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Xenophobia: MTN Nigeria Warns Of 6,000 Job Losses by Adesiji77: 12:31am On Apr 21, 2015
MTN Nigeria on Monday warned that should there be attacks on its facilities, it might be forced to close shop and 99 per cent of its over 6,000 workforce in the country, who are Nigerians, would be thrown into the labour market.

It also said that calls for the boycott of its services were unjustified as such an action would affect its support chain, which could cause another 500,000 Nigerians to lose their means of livelihood.

The company stated this in Lagos some hours after two groups protested in its Abuja and Benin offices against the killing of foreigners in its home country, South Africa.

According to the Corporate Service Executive, MTN Nigeria, Mr. Wale Goodluck, there are only 12 expatriates working for the company in the country, compared to a workforce of 6,000 Nigerians.

Goodluck said, “So, if people go ahead with their threats to attack our facilities, what that means is that we may be forced to close down the business in Nigeria and about 6,000 Nigerians that make up 99 per cent of our workforce will be unemployed.

“Then, when you look at our support chain, we have about 500,000 Nigerians gainfully employed. So, boycotting our services simply means destroying so many other Nigerian businesses and making over 500,000 other Nigerians to lose their jobs.

“This business supports a lot of businesses across the length and breadth of Nigeria. Many of the businesses that are affiliated to South Africa are in the retail space, supporting the growth of Nigeria and employing so many Nigerians.”

He noted that the company had spent in excess of $15bn on capital expenditure growing the telecommunications business in Nigeria.

“We see no revenge of Xenophobia and we commend the role the Nigerian High Commissioner in South Africa has played; at least there has been no fatality on the part of any Nigerian,” Goodluck added.

http://www.punchng.com/business/business-economy/xenophobia-mtn-nigeria-warns-of-6000-job-losses/

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Re: Xenophobia: MTN Nigeria Warns Of 6,000 Job Losses by Nobody: 12:32am On Apr 21, 2015
na just mouth dem dey make sha. If we lose the jobs, you lose your company. you can't threaten us on our own soil.

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Re: Xenophobia: MTN Nigeria Warns Of 6,000 Job Losses by Sandydayz(f): 12:34am On Apr 21, 2015
Yeah that's true....

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Re: Xenophobia: MTN Nigeria Warns Of 6,000 Job Losses by asadike(f): 12:36am On Apr 21, 2015
Make una sell am to a nigerian

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Re: Xenophobia: MTN Nigeria Warns Of 6,000 Job Losses by fitzmayowa: 12:36am On Apr 21, 2015
I hope Nigerians won't hurt Nigerians all in the name of retaliation of what is happening in far away south africa...


An eye for an eye would make over 6000 nigerians jobless...

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Re: Xenophobia: MTN Nigeria Warns Of 6,000 Job Losses by braine(m): 12:37am On Apr 21, 2015
Very true. They say, when going for revenge, dig two graves.

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Re: Xenophobia: MTN Nigeria Warns Of 6,000 Job Losses by Firefire(m): 12:38am On Apr 21, 2015
MTN, can you please keep your job loss warning. angry

Nigerians are not barbaric, we have no plans of attacking MTN facilities anywhere on our soil.


But we are sending our strong warnings to South African government to take a decisive action against the senseless action of your vampires, no country has monopoly of violence.

Let MTN Nigeria pass the message across in strong terms.

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Re: Xenophobia: MTN Nigeria Warns Of 6,000 Job Losses by fitzmayowa: 12:38am On Apr 21, 2015
asadike:
Make una sell am to a nigerian

Mike ipoki is the current CEO of mtn nigeria, so mtn nigeria is under a nigerian...

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Re: Xenophobia: MTN Nigeria Warns Of 6,000 Job Losses by yuzjet(m): 12:38am On Apr 21, 2015
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Re: Xenophobia: MTN Nigeria Warns Of 6,000 Job Losses by steppin: 12:38am On Apr 21, 2015
The mUmu people dey threaten and blackmail Nigerians sef!
Wetin we no go see!
Instead of them to sternly warn their govt and their people to keep their xenophobic ass in check, they're making threats and blackmailing Nigerians.
Thunder go fire una!

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Re: Xenophobia: MTN Nigeria Warns Of 6,000 Job Losses by Sweetguy25: 12:38am On Apr 21, 2015
He who has ears. Irate Nigerians that are calling for the closure of MTN should understand the consequences. MTN is a law abiding company doing in business in Nigeria, the events occurring in their originating country shouldn't be used as an excuse to promote further divisions between the countries. They're a major stakeholder in the Nigerian economy and we should give them the respect they deserve. We should boycott Shell and other IOCs that degrade our environments with their business operations. Besides, its hypocrisy that a country like ours with a rich history of human rights abuses would seek revenge over acts human rights abuses in another country.

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Re: Xenophobia: MTN Nigeria Warns Of 6,000 Job Losses by Nobody: 12:39am On Apr 21, 2015
They are crazy, the underpaid staffs? or the overused staffs?

What happens to the ones Nigerians already lost in South Africa.

Well, I do not support reprisal at all, we are way too educated for that.

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Re: Xenophobia: MTN Nigeria Warns Of 6,000 Job Losses by boman2014: 12:39am On Apr 21, 2015
Hmm , true talk...


And i'm not ready to part with my MTN sim(s)
Re: Xenophobia: MTN Nigeria Warns Of 6,000 Job Losses by shoturtrap(m): 12:40am On Apr 21, 2015
Hmmm. This is serious
Re: Xenophobia: MTN Nigeria Warns Of 6,000 Job Losses by medar(m): 12:40am On Apr 21, 2015
He is right but he should have presented that better. He made it sound like Nigeria needs MTN more than it needs Nigerians. All he said is how much problem the closure of the company would bring to Nigeria. He sounded as if the company is running a charity organisation in Nigeria, as if they are not reaping us off.
I believe in a diplomatic approach to ending the xenophobic attacks but all south Africans should stand up to say no to this barbaric acts of their people.

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Re: Xenophobia: MTN Nigeria Warns Of 6,000 Job Losses by tobloj(m): 12:40am On Apr 21, 2015
I sincerely hope Nigerians don't do anything stupid, we can still be the forbearing brother we used to be. Don't let ur fellow bro lose their jobs over this. Much has been lost, we can't afford to lose more
Re: Xenophobia: MTN Nigeria Warns Of 6,000 Job Losses by Nobody: 12:40am On Apr 21, 2015
let's apply caution plz! we ain't canibals like madibas

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Re: Xenophobia: MTN Nigeria Warns Of 6,000 Job Losses by sheymoni(m): 12:41am On Apr 21, 2015
Is that a threat or what? undecided
Thank your star it's during jonathan's regime & not Obj

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Re: Xenophobia: MTN Nigeria Warns Of 6,000 Job Losses by thaw(m): 12:41am On Apr 21, 2015
undecided

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Re: Xenophobia: MTN Nigeria Warns Of 6,000 Job Losses by Folly4me(m): 12:41am On Apr 21, 2015
Mtn pretending as if dey got nothing 2 lose. Mtcheew.

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Re: Xenophobia: MTN Nigeria Warns Of 6,000 Job Losses by fitzmayowa: 12:42am On Apr 21, 2015
slimmy05:
They are crazy, the underpaid staffs? or the overused staffs?

What happens to the ones Nigerians already lost in South Africa.

Well, I do not support reprisal at all, we are way too educated for that.

Well you will have to blame nigerians for that, since most of the departments is outsourced to nigerian companies and companies are responsible for the exploitation and under payment of staffs in their quest to make profit...

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Re: Xenophobia: MTN Nigeria Warns Of 6,000 Job Losses by Dyt(f): 12:42am On Apr 21, 2015
Well
We Nigerians only have *starting* *initial gragra*
grin grin
Ofcus we will adapt
See reverse psychology na
Chai

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Re: Xenophobia: MTN Nigeria Warns Of 6,000 Job Losses by joromi: 12:42am On Apr 21, 2015
Glo and Etisalat will employ them..
Better still we revive Mtel
You can't scare us
Stop those xenophobic idiots or get the f4ck out

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Re: Xenophobia: MTN Nigeria Warns Of 6,000 Job Losses by chibuike65: 12:43am On Apr 21, 2015
Make the close down yeye MtN we no dey give free credit

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Re: Xenophobia: MTN Nigeria Warns Of 6,000 Job Losses by Nobody: 12:43am On Apr 21, 2015
Are they threatening us undecided

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Re: Xenophobia: MTN Nigeria Warns Of 6,000 Job Losses by daboydamien: 12:43am On Apr 21, 2015
lipsrsealed
chibuike65:
IGBO phobia will soon start in Nigeria









Bad people









Say No to IGBO phobia
u get sense so?

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Re: Xenophobia: MTN Nigeria Warns Of 6,000 Job Losses by moneybag100: 12:43am On Apr 21, 2015
Omo see threat...una dey craze...before you people came people are employed and after you people left people will still be employed..nobody or company is indispensable...we will just suffer and miss you people for 3 month, after that everybody will know you are gone for good.

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Re: Xenophobia: MTN Nigeria Warns Of 6,000 Job Losses by b0rn2fuck(m): 12:43am On Apr 21, 2015
Mchew

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Re: Xenophobia: MTN Nigeria Warns Of 6,000 Job Losses by Aregs(m): 12:43am On Apr 21, 2015
Okay we don hear sha, we go reconsider but MTN suppose do promo for us just to calm us down... If na just 2GB data for #500

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