The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,, Atiku Abubakar has cleared the air on his comment of handing over federal universities to state governments if elected president in 2023.
Atiku explained that he never said he would hand over federal universities to states.
In a statement by his media aide, Paul Ibe on Monday night, Atiku assured that education is on his concurrent list.
The PDP presidential candidate said his remark on education at the 62nd annual conference of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, was misquoted.
The Waziri of Adamawa stressed that the reports are misleading because it wasn’t a reflection of what transpired during the NBA conference.
He said: “For the avoidance of doubt, Atiku did not say that he will hand over federal universities to state governments if he is elected president come February next year.
“The report is false, untrue, unfounded and not a true reflection of what Atiku Abubakar said while responding to a question on devolution of powers, a key component of his policy framework.”