Imo State University Student Converts His Hostel Room into Mini-Mart Where He Sells Household Items, Now Has an Employee


A Nigerian student turned his off-campus hostel room into a mini-mart for selling foodstuffs and household items Ezidiukwu Chinemerem 

Prosper now in his 300 level had started the business in his first year at the university At the initial stage, he had difficulty combining the business with academic work but balanced it with time and now has an employee Read more: 

Speaking with media,  the Imo indigene revealed that he kick-started the business in his first year at the university as he nursed uncertainty about what the future may hold at that time. 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. 

He relished the massive support and patronage of students in the hostel and around gave him. "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... 

The law student of Imo State University who before now ran a shoe and accessories collection called Perfect Match Collection and barbing salon has now added a POS service to his chain of businesses. The Imo indigene went on to boast about the quality of service his businesses offer customers which, in his own words, are different. 

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