- A Nigerian student, Oluwasegun, has taken his destiny into his hands as he eked out a living for himself despite ASUU strike
- Oluwasegun said he has turned a rice seller in Lagos as he told tweeps the kind of stock he has in his shop
- The student's post went viral on Twitter as many people offered support to his new business
A Nigerian man Oluwasegun is maximising his time at home following the ongoing industrial strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) that has been a thing of frustration to many students.
Before the strike began, Oluwasegun was nearing the completion of his bachelor's degree at the Olabisi Onabanjo University.
Oluwasegun in a post on Friday, November 13, said he has taken to selling bags of rice at Daleko Market in Mushin, Lagos state.
The Nigerian student studying civil engineering also used the opportunity to advertise to his prospective customers, telling them why what he sells is the best out there.
See his post below:
Many Nigerian students affected by the strike like him took to the comment section to offer support.
Below are some of their reactions:
"God bless the hustle make u comot go yankee go do d do. Forget PhD vs Waec."
"Una dy do I.T for una shop? Epp a broda."
"Nice one, after this Xmas season you won’t want to go back to school again."
"Welldone sir. But in truth, the future of Nigeria is doomed when undergraduates are selling rice, but high school kids in Western countries are developing computer applications!"
"Oluwa bless the hustle."
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Man with academic qualification casts pride aside, uses free time to clean his street, people react (photo)
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that ASUU said it did not reach an agreement that can be described as concrete enough to make its lecturers resume from the seven-month strike.
The union also rejected alleged claims by Dr Chris Ngige, labour minister, that seven out of the nine demands raised by ASUU had been met.
The national president of the body, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, said:
“As far as we are concerned, nothing has been delivered to our members and our members don’t want empty promises. Let us take the issues one after the other."
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