Nigerian singer, Divine Ikubor, popularly known as Rema, has lamented over the lingering industrial strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.

The ASUU strike originally commenced on the 14th February 2022 as a one-month warning strike, but was later extended by another two months, over the alleged failure of the government to fulfil its agreements. As a result, students of tertiary institutions have stayed back at home for the period, while hoping endlessly for the strike to be called off.


The Nigerian star, who had earlier disclosed he had been admitted to study at the University of Lagos, UNILAG, has urged ASUU to call off the strike.

According to a tweet made by the 21 year old on his twitter handle, he has not started schooling since he got the admission.

His tweet read: “ASUU, since dem give me admission I never start school o, e don do nau!”
Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, during his last meeting with ASUU told the union to look for better ways to pressurize the ministry of Education rather than embarking on strike.

The minister noted that he has no control over the current impasse between the Federal Government and the ASUU, adding that things are above his control because he’s not the Minister of Education.

Story: Ene Ken-Yawe