By Henry Iheanacho
A Nigerian man identified as Steven Ukpabi has become a source of joy to some students in Umudike, Abia state after he canceled the 2020 rent for those staying in his hostel.
He has been praised on Facebook for the empathic act, considering how tumultuous the year 2020 has been for many people.
Recall that since March 2020, university students have been at home owing to the shutdown of schools caused by the global coronavirus pandemic, and in addition the Academic Staff Union of Universities has been on a 9-month long strike
This means that students have spent a larger part of their learning year, at home hence any rent paid for accommodation in school would have gone to waste.
Ukpabi who felt the need to consider these factors, stated that students of Michael Okpara university living in his hostel, Sungai Pacific Lodge, located at Umudike, who had earlier paid their rents for 2020 will be refunded or be used as fresh rent payments for the year 2021.
“2020 rent canceled for everyone. All the students living in Sungai Pacific Lodge Umudike who paid their rent early this year 2020 before the STRIKE/COVID lockdown, your paid rent have been shifted to 2021, debtors included, any new payment will start counting from 2021,” he said.
See his post:
Read some reactions from Facebook users;