Members of Aba Land Lords Protection and Development Association, ALPADA, have announced the removal of one month rent for all the tenants living in their properties in every part of Aba, Abia state.
The resolution was taken during the monthly meeting of the Association, which was attended by all stakeholders and other members of the association along Porthacourt Road office of the Association.
The document to that effect was signed by the President General of the Association, Chief Alphonsus A. .Udeigbo, the Secretary General, Comrade Benson Imo and the PRO, Comrade Innocent Okoye.
Udeigbo who spoke on the matter said that the gesture was aimed at cushioning the effect of the COVID 19 pandemic, which has been ravaging the world and creating economic hardship to the people of the world.
He said that the decision may have been hard to take, as they are also suffering the same economic hardship in the state, but that it is another way of assisting the government in their efforts to help the citizens of the state in their times of need.
“It is a way of showing that we are also our brother’s keeper, as we believe that a gift given to one during hardship is more appreciated than one given when there is abundance. We want to say here that we the landlords also feel the pains of our tenants, as well as cry when they cry. What we have done is the smallest way of telling them that we care, and that we would have done more if we have more to do.”
He urged the tenants to persevere at this time when the whole world is facing economic crises and called on the privileged Abians to show love at this time when it will be appreciated.