Nigerian politicians are dream killers, we will never do business again in Nigeria – Richard Branson

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UK’s business mogul- Richard Branson has expressed opinion about doing business in Nigeria, and you guess it correct, it is not positive. Have a read below:

“we have virgin’s ill-fated footsteps by setting up a new airline in Africa in conjunction with Nigerian government…the details of the doomed attempts to crack the Nigerian market in the 2000s is better imagined…we put …together a very good airline-the first airline in West Africa that was ever IOSA/IATA operational safety audit accredited but unfortunately it got tied down to the politics of the country…we led the airlines for 11 years…

“We fought daily battle against government agents who wanted to daily make fortune from us, politicians who saw the government 49% as a meal to seek for all kinds of favour…watchdogs (regulatory body) that didn’t know what to do and persistently asking for bribes at any point…Nigeria people are generally nice but the politicians are very insane…that may be irony because the people make up the politicians…

“But those politicians are selfish…we did make N3billion for the federal government of Nigeria during the joint venture…realising that the government didn’t bring nothing to the table/partnership except dubious debts by the previous carrier, Nigeria Airways…The joint venture should have been the biggest African carrier by now if the partnership was allowed to grow, but the politicians KILLED it…Nigeria is a country we SHALL NEVER consider to doing business again..”

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  • Femi

    what a shame and a pity, But we all know the guy is saying the truth about our dear country and the President is not and will not do anything about it. VERY SAD.

  • vik

    tomorow they will be all over the world deceiving for foreign investor&development partners

  • David

    is this the same Richard Branson who said Barclays ex