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The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has said the government will not allow the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, to plunge it into another burden of borrowings.
Keyamo made this assertion while speaking during an interview with ‘Politics Today’ on Channels TV which was monitored by Africa Daily News, New York on Friday.
He said the federal government has explored all avenues to reach a truce, but the striking ASUU members turned deaf ears.
Keyamo stated that ASUU failed to honour dialogue with the key stakeholders holding the purse of the federal government.
The minister said the government cannot go beyond its capacity because it is not only ASUU that is feeding from the federal government purse.
Also speaking yesterday, Keyamo had claimed that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu is the best candidate to become president of Nigeria based on his antecedents.
He pointed out that when the campaigns officially opens, the ruling party will tell Nigerians what they don’t know about Tinubu and his achievements in the past.
‘Bola Ahmed Tinubu is one of the easiest candidates to sell. Nobody comes close to Tinubu’s record when it comes to public service in the last 23 years,’ Keyamo said.
While defending the records of the present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, which many Nigerians believe has failed in security and economy, the minister pointed out that there are records created that Tinubu, if elected, will continue.
‘There are records that this government has created that we are very proud of. I will not run away from them. This Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has uncanny ability to improve whatever he meets in the office,’ he added.
Many Nigerians have continued to react to his claims. w