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Over 6,000 Jobs On The Line In Nigeria As Xenophobic Attacks Continue In South Africa

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Anti-Xenophobia Protest

As xenophobic attacks continue in South Africa and Nigerians threaten to attack South African organisations in the country, MTN Nigeria has warned that any attempt to attack it or boycott its services may lead to the loss of jobs by over 6,000 currently engaged by the firm.

MTN’s Corporate Service Executive, Wale Goodluck, stated this in Lagos following protests by young Nigerians at its Abuja and Benin offices against the spread of xenophobic attacks in South Africa, where the company originates from.

Goodlick explained that there are only 12 expatriates working for MTN in the country, compared to a workforce of 6,000 Nigerians.

“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,” he said.

“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 added.

However, the company urged the government of South Africa to put a stop to the spread of xenophobic attacks in the country.

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12 Comments

  1. Bosun

    April 21, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    Imagine the fools still threatening us? Are they mad???

  2. Bosun

    April 21, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    Fuck u Mr. Badluck or what dis u call yourself…

  3. True

    April 22, 2015 at 5:21 am

    This is nonsense. A lot like me in Nigeria want u 2 pack out. U exploit Nigerians and u say nonsense. May thunder strike MTN out of the surface of the earth

  4. AGBOMMA CHUKWUMA

    April 22, 2015 at 7:16 am

    WE HAVE ALTERNATIVES. WE WILL BOOST OUR GLO, ETISALAT & OTHER NETWORKS

  5. Gbolams

    April 22, 2015 at 8:05 am

    pls where is this senseless ape called Wale Goodluck from? is he a Nigerian or what? instead of him pleading with Nigerian, is there threatening. Anyway,we should remind me of okupe n how he end up with his boss when he said Nigerians are nothing.we voted them out.He should wait n see what Nigerian can do if the inhuman continue in SA.wale badluck be warn.

  6. victoe

    April 22, 2015 at 8:50 am

    This guy wale badluck, is nothing bit moda fucker

  7. nura abba

    April 22, 2015 at 8:51 am

    Where is the cow called wale goodluck from? This man is a south african not a nigerian.when there is no mtn where is niveria then? They entered into our lives and we say we dont want them any more, then what is your problem with that? We pledge to nigeria not fucking mtn, they should leave.

  8. daniel

    April 22, 2015 at 9:08 am

    pls it’s wrong to say that Wale. why do we hv saboteurs so much? cos of the peanut u make u don’t even care about ur brothers abroad? If they continue and all foreigners r driven out of nigeria, we hv more than enough opportunity left. 6000 is not a number. I preach peace, but if they keep killing our pple, den we hv no option.

  9. bunmi

    April 22, 2015 at 10:06 am

    truly south Africans has committed a great atrocities dat warrant any judgement Nigerians pass to dem,but let look at it in another
    way ,dont let us take judgement in our hands ,if we destroy all south Africans property pls let ave it at d back of our mind dat we are destroying our fellow nigerians live cos dat is deir means of live hood…lets all say no to #xenophobia

  10. Agrieved

    April 22, 2015 at 10:33 am

    Stupid wale goodluck or whatever!! This shows you these people has no remous no feelings at all.. They are Ben feeling comfortable in our country when our people are been killed over there by their foolish Zulus I watched the videos on fb how South Africans murdered people, they burnt people to death.. Their government are relaxed.. What is our government doing ?? Folding their hands and watching how innocent Nigerians re dying.. It’s a big shame to Nigerian authorities.. Let it be blood for blood! A life of one Nigerian for 10 south aricans.. Inhumanity!! MTN must go wih nothing!!! Let our authorities give them 48hrs to leave the country or face execution.. That way they will go home and tell their people what their stupidity has course them.. South Africa will fall for ever.. Their destinies are hanged on slavery.

  11. mr no nonsense

    April 22, 2015 at 10:38 am

    son of a bitch 2 hell wale badluck nd cowards mtn nigeria staff!!!mek ona no mumu fools dem bcoz of money wey ona d get 4 mtn dat s why ona allow dat tin cm out talk lk mumu no body slap am. Wy people dying in south afrca we jst gve ona 3 days 4 d mess 2 stp or ona name na sorry mtn fools

  12. Major

    April 22, 2015 at 11:29 am

    To hell to mtn. This company is a parasite to Nigerians. I just hope that when GMB takes office he would do the expected which is revoking their licenses.

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun
Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

#EndSARS protesters in Osun

The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola on Saturday, escaped an attack by thugs which happened while he was addressing #EndSARS protesters in Osogbo, the state capital.

Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Hold Enugu State Govt Responsible If Anything Happens To Us – Phyno, Kcee, Zoro

As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.

While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Forms Panel Of Enquiry

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.

This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.

The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.

Also Read: BREAKING: EndSARS: Gov Sanwo-Olu reveals identities of policemen who harassed protesters

The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).

Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.

There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Seyi Makinde

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde

Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.

The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.

He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.

“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”

It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.

It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.

She died at the age of 81.

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