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Scared? MTN says reprisal attacks will affect Naija’s economy



Owing to threats by some Nigerians that they would attack South African interests in the country due to the xenophobic attacks in that country, telecommunications marketers, MTN Nigeria says that such an action would have an adverse effect on Nigeria’s economy

Corporate Services Executive, MTN Nigeria, Mr. Wale Goodluck, said reprisal attacks on South African owned investments like MTN, Shoprite and MultiChoice in Nigeria, would cost a lot of Nigerians their jobs, even as its contribution to the nation’s GDP would go down the drain.

Goodluck who spoke to newsmen in Lagos, stated that MTN Nigeria alone, has over 5,000 Nigerians in its employment, with only 12 expatriates and over 500,000 support currently servicing over 60 million subscribers on its network.

He stated, that “MTN and other South Africa affiliated businesses in Nigeria, join hands in condemning the attacks on foreigners in South Africa and this has to stop,” Goodluck said.

Addressing journalists in Lagos on the development, Goodluck said the MTN Group in South Africa has announced the release of financial support to people who are in transit camps in South Africa that were affected by the attacks, and has made sustainable plans to support the welfare of the affected persons.

He said: Should MTN and other targeted South African investments in Nigeria be destroyed as a reprisal attack, it would affect the Nigerian economy, and Nigerians in particular, Goodluck warned. He therefore called for peace, understanding and caution in a situation like this.

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  1. Apachee zooma

    April 23, 2015 at 8:26 am

    Shit! This smells of blackmail. One would expect this corporate giant to condemn in absolute terms what has transpired, render help where necessary and not make us feel as if there are no options to their epileptic services. Yeye dey smell.

  2. damizzle!!

    April 23, 2015 at 11:27 am

    okay we al want peace and we love our fellow brothers that we dont want anyone to b jobless,beht ds south africans need to be taught a lesson….GEJ go and rest first and lets hear from d owners of the business.

    • Don Lucassi

      April 23, 2015 at 11:53 am

      Na GEJ make the statement…lol, so anyone whose name is goodluck is GEJ now abi? Pls dont kill me with laugh today

  3. damizzle!!

    April 23, 2015 at 11:59 am

    hahahhahahahaha ds don lucassi sef,who ask you question???? abroko!!!

    • Don Lucassi

      April 23, 2015 at 12:06 pm

      wen did this(dis) become ds? person go dey gbagaun on top pidgin again?

  4. Ifenkili

    April 23, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    i am inclined to call this goodluck a silly fool. people are dying you are talking nonsense. if you go we would survive. besides didnt OBJ kill off NITEL cos of you? what did you bring in terms of infrastructure? with you shitty netwrok you are here talking trash. You, mad. man

  5. Jedimaster

    April 23, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    Hahahaha! MTN’s biggest market is Nigeria, they would be nothing without the Nigerian economy boost their company. They should be trying to appease the worries of their Nigerian customers. I don’t know why we allow these multi-national companies treat us as if they are doing us a favour when they need our population and our natural resources more than we need them. Shame that we hardly encourage indigenous companies. A Nigerian cannot go to SA and attempt and set up a company on the scale of MTN successfully, there are too many checks for that sort of thing. Yet they come here and we give them ample freedom. They in turn cart off billions to SA while carrying out xenophobic acts.

  6. Kennieman

    April 23, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    Lets send a message to their government through their companies in NIgeria

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