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Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by Flyoruboy(m): 5:11pm On Jul 30, 2015

Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has assured a delegation of Walmart Incorporated that the state is ready to give necessary support to assist the firm in establishing its presence in the state.

The delegation of the firm, a leading global brand in retail supermarket, was led by the President and Chief Executive Officer of Walmart Europe, Middle East, Africa and Canada, Shelley Broade, on Thursday.

Ambode said the presence of the Walmart brand in Lagos would go a long way not only to create jobs for the teeming youths, but also boost the economy of the state.

He said the success story of the brand, which currently operates in 28 countries with over 2.2 million employees, would be beneficial to the growth of the state as well as his vision to make life comfortable for residents.

The governor said, “That summaries the reason why Walmart has to berth in Lagos. We are committed to expanding the business scope for Walmart and like I said, I am interested in having your brand signature in Lagos.

“You have been pro-people and that’s why we find a congress between the objectives of Walmart and Lagos State Government.

“As we speak, we have a population of over 21 million people and four million of that population are in the middle class. We have a bulging youth that is craving for employment and whatever it is that we do, we want to make sure that we attract as much investment to Lagos that can help us to take our youths off the streets and give them employment.

“What I stand here to offer is the commitment to make the investment climate favourable to investors. We want to ensure that whatever it is that would make the business bigger for you, we are committed to it.”

“I want to assure you that if it is in the area of land permits or authorisation for issues that relate to setting up business, we are committed to making sure that we fast-track and do it as transparent as possible to allow more businesses to come to Lagos.”

Broader acknowledged the investment opportunities that abound in the state, adding that the Group was ready to expand its business horizon and create jobs for the people.

She said, “We are incredibly excited and proud to be in this exciting state of Lagos. Just looking at the burgeoning economy and at the growth in this market is very exciting and now Walmart operates around the world in 28 countries and our mission is to lower the cost of living, to help people save and live better.

“The passion that you feel right when you land at the airport, there’s an excitement here. You can feel that this is a state within a country really on the move forward. There is a smile on the people’s faces; there is eagerness and there’s a mission that they are on to better themselves and their families. It’s very exciting.”

http://www.punchng.com/news/ambode-welcomes-walmart-seeks-firms-support-on-job-creation/

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Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by Intrepid01(m): 5:12pm On Jul 30, 2015
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Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by Nobody: 5:16pm On Jul 30, 2015
How do I apply

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Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by BCISLTD: 5:18pm On Jul 30, 2015
I can't wait..shoprite been making a killing


Check my signature

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Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by hahn(m): 5:20pm On Jul 30, 2015
When will Nigerians start creating such businesses without having to wait for for foreign investors to take away all the money

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Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by onomeasike: 5:26pm On Jul 30, 2015
hahn:
When will Nigerians start creating such businesses without having to wait for for foreign investors to take away all the money

You must commend Nigerians in that retail sector.Infact,most provision shops in Lagos are stepping up and new ones like globus,bazar,pennymart etc are opening.However,for Walmart?That's a big brand!!! Their presence in our economy is a big endorsement in international circles. Very soon, other global brands will start looking at Lagos. Good one.Walmart is a big fish!

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Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by Flyoruboy(m): 5:32pm On Jul 30, 2015
More competition for Shoprite, and more choices and (hopefully) lower prices for consumers.

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Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by naptu2: 5:33pm On Jul 30, 2015
Gov. Ambode Receives President & C.E.O of Walmart - Europe, Middle East, Africa & Canada at Lagos House, Ikeja.



https://mobile.twitter.com/AkinwunmiAmbode/status/626762998883950596

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Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by mrvitalis(m): 5:55pm On Jul 30, 2015
APC Governors doing well.

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Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by Sweetlemon(f): 6:32pm On Jul 30, 2015
I'm so proud of myself for fighting for and supporting the right guys. grin

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Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by Ishilove: 10:47pm On Jul 30, 2015
Ambode is working!! tongue tongue grin

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Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by dabiko(m): 10:56pm On Jul 30, 2015
Walmart is definitely gonna give shoprite a lot to worry about.

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Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by kennydee05(m): 11:02pm On Jul 30, 2015
Ambo Lagosians need job opportunities seriously or else we relocate back to our state

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Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by datola: 11:03pm On Jul 30, 2015
Walmart in Nigeria? No be small thing o.

Good one!

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Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by EdCure: 11:06pm On Jul 30, 2015
Job creation should be the priority of any well-meaning government in today's Nigeria. The rate of unemployment is worrisome.

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Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by Meiji(m): 11:12pm On Jul 30, 2015
Na Aresa suppose dey carry this kain news na. I haven't been seeing his threads since May 29. Has he been sacked?

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Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by GoldCircle: 12:04am On Jul 31, 2015
Can someone please upload the picture of the billboard thanking Oshiomole for bringing shoprite to Benin city?

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Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by UncleJudax(m): 1:44am On Jul 31, 2015
BCISLTD:
I can't wait..shoprite been making a killing
You have a stake in Walmart incorporated? wink

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Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by Dollyak(f): 1:47am On Jul 31, 2015
The last kind of company I want in Nigeria. Don't know what to make of this to be honest. Job creation, exploitation, poor ethics mixed into one news...

