If elected, the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, promised to give Nigeria’s universities the freedom to manage their own affairs.
The ex-Lagos State Governor says he is prepared to take the chance if Nigerians are willing to give him the responsibility of governing the nation.
Speaking at the Eagle Square, on Saturday, Tinubu said he was determined to leave a lasting legacy for the nation’s youth. He arrived at the rally with his running mate, Senator Kashim Shettima, and the party’s national chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu.
He said, “I want you to remember and accept the fact that what we are doing is all about the youths, our children, and about our today, tomorrow, and thereafter. What should be there for you is the joy of democracy and democratic values.
“We will establish more opportunities for education. Universities will be autonomous. You should be able to get student loans where necessary if your four-year course is four years. Be a scientist and an explorer, be a great researcher and a builder.
“For you, we are ready to work, to serve the country in order to serve you well. We want to serve you by turning the ship around. But you are angry. What are you angry at? Development, lack of jobs, insecurity, and high prices of foodstuffs. Angry that you have had frequent strikes from higher institutions. I stand here and promised you today that all of that will be forgotten.
“But you must be dedicated, add values as citizens, and be more creative in a way that would make you employable tomorrow.”
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