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ASUU Strike: Medical Student Turns To Street Food Vendor


Usman Abubakar-Rimi a Medicine and Surgery final year student at the Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto (UDUS) has narrated how he turned to street food vendor due to prolonged industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

ASUU has been on strike since February 14, 2022, keeping thousands of students at home.

Abubakar-Rimi said he conceived the initiative in order to engage in productive living as the

strike forced students to become redundant.

The student, who runs a restaurant in Sokoto’s Diplomat neighbourhood, claimed that the protracted strike provided him the chance to grow his company.

“I hired a store and put eight people to work running the tea and indomie stands, selling canned and bottled drinks, masa, rice, and beans, peppe soup, and meat in addition to the POS operation.

According on the customer’s needs, a plate of food can cost as much as N200, according to Abubakar-Rimi in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday.

In addition to selling men’s and women’s apparel, caps, student bags, and shoes in his shop on Fodio Road in the Sokoto city, he explained that he also owned one nearby.

“I am always pleased to see that I am able to hire people. I currently have 10 employees working between my two shops.

Despite the fact that schools were closed, he said, “I rely on the stores for magnificent incomes because I don’t ask my parents for any money.”

He said, “I also purchased the eggs and chicks from large-scale farms from low-volume suppliers to high-volume buyers, and from the earnings I formed the two enterprises.

The student entrepreneur said the enterprises had a lot of potential and urged young people to consider how they might best use their time and launch successful ventures.

“I plan to keep running the firms once I graduate thanks to the lucrative chances they offer.

“When I graduate from medical school, I want to work in a field that won’t take up a lot of my time because I’m starting to lose faith in finding a position that would pay well.

He stated, “I want to open a pharmacy, work in a private hospital, and engage in privately created companies pertinent to my profession.

He urged students to use their free time to start businesses, emphasising how many opportunities there were to take use of the current online services.

The student urged President Muhammadu Buhari to end the strike permanently in the best interests of young people and the development of the nation.

He added urged the professors and the federal government to take the students’ hardship into account and find a solution as the strike’s impacts worsen.

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Usman Abubakar-Rimi


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