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Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by dyabman(m): 1:48am On Jul 31, 2015
Lagos is working .. Ambode isn't sleeping !! grin cool

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Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by ifyan(m): 1:49am On Jul 31, 2015
dabiko:
Walmart is definitely gonna give shoprite a lot to worry about.

They are going to fight for a great space in the market.

Generally Nigerians don't patronised big brands. We love open market.

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Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by ifyan(m): 1:49am On Jul 31, 2015
mrvitalis:
APC Governors doing well.

Don't start. Please

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Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by inimitkel(m): 2:24am On Jul 31, 2015
Wow, this is good!

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Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by oduastates: 2:36am On Jul 31, 2015
Sorry we are turning back the hands of the clock . Right back to the western region .
apart from those who wants to continue living in that vicious cycle with the accompanying poverty economy ,Second hand and inferior goods.
While growing up ,

I got my shoes from Bata
Mom shopped at leventis
Treated us to delicious snacks at kingsway
Bought books from Macmillans , Evan , abiola bookshop
Bought drugs from May and baker
And all sorts of departmental stores

About the only thing you bought from the markets were fresh food like catfish. Fresh milk ,straight from England was even available in some stores


And we were like every other middle class family around .

1 Walmart will create jobs for local youth
2 pay more taxes by shrinking the informal economy
3 source products directly from manufacturer and cutting out the numerous middlemen .
4 cheaper .
5Raise the profile of the southwest even more
6 farmers will benefit from direct relationships
7 Hopefully stop all those rural / urban migration of unskilled people and farmers .
8 Nigerian manufacturers with good products will have a platform to them on the shelves in other countries.

If Buhari gets it right and the economy kicks into gear , then 4x 4 are sitting ducks .

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Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by femmy2010(m): 3:14am On Jul 31, 2015
Welcome Walmart

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Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by owobokiri(m): 3:26am On Jul 31, 2015
The Chinese produces the goods and wholesale them here these days because our immigration department gives every chinese, lebanese and indian a free pass. . Then walmart retails . . All are foreigners. Meanwhile, our politicians claiming to be working hard to create jobs for the people sit aside and clap. The retail sector is most probably the biggest employer of labour in Nigeria yet there they are, applauding. When we decimate the economic circumstances of hard working Nigerian traders through some of these bizare policies, maybe because we feel disconnected from 'those' that we, in our petty thinking, presume to be the biggest beneficiaries of the retail trade in Nigeria, we will only see more sophisticated criminal acts in this country. Why? Nobody will sit at home and die. If the government can't protect her citizens legitiimate sources of income, obviously, the citizen would be left with no other option than to 'survive at all costs'.

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Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by euromoney(f): 3:33am On Jul 31, 2015
Walmart is a cut-throat capitalism and it's harmful to any city that it goes into.people may get low prices of goods, but when you calculate the total cost of having walmart in your city or state you'd find that it's harmful.Lagos state shouldn't allow this predatory juggernaut into Lagos state.it will kill local businesses.

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Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by lonelydora: 3:37am On Jul 31, 2015
Ambode is really working. More choices for niggas
Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by owobokiri(m): 3:59am On Jul 31, 2015
oduastates:
Sorry we are turning back the hands of the clock . Right back to the western region .
apart from those who wants to continue living in that vicious cycle with the accompanying poverty economy ,Second hand and inferior goods.
While growing up ,

I got my shoes from Bata
Mom shopped at leventis
Treated us to delicious snacks at kingsway
Bought books from Macmillans , Evan , abiola bookshop
Bought drugs from May and baker
And all sorts of departmental stores

About the only thing you bought from the markets were fresh food like catfish. Fresh milk ,straight from England was even available in some stores


And we were like every other middle class family around .

1 Walmart will create jobs for local youth
2 pay more taxes
3 source products directly from manufacturer and cutting out the numerous middlemen
4 cheaper .
5Raise the profile of the southwest
6 farmers will benefit from direct relationships
7 Hopefully stop all those rural / urban migration of unskilled people and farmers .

If Buhari gets it right and the economy kicks into gear , then 4x 4 are sitting ducks .

4 × 4 are nothing but pratical realities of developing economies. China, .india etc have them. Moreover they fit without scrupples, into the behavorial pattern of an average African. That's why they thrived even when you were flexing at kingsway and co. So your petty jealousy can't wish them away just as buharis vindictive policies will surely bite but won't make much dent. Most middle class downwards will still patronise them for obvious reasons and what's more? Deu to Jonathans liberalising policies, most Nigerians that accessed the exploding middle class under Jonathan were/are from the informal sector. Most of those, traders! Getting rid of them as you seem determined to do should be a generational quest! Unfortunately for you, your ideologically challenged ApC/buhari lack both the intellectual gravitas and organisational finesse to ruthlessly prosecute such lunatic policies that border on 'sophisticated' idiocy. . . Put bluntly; you will contineu to sulk while igbo traders grow, till the day you kick the bucket. Pēlèé

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