Singer Rema begs ASUU to end strike, says ‘I want to resume school’

NEWS DIGEST – Nigerian singer, Divine Ikubor, popularly known as Rema, has appealed to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to end its ongoing strike.

It will be recalled that the union had on February 14 announced a one-month warning strike to register their grievances over non-implementation of its demands by the federal government.

And on March 14, ASUU extended the strike by eight weeks, following failure by the federal government to fully meet its demands.

Rema in a tweet on his verified Twitter handle said he had not resumed school since he got admission to the University of Lagos (UNILAG).

The newly admitted student of Creative Arts tweeted, “ASUU, since dem give me admission, I neva start school o. E don do nau.”

Rema announced in January that he was determined to go back to school following pressure by his mother that he should get a degree as he proceeded to make hit songs.

He said: “I had to work hard because I lost my father and my brother and things were left only to me. So, I had to put things in place. I did a lot of jobs like working at a beach in Ghana.

“At first, it was really hard for me, I cried and was really sad. When I got back to Nigeria I had to appreciate my mum for being strong so I had to get her a car.

“I was tired of seeing her trekking every day. She didn’t even have money to use public transport or a motorcycle. Even though I had no car of my own then, I had to buy my mum a car.”