• Usman Abubakar-Rimi, an undergraduate who became a food vendor during the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike, has passed away.
  • The deceased was a Medicine and Surgery final-year student of Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto (UDUS).
  • Abubakar-Rimi opened a food outlet in the Diplomat area of Sokoto. He died on Wednesday after a brief illness.

After a successful food-selling business that he opened in the Diplomat area in Sokoto, Rimi died on Wednesday, October 12 after a brief sickness, Daily Nigerian reports.

Rimi’s death was confirmed on Saturday, October 15, by the chairman of 21st Century Entrepreneur Hub, Umar Idris, one of the deceased’s associates.

According to Idris, Rimi was buried the same day he died in Rimi LGA of Kastina according to Islamic rites.

Idris disclosed that late Rimi who was Katsina State Coordinator of the 21st Century Entrepreneurs Hub led a life of humility, dedication, and industry.

The death was confirmed to NAN on Saturday by the Chairman of 21st Century Entrepreneur Hub, Umar Idris.

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

Abubakar-Rimi was described as a humble person and a dedicated student and entrepreneur.

In September, the deceased told NAN that he ventured into the food business due to the prolonged ASUU strike.

The late student also recalled that he used the COVID-19 lockdown to start an egg and chicken distribution business.