A Nigerian businesswoman, Kate Bassey, has said that single men are allegedly suffering rental housing discrimination in Abuja.
Ms. Bassey disclosed this in a Facebook post on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, after unsuccessful attempts to rent an apartment for her brother.
According to her, some of the landlords she spoke to had nothing favourable to say about single Abuja men.
She said some landlords complained about the single men sleeping with their wives, side chicks and that sugar mummies paying the rent.
Collaborating her statement, one Emeka Ononiwu, said two landlords told him they don’t want single men.
Another Facebook user, Benedict Uzoma said a landlord simply told him that “he has three daughters”
“I don hear Landlords side of the story o. Omooooo true true, Abuja boys no try. Wetin dem dey do no good. Them say na women dey pay una rent and una go still dey knack landlord wife and even him side chics,” Kate explained.“I told one of the Landlords that my brother just got a job here and doesn’t even know anywhere in Abuja. That’s why I’m the one looking for the house for him. That I take full responsibility for him.The man said “After 2 months, even you won’t know your brother again”. I weak. It’s not even a joke. I have been to 4 different decent Estates today. Seen lots of beautiful apartments and the only barrier is when I say “Oh I’m not the one that will live here. It’s my Brother”. Boooommmmm , I’ll hear “Oh sorry, the Landlord doesn’t want a single male tenant”“I spoke to a number of the Landlords over the phone and even met 2 physically as they live on the property. They refuse to shift grounds. Wow!!! Just wow!!!! When we single women jokingly talk about how shabby the young men in this city behave, y’all think it’s just shades. Una bad character don dey bite innocent guys now. My feet and body hurts.”