By Ayodele Oluwafemi
Nigerian rapper, Sodiq Abubakar Yusuf, popularly known as CDQ, has urged property owners to relief their tenants the economic hardship of the Coronavirus Outbreak by reducing house rents.
The rapper took to his Instagram account to announce that his family would be giving a three-month rent cut on their properties due to the lockdown that arose as a result of the outbreak of Coronavirus and the attendant unproductiveness.
Federal and State Governments have put measures travel bans, shut down educational and religious institutions, postponement of events, and restriction on social gatherings, in a bid to avert the spread of Coronavirus.
“In respect of the alarming widespread of coronavirus (Covid-19), we the Yusuf family have decided to cut off 30% of your annual rent for the year 2020,” he wrote.
“The 30% is equivalent to 3 months pay and it is solely agreed on to cover up for the period of unproductiveness caused by this epidemic.
“Please, stay indoors and adhere to all safety guidelines from the government as we extend our love and well wishes to you during this trying time.
“We concluded on taking some burdens off the people that are attached to the little properties we have control over in this temporal hard time” the rapper said.
As at the time of filing this report, Nigeria has recorded 42 total cases of Coronavirus, 39 active cases, 2 discharged and one death.