The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Mr Peter Obi, has vowed to end the incessant shutting down of the nation’s universities because of strikes by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) if elected.
He also promised to dredge major rivers in the country, including Rivers Niger and Benue, to tackle flooding across Nigeria.
Speaking on Friday in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, during the flag-off of the party’s campaign in the state, Obi promised to clean all the environmental pollution in the state, as well as other Niger Delta states.
He said, “We will ensure there is no strike again in our universities, four years will be four years and five years will be five years. I and Datti will secure Nigeria. We will make sure there is rule of law in Nigeria, police will not harass anyone on the road. Police will not stop students from carrying their laptops again.
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“We will ensure Bayelsa gets a fair share of what they are giving to Nigeria. I will clean up all environmental pollution in Bayelsa, people must be able to fish in their waters again. Most importantly, we are going to dredge Niger and Benue to stop the problem of flooding.