A Nigerian student has caused a stir on social media when he revealed that he has converted his room in the hostel into a mini-mart.
The level-300 student of Imo State University, Owerri named Ezidiukwu Chinemerem Prosper took to Facebook to share snaps of the hostel room business.
The Imo native revealed that he kick-started the business in his first year at the university as he was uncertain about what the future may hold at that time.
“I have been selling since my first year. Just that, I had to stop during the pandemic because things became a little different. I started back again after the pandemic”.
Touching on how he was influenced to start such a business, Prosper said:
“My decision was influenced by the fact that I had extra cash with me when I entered university. I didn’t know how hard school would be like so I had to put the money to good use. I bought a fridge and started selling with little stock”.
Prosper employs a worker
It is worth noting that Prosper is now an employer as he got someone to assist him in the business.
Speaking on how he combines his business with academic work, the young student admitted that it was very difficult at the onset but with time he got the hang of it. According to him, even though he faces these challenges, he enjoys the massive support and patronage students in the hostel and around gave him.
“Starting was difficult because I had to mix it with school and I was lagging in the business. My priority is to my education. But as time went on and I started making extra cash from my other businesses like Sells of Data, TV Cable subscription, Electricity unit, etc. I was able to employ someone and don’t worry. I’m good with taking inventory. I increase my stock and that was a risk because I didn’t think my hostel mates would patronize me to that extent but so far business has been going well”.
Social media users hail Prosper
Upon sighting the incredible story of Prosper, several netizens reacted to it. Most people who were astounded by his creativity praised him and hoped that his business thrives. Some reactions to Proper’s post read:
Chi Angel remarked: “This is impressive. May God bless and prosper your hustle. I like your spirit”.
JD Njeb said: “This is soo me. I now sell bread, indomie, and egg in the hostel because why not? But your own is very great. That’s a real mini-mart”. mini-mart mini-mart
Chiamaka UC said: “This is me during my uni days, in as much my people can afford it but I hate to beg. Well done bro”.
Lynda Onyeabor also commented: “This is quite impressive. She further advised him to “have a strict schedule that will afford you study times too”.
Mavis Ishanqueen reacted: “I hope your dorm admin won’t squash your business like he did last time. Tell your buyers to keep it low-key”.