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Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by Nobody: 10:06am On Jul 31, 2015
kennydee05:
Ambo Lagosians need job opportunities seriously or else we relocate back to our state
Abeg relocate. That lagos is just too congested! angry

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Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by anonimi: 10:15am On Jul 31, 2015
wildchild1:
Job creation for who? cashiers collecting money with 40k salary? Government better wake up

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Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by mitchelle1989(f): 10:21am On Jul 31, 2015
After lagos, I need them in abuja too. I hope there will be means for buying online and shipping to various destination.
Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by logica(m): 10:21am On Jul 31, 2015
oduastates:

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 .
Not so enthusiastic as you maybe because I know they won't be here if they were doing so well back in the US. So they had to go looking for "New Frontier". Let's see how it goes sha; but I know small businesses will fold up in thousands.
Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by euromoney(f): 10:22am On Jul 31, 2015
kenonze:



How?
Explains better pls.
Thousands of small business owners have seen their dreams of being successful entrepreneurs destroyed by the opening of Wal-Mart in their area. Small businesses are not afforded the same discounts by wholesale providers as those given to major corporations because the smaller business cannot buy the massive quantities that companies like Wal-Mart can. Therefore, they must charge higher prices for the same product thus losing patronage.

Walmarts quest for low cost and price is making the company to pay least wages to its workers.infact majority of Walmarts staffs are dependent on government welfare because their wages cannot sustain them,what this implies is that the government is indirectly granting subsidies to walmart even though the company is not owned by the government.
It has team of tax consultants that exploit loopholes in the tax system to make the company pay low taxes.

Walmart is predatory. It gobbles mom and pop shops and run competitors out of business by use of economics of scale in its purchases.the company determines prices that suppliers will receive on the products supplied.if a supplier refuses,walmart makes generic brands,this has bankrupted many walmart suppliers or made them earn very little profit from the company.

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Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by mmsen: 10:28am On Jul 31, 2015
Agimor:
This is a welcome development Walmart is the largest emplooyer of labour in the world.

They're also one of the most abusive organizations.

Their employees in America are advised (by the company) to apply for food-stamps because they do not want to pay them a liveable wage.

They cheat their suppliers so that smaller farmers struggle to stay in business.

I don't want these crooks in Nigeria.
Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by bukatyne(f): 10:43am On Jul 31, 2015
euromoney:

Thousands of small business owners have seen their dreams of being successful entrepreneurs destroyed by the opening of Wal-Mart in their area. Small businesses are not afforded the same discounts by wholesale providers as those given to major corporations because the smaller business cannot buy the massive quantities that companies like Wal-Mart can. Therefore, they must charge higher prices for the same product thus losing patronage.

Walmarts quest for low cost and price is making the company to pay least wages to its workers.infact majority of Walmarts staffs are dependent on government welfare because their wages cannot sustain them,what this implies is that the government is indirectly granting subsidies to walmart even though the company is not owned by the government.
It has team of tax consultants that exploit loopholes in the tax system to make the company pay low taxes.

Walmart is predatory. It gobbles mom and pop shops and run competitors out of business by use of economics of scale in its purchases.the company determines prices that suppliers will receive on the products supplied.if a supplier refuses,walmart makes generic brands,this has bankrupted many walmart suppliers or made them earn very little profit from the company.

This is terrible

What will happen to Konga, Jumia, Growing Prince Ebeano, Blenco in Ajah etc.

Why are our leaders so visionless? cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry

Nigeria neither has a welfare support for their low income citizens nor is our Labour Union working yet Ambode wants to bring another cutthroat with all the demonic Chinese and Lebanese factories we have around.

O lord, save our land. sad
Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by bukatyne(f): 10:43am On Jul 31, 2015
euromoney:

Thousands of small business owners have seen their dreams of being successful entrepreneurs destroyed by the opening of Wal-Mart in their area. Small businesses are not afforded the same discounts by wholesale providers as those given to major corporations because the smaller business cannot buy the massive quantities that companies like Wal-Mart can. Therefore, they must charge higher prices for the same product thus losing patronage.

Walmarts quest for low cost and price is making the company to pay least wages to its workers.infact majority of Walmarts staffs are dependent on government welfare because their wages cannot sustain them,what this implies is that the government is indirectly granting subsidies to walmart even though the company is not owned by the government.
It has team of tax consultants that exploit loopholes in the tax system to make the company pay low taxes.

Walmart is predatory. It gobbles mom and pop shops and run competitors out of business by use of economics of scale in its purchases.the company determines prices that suppliers will receive on the products supplied.if a supplier refuses,walmart makes generic brands,this has bankrupted many walmart suppliers or made them earn very little profit from the company.

This is terrible

What will happen to Konga, Jumia, Growing Prince Ebeano, Blenco in Ajah etc.

Why are our leaders so visionless? cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry

Nigeria neither has a welfare support for their low income citizens nor is our Labour Union working yet Ambode wants to bring another cutthroat with all the demonic Chinese and Lebanese factories we have around.

O lord, save our land and our youths. sad

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Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by Jencejyde(m): 11:00am On Jul 31, 2015
Finally a thread where constructive criticism and display of intellectual wits abound. Reminds me of Nairaland back in the days.

I will just sit back, relax and follow...very interesting debates going on here..

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Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by euromoney(f): 11:01am On Jul 31, 2015
bukatyne:


This is terrible

What will happen to Konga, Jumia, Growing Prince Ebeano, Blenco in Ajah etc.

Why are our leaders so visionless? cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry

Nigeria neither has a welfare support for their low income citizens nor is our Labour Union working yet Ambode wants to bring another cutthroat with all the demonic Chinese and Lebanese factories we have around.

O lord, save our land and our youths. sad

Well,my suggestion will be for the Lagos government to allocate land in the outskirts,very far from the city,maybe after Ajah/Epe or so(moreover it's only such areas you can still find such massive expanse of land to conveniently accommodate them in Lagos)that way by the time lagosians consider travel cost,travel time and huge inconvenience to the walmart,they'll find their local stores actually cheaper and rather continue 'jeje' with them.
Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by free13: 11:02am On Jul 31, 2015
owobokiri:
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'.
Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by 7lives: 11:06am On Jul 31, 2015
wildchild1:
Job creation for who? cashiers collecting money with 40k salary? Government better wake up

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what about those bank marketer,how much do you think they earn as salary?, abeg make walmart come jare our youths need jobs.
Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by Brugo(m): 11:09am On Jul 31, 2015
euromoney:
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.

How is Walmart harmful? What is the cost of having them in our city? Don't we need more companies to provide jobs?
Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by free13: 11:11am On Jul 31, 2015
Qualer:


Wrong! Go and ask the same Walmart if they were allowed in South Africa a couple of years ago (2012). The SA government didn't want them because they were going to be competition for there local brands (Shoprite, Game, Clicks etc.). These are the same brands that the SA chamber of commerce is using to make in-roads throughout west and central africa as export channels for their locally manufactured products. The summary is that Walmart was finally bullied into investing in a local SA brand chain.

Now look at the dumb Nigerian government, the same shoprite came and is infiltrating every nook and cranny with their imports and nobody in government is any wiser. If they want walmart in the country, they should make them invest/partner in/with a local brand instead.

Wise administrations do NOT allow big brands to come into their countries and take away their revenue. Walmart is operating in the UK but as ASDA - a localised brand. Which means all the revenue stays in the UK. That is wisdom, not exhibiting lower class ignorance while thinking - we are bringing foreign investment - that's nonsense at best.

The Nigerian government should wake up and stop this inferiority complex and playing into the hand of big business indirect neo-colonisation!!!!! My two kobo!!
Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by free13: 11:16am On Jul 31, 2015
ISpiksDaTroof:
Walmart kills small and medium scale retail businesses where ever it goes.

Take a quick guess why New York City with almost 10 million people doesn't have a single Walmart.

euromoney:

Thousands of small business owners have seen their dreams of being successful entrepreneurs destroyed by the opening of Wal-Mart in their area. Small businesses are not afforded the same discounts by wholesale providers as those given to major corporations because the smaller business cannot buy the massive quantities that companies like Wal-Mart can. Therefore, they must charge higher prices for the same product thus losing patronage.
Walmarts quest for low cost and price is making the company to pay least wages to its workers.infact majority of Walmarts staffs are dependent on government welfare because their wages cannot sustain them,what this implies is that the government is indirectly granting subsidies to walmart even though the company is not owned by the government.
It has team of tax consultants that exploit loopholes in the tax system to make the company pay low taxes.
Walmart is predatory. It gobbles mom and pop shops and run competitors out of business by use of economics of scale in its purchases.the company determines prices that suppliers will receive on the products supplied.if a supplier refuses,walmart makes generic brands,this has bankrupted many walmart suppliers or made them earn very little profit from the company.
Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by akigbemaru: 11:35am On Jul 31, 2015
walmart to Lagos.
Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by sunsewa: 11:45am On Jul 31, 2015
hahn:
When will Nigerians start creating such businesses without having to wait for for foreign investors to take away all the money

Walmart is world brand that is seen in developed countries with purchasing power,its a privilege to have them here,one of the indicators of development, even in China that mostly abhors foreign packaged stuffs,has numerous superstores in China,like French carrefour, lotus,Walmart competing with their local stores that don't have full foreign items like fresh Titus fish sold in carrefour can't be seen in chinese market or departmental stores,also Lipton and sardines and other stuffs,same things is applicable to Walmart in Nigeria, u get stuffs in Europewalmarts in Nigeriawalmarts that u can't see elsewhere.
Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by logica(m): 12:04pm On Jul 31, 2015
sunsewa:

even in China that mostly abhors foreign packaged stuffs,has numerous superstores in China,like French carrefour, lotus,Walmart competing with their local stores that don't have full foreign items like fresh Titus fish sold in carrefour can't be seen in chinese market or departmental stores,also Lipton and sardines and other stuffs,same things is applicable to Walmart in Nigeria, u get stuffs in Europewalmarts in Nigeriawalmarts that u can't see elsewhere.
You can't see where you got it wrong there? You are comparing Nigeria (a developing/emerging economy) to China (an established economy). China shut their doors to foreigners TILL their locals were ready to compete with them; and then allowed them in AFTERWARDS. Nigeria is putting the cart before the horse.

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Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by Raalsalghul: 12:58pm On Jul 31, 2015
If Walmart is coming to lagos, then that definitely, is good news. It's high time Shoprite had some competition.

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Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by hahn(m): 1:23pm On Jul 31, 2015
sunsewa:


Walmart is world brand that is seen in developed countries with purchasing power,its a privilege to have them here,one of the indicators of development, even in China that mostly abhors foreign packaged stuffs,has numerous superstores in China,like French carrefour, lotus,Walmart competing with their local stores that don't have full foreign items like fresh Titus fish sold in carrefour can't be seen in chinese market or departmental stores,also Lipton and sardines and other stuffs,same things is applicable to Walmart in Nigeria, u get stuffs in Europewalmarts in Nigeriawalmarts that u can't see elsewhere.








I'm well aware of the benefits but you have to agree that Nigerians business and entrepreneurs need more attention.

I'm looking forward to the day when it will be a priviledge for a Nigerian company to open business in foreign shores
Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by bukatyne(f): 1:37pm On Jul 31, 2015
euromoney:


Well,my suggestion will be for the Lagos government to allocate land in the outskirts,very far from the city,maybe after Ajah/Epe or so(moreover it's only such areas you can still find such massive expanse of land to conveniently accommodate them in Lagos)that way by the time lagosians consider travel cost,travel time and huge inconvenience to the walmart,they'll find their local stores actually cheaper and rather continue 'jeje' with them.

Amen.

Again, our people like showoff,

It is then they will know that Ebeano and Konga sells 'Fake' original

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Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by Eillo(m): 1:41pm On Jul 31, 2015
mmsen:


There are Nigerian supermarkets all over the place but no one wants to make noise about them, especially as many are Igbo owned.

It's when the oyinbo come and promise something for nothing that clueless Nigerians get excited.

please, will you stop this tribalism and nonsense talk? Its really irritating. Cant you just be rational in your comments? Must everything boil down to Igbo vs the-rest-of-Nigeria? Its disgusting!
Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by Eillo(m): 1:47pm On Jul 31, 2015
Jencejyde:
Finally a thread where constructive criticism and display of intellectual wits abound. Reminds me of Nairaland back in the days.

I will just sit back, relax and follow...very interesting debates going on here..

Seriously, its a breath of fresh air. constructive arguments. Enough of blind partisan politics and inconsequential celebrity gossips. I've learned a thing or two on this thread
Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by anangboy(m): 1:51pm On Jul 31, 2015
Very enlightening comments here. Ignorance is like a prison with invisible bars and our insensitive government is on life without parole.

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Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by mmsen: 1:59pm On Jul 31, 2015
Eillo:


please, will you stop this tribalism and nonsense talk? Its really irritating. Cant you just be rational in your comments? Must everything boil down to Igbo vs the-rest-of-Nigeria? Its disgusting!

Who is guilty of 'tribalism' here?

Are you denying that there is a problem in Nigeria? Or have you forgotten the silly protest in Lagos earlier this year? The stupid comments from the royal idiot? Or the everyday comments that you hear in passing about Igbos?

The fact is there are people engaged in commerce in Nigeria, in a big way, doing so honestly but many would prefer to overlook their hard work - why is that?
Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by Eillo(m): 2:14pm On Jul 31, 2015
mmsen:


Who is guilty of 'tribalism' here?

Are you denying that there is a problem in Nigeria? Or have you forgotten the silly protest in Lagos earlier this year? The stupid comments from the royal idiot? Or the everyday comments that you hear in passing about Igbos?

The fact is there are people engaged in commerce in Nigeria, in a big way, doing so honestly but many would prefer to overlook their hard work - why is that?


That is your main point. Its a good point. So don't spoil it all by saying :"especially as many are Igbo owned". That would make your otherwise good comment tribalistic and untrue.


Cheers!
Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by ba7man(m): 2:41pm On Jul 31, 2015
As long as they're not here to sell substandard or overpriced goods, they're welcome.
Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by Onegai(f): 3:46pm On Jul 31, 2015
Qualer:


Wrong! Go and ask the same Walmart if they were allowed in South Africa a couple of years ago (2012). The SA government didn't want them because they were going to be competition for there local brands (Shoprite, Game, Clicks etc.). These are the same brands that the SA chamber of commerce is using to make in-roads throughout west and central africa as export channels for their locally manufactured products. The summary is that Walmart was finally bullied into investing in a local SA brand chain.

Now look at the dumb Nigerian government, the same shoprite came and is infiltrating every nook and cranny with their imports and nobody in government is any wiser. If they want walmart in the country, they should make them invest/partner in/with a local brand instead.

Wise administrations do NOT allow big brands to come into their countries and take away their revenue. Walmart is operating in the UK but as ASDA - a localised brand. Which means all the revenue stays in the UK. That is wisdom, not exhibiting lower class ignorance while thinking - we are bringing foreign investment - that's nonsense at best.

The Nigerian government should wake up and stop this inferiority complex and playing into the hand of big business indirect neo-colonisation!!!!! My two kobo!!

THANK YOU.

Wal-Mart and major companies like them kill small and medium. scale business. And they are going to set it up in a way that their revenue will head back home to the US. So, not much money for LASG and definite killing of jobs for Nigerians. We are celebrating this why?

Cheap prices at an exorbitant costs for other business owners and their pay for workers is so lousy and they will take advantage of every tax loophole. Shoprite already exploits andnimports everything from SA. Nigerian governments should shut down foreign investment UNTIL we can compete with them or force foreign investors to sign deals that favour Nigerians in the long run (transfer of assets after a certain number of years, create a local entity, purchase 70% of goods from local suppliers), I don't know any country that was developed by foreign investment when their economy was bad (China, Japan after WWII etc).

Who are the economic advisors to our govts please?? Why can't they get policies right??

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Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by logica(m): 3:51pm On Jul 31, 2015
mmsen:

The fact is there are people engaged in commerce in Nigeria, in a big way, doing so honestly but many would prefer to overlook their hard work - why is that?
Why? Maybe because they are Igbo owned? grin
Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by jaygee1: 4:11pm On Jul 31, 2015
bukatyne:


This is terrible

What will happen to Konga, Jumia, Growing Prince Ebeano, Blenco in Ajah etc.

Why are our leaders so visionless? cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry

Nigeria neither has a welfare support for their low income citizens nor is our Labour Union working yet Ambode wants to bring another cutthroat with all the demonic Chinese and Lebanese factories we have around.

O lord, save our land. sad
the funny aspect of it is dat Wal-Malt will start operating @ d axis u jst mentioned AJAH. d coy has started building its retail outlet
Re: Ambode Welcomes Walmart, Seeks Firm’s Support On Job Creation - Punch by hardhewaley(m): 4:53pm On Jul 31, 2015
kennydee05:
Ambo Lagosians need job opportunities seriously or else we relocate back to our state
bye in advance

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