ASUU has been on strike since March as the government and the union failed to reach an agreement.
This has continued to hinder students from returning to their respective institutions.
When asked why he ventured into the business, he said: “My family loves trading, so this ASUU strike period is an opportunity for me to resuscitate my passion for trading which I lost while growing up. When opportunity meets determination, it’ll look as if you’re the best wherever you find yourself.
When asked whose side he supports between the government and ASUU, the student of OOU said he was not on the side of government due to the adverse effects ASUU strike has had on students, even as he urged the government to quicken decision-making with the Union to call off the strike.
He noted that though rice business is a lucrative one, he would love the strike to be called off, so he can go back to school, graduate and return to the business.
“Truthfully, it is a lucrative business, the amount involved in setting it up is huge and the growing concern is very viable. So, it is two ways entirely. You can’t expect me to prioritize business to my education, one step at a time.
“Going back to the rice business after graduation doesn’t make me an illiterate, but I see it as a way of developing myself more.
“In Yoruba language, there is a saying that ‘Ona Kan O Woja’ which means there are many ways to achieve your goals, even the government is working on economic diversification,” Segun told DAILY POST.