Nigerian student converts his hostel room into mini-shop where he sells household items.

A student of Imo State University, Ezidiukwu Chinemerem Prosper has marveled social media users with his entrepreneurial spirit.

The young man turned his hostel room into a small shop and stocked it with necessary household items.

The 300 level student of IMSU, Owerri, Imo state took to Facebook to make this known as he shared photos of the shop room.

”Oops, I forgot to mention that after the Covid-19 pandemic – Immediately my university resumed in January.

I bought a fairly used Generator and a new Freezer and converted my room in my hostel into a mini-cart…. And yes, Business has been moving very well!!” he wrote in a Facebook post.

In a chat with Legit, Prosper revealed that he kick-started the business in his first year at the university.

He said: “I have been selling since my first year.. Just that i had to stop during the pandemic.

I started back again after the pandemic. My decision was influence my the fact that i had extra cash with me when i entered uni. I didn’t know how hard school would be like so i had to put the money in good use.

I bought a fridge and started selling with little stock.” Prosper is now an employer of labour as he got someone to assist him in the business. On how he combines it with academic work, the young man admitted that it was very difficult at the onset but with time he got the hang of it.

Speaking on the level of support and patronage from students in the hostel, he said; “Starting was difficult cos i had to mix it with school and i was lagging in the business( My priority is to my education) but as time goes 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 inventory. I increase my stock and that was a risk cos i didn’t think My inmates would patronize me to that extent but so far business as been going well.”

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