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Walmart Opening Stores In Lagos Nigeria Soon, US Retailer Vows To Create Over 2000 Jobs

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Walmart Opening Stores In Lagos Nigeria Soon, US Retailer Vows To Create Over 2000 Jobs

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July 31, 2015 – Walmart Opening Stores In Lagos Nigeria Soon, US Retailer Vows To Create Over 2000 Jobs

Some delegates sent by Walmart met with Lagos state Governor Ambode yesterday where they presented their plans of boosting Lagos economy with him.

The delegation led by Shelley Broader, the President and CEO of Walmart Europe, Middle east, Africa & Canada said the presence of Walmart brand in Lagos would not only boost the economy, it will create over 2000 jobs for jobseekers.

Ambode welcomed the brand with open arms. He said the success story of the brand, which operates in 28 countries with over 2.2 million employees, will be beneficial to the state’s growth.

In his words:

“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.

“As we speak, we have a population of over 21 million people and four million are middle class.

“We have youths craving for jobs and whatever it is that we do, we want to make sure that we attract as much investment in Lagos that can help us take our youths off the streets,” he said.

Ms. Broader acknowledged the investment opportunities in the state, adding that the group is ready to expand its horizon and create jobs.

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




    July 31, 2015 at 9:38 AM

    Walmart,why not in Enugu, Owerri or industrial city of Nnewi or Onitsha markets enclave, my people are waiting to recieve you. Biafra will soon become a reality when all of us of Igbo extractions will return home enmass. Walmart pls. rethink your decisions, South East is the real deal where there’s no threat to your investments under Biafran nation. We have the best physical infrastructural development in the entire nation that is conducive for your kind of investments. The entire South East is the safest territoriy in Nigeria where there are no robberies and kidnapping. Our youth are hard working as you can find them everywhere in the Nigerian markets as traders of imported wares from China and, as well as owners of all kind of businesses, we own virtually more than half of Nigerian wealth and its the reasons why Biafra will soon become a reality.

    • Retail Guru

      August 10, 2015 at 5:46 PM

      Technically, Walmart, through it’s Massmart subsidiary does have a store in Enugu, albeit under the ‘GAME Brand’. So how about we start with that and see how that store can more effectively meet the needs of the local community in which it serves, utilizing local suppliers. In saying that local suppliers need to up their game to at least strive to international standards.

  2. i nnocent ikwuta

    August 30, 2015 at 1:40 PM

    goodday pls how can one get a job in wallmart, pls help me with thire mail or any phone number thanks

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