered voicemail. We are going for Obi thanks for your offer.
Posted: at 3-08-2022 06:39 AM (1 week ago) | Newbie
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- Jiiitk4 at 3-08-2022 06:46 AM (1 week ago)
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Story. Another story from  another  hausa fulani.  To hell with your  empty  promises. Just  prepare yourself for failure  because  based on the killings,  destruction  and  kidnappings  by the  hausa fulanis today  no northerner will be voted to succeed Buhari.  NEVER.
Posted: at 3-08-2022 06:46 AM (1 week ago) | Gistmaniac
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- constigoldo at 3-08-2022 08:40 AM (1 week ago)
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Nigerian youths, don't believe this, please......
Posted: at 3-08-2022 08:40 AM (1 week ago) | Hero
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- Jiiitk4 at 3-08-2022 09:53 AM (1 week ago)
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Your children are  schooling abroad.  And you are living in Dubai only  comes to Nigeria  to contest for  election  which you  never  win. After failing  the election you defect to  another  party and rush back to Dubai. We know all this.  We know  you  but Obasanjo knows you better and has warned and  advised  us  to be  OBIDIENT and YUSFUL.
Posted: at 3-08-2022 09:53 AM (1 week ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Goldtime at 3-08-2022 12:47 PM (1 week ago)
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Hmmm ! I’m not sure this is genuinely coming from Atiku .The former VP knows better than that ! Lending student loan requires so much fundamentals and the state of Nigeria hasn’t put in place those mechanism for achieving that goal yet . Easy to say but the implementation comes takes decades Caz Nigeria is not there yet .
Posted: at 3-08-2022 12:47 PM (1 week ago) | Gistmaniac
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- gogoman at 3-08-2022 12:54 PM (1 week ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 3-08-2022 12:54 PM (1 week ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Somtoya at 3-08-2022 01:26 PM (1 week ago)
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Story of the gods. UUPE we don hear.
Posted: at 3-08-2022 01:26 PM (1 week ago) | Upcoming
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