Keyamo Slams Atiku Over Comment On ASUU Strike

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, SAN, has slammed former vice president Atiku Abubakar over his proposed solution to the ongoing strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.

Atiku, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, had said if elected president, such strikes won’t happen.

Reacting, Keyamo stated that the ruling All Progressives Congress inherited the strike and its cause from the PDP administration which Atiku was part of.

Speaking about ASUU, he said, “What is the problem of ASUU now? It is the 2009 agreement signed by the PDP government. They went into an agreement with ASUU that they cannot fulfil and so, we had to inherit those agreements and we are struggling to renegotiate those agreements now.

“Let is tell Nigerians that ASUU is not on strike because APC signed an agreement with them; it is the PDP.

“Between 1999 and 2015 when they handed over, ASUU was on strike 12 times and it amounted to 900 days, almost a thousand days.”

Reacting to Atiku’s comment, the Senior Advocate of Nigeria said, “Talk is cheap.

“He was Vice President that time.

“We are going to expose them this time.”

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