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|Is It An Ndi-igbo Policy? by TRYGO(m): 10:01am On Sep 21, 2018|
Well, sorry, if I posted this in the wrong section.
I have being checking through what relevant sections NL has that's relevant to this thread.
The moderator could move it to the relevant sections, if it might cause some...
I'm not trying to strike the string of ethnic sentiments here, or stir up a feeling of superiority, amongst the lots of ethnic groupings we have in the country.
Here's what I have noticed:
1. Was it a kind of policy, in the East, or Ndiigbo, for a master service thing, when for instance, after an apprentice has FAITHFULLY served his master, MUST be SETTLED?
I don't know if that exists with other ethnic groups I know of.
2. You can go to a business environment, eg, Ladipo, and you'd see lots of Igbo business traders selling the same goods/services side by side, without problems of jealousy, and all that.
But its difficult you see that, pardoned me, with the Yoruba's. At least I have had such experiences. They tend for instance, if you are located close to them perhaps in the same line of business, they just don't feel comfortable. If you're let's say, coming close to rent a shop, they asks you what sort of business do you want the shop for. If it's same with folks close by, they tell you, we can't assist with a shop.
My inference: appears the Igbo's are more open to competition (maybe they do understand the dynamics of market forces, or so); they tend to established their fellow family members, no matter how small.
NB: I brought this discuss up, because of what I saw in Ladipo yesterday.
A customer of mine there sells tools. He has successfully established his younger brothers in the tooling business in the market, and positioned them at different locations in the market.
Each time I see this guy, I feel happy for him.
He must be feeling fulfilled also!
Y are people always scared of COMPETITION, up to the extent of ... You know that should be.
Please....this isn't trying stir up sentiments. Its just that I admire the business model they employ.
I don't know if it's a policy in the East though.
This is something similar to the Japanese business model that revolves around the families.
I wished other ethnic groups could copy this model of business, and see things change for the better.
DW Nig Ltd
|Re: Is It An Ndi-igbo Policy? by nurey(m): 11:00am On Sep 21, 2018|
The mistake you made is gender based research. Majority of these igbo businesses are owned by men. While in the southwest majority of the markets you visit are owned by women and women are generally competitive (reason why they can't share their husband).
If you go to locations where yoruba men own the business and are many selling same stuff, you will realize they don't fight or challenge each other cause there is always enough to go round eg plank/wood business, metal and roofing business, printing business etc.
Now as for the setting up of your apprehentice, the yoruba people don't actually take in relatives into business at young age, they take what we call servants who are there for the money not the knowledge so most just serve for a few years and leave for greener pastures while the children are going to school instead of learning the family trade.
I will use my family as an example we are 6 and my mum sells provision since I have known her, still in the same market, I virtually grew up in the market and all 6 of us were trained with money realized from there as time goes on we were bored of the shop one by one, nobody wanted to go or rent his own shop and use the experience. Everybody wanted a white collar job. Because of the level of education and exposure nobody wants to be know as iya oni biscuit or iya oni sweet etc.
in essence our way of life is different the Yoruba's use there money to educate their children and the children tow another line entirely neglecting what funded their education, it's the same issue we are facing in farming in southwest our fathers used cocoa money, cassava money to train us and after we are successful we don't look back into that line but tow another part entirely
|Re: Is It An Ndi-igbo Policy? by lilkech(m): 12:42pm On Sep 21, 2018|
Sure about this?
we must be from different places then because I see many cases of women sharing a husband but not the other way round.
heaven knows I wouldn’t want to share my wife with any other man
|Re: Is It An Ndi-igbo Policy? by diportivo: 1:02pm On Sep 21, 2018|
ori e kpe!!
ur head is vely collect!!
|Re: Is It An Ndi-igbo Policy? by thebigkendo(m): 3:09pm On Sep 21, 2018|
|Re: Is It An Ndi-igbo Policy? by nurey(m): 3:37pm On Sep 21, 2018|
funny guy by default a male animal can have several mates a female can't.
Also from your place will you be confident enough to confront your wife that she is going to have the other room assistant without heaven falling
|Re: Is It An Ndi-igbo Policy? by Kashif(m): 5:30pm On Sep 21, 2018|
You are right on the mentorship/apprenticeship business model of the Igbos.
Leke Alder did a presentation on it recently. It's too bulky for me to post here.
|Re: Is It An Ndi-igbo Policy? by TRYGO(m): 9:12pm On Sep 21, 2018|
@Kashif. Thanks for the contributions. Could you PLEASE email that to me via my e-mail?
Pretty much appreciate that.
|Re: Is It An Ndi-igbo Policy? by Kashif(m): 7:11am On Sep 23, 2018|
|Re: Is It An Ndi-igbo Policy? by TRYGO(m): 7:58am On Sep 23, 2018|
Hi, Kashif. Thanks so very much. Got the email awhile ago.
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