ASUU Strike: Final year medical student turned food vendor dies

Final year medical student turned food vendor dies

Usman Abubakar-Rimi, a Medicine and Surgery final-year student of Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto (UDUS), who ventured into the food selling business due to the prolonged ASUU strike, has died.

Mr Abubakar-Rimi opened a food outlet and noodles joint in the Diplomat area in Sokoto.

The medical student died on Wednesday after a brief illness.

The death was confirmed to journalists on Saturday by the chairman of 21st Century Entrepreneur Hub, Umar Idris, a close associate of the deceased.

Mr Idris said the deceased had been buried according to Islamic rites in his hometown, Rimi, in Rimi Local Government Area of Katsina state.

He described the deceased as a humble person and a dedicated student and entrepreneur.

In an exclusive interview with the deceased on September 9, 2022, he said the prolonged industrial action embarked on by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) allowed him to begin the food business.

The deceased also said he utilised the period of the COVID-19 lockdown to start an egg and chicken distribution business.