Amid the continued seven-month strike by the Educational Employees Union of Universities, a 200-level scholar from the College of Ilorin, Kwara State, Usman Opeyemi, began a point-of-sale firm, which he known as “ASUU strike PoS.”
Opeyemi, a Historical past and Worldwide Research scholar, talking in an interview with The PUNCH on Thursday, mentioned he began the corporate when the strike motion from ASUU appeared to have misplaced hope.
He shared the photograph of himself sitting in his store and tweeted on Tuesday: “I do not open any enterprise ooo, because of ASUU strike.”
When requested what the brains behind it have been, he mentioned: “It is simply this assault; in case your hopes are dashed, all of your plans are shattered. The inspiration simply got here that I needed to do one thing given the type of surroundings we’re in.”
When requested whether or not the strike was traumatic for him, Opeyemi replied: “Truthfully! Since I initially utilized for regulation at college, I used to be denied admission, so I felt that I may rapidly do that Worldwide Relations course and are available again for regulation as a second diploma. ”
“However with this strike now, that might not be attainable given the financial scenario of the nation. Some elements of our workforce have been shattered,” he informed The PUNCH.
Opeyemi, who mentioned he had been attempting to handle himself for some time, added: “I’ve since 2020 left residence as a result of I used to be alone.”
He mentioned the PoS enterprise was thriving. “Sure, it actually pays off. Folks come particularly once they see the title. Impressed, they are saying, ‘Oh that ASUU boy, let’s patronize him,’ he mentioned.
“I’ll advise that we simply need to profit from the second, use it effectively in order that we do not lose ultimately,” he urged different colleagues affected by the strike .
Noting that the scholars have been on the receiving finish, he added that by the point the strike was known as off, lecturers could be paid and the federal government would additionally proceed their work .
The PUNCH reviews that ASUU began its strike in February 14, with nonetheless hopes of resumption for a lot of college students, as each the federal authorities and the hanging lecturers have but to succeed in a consensus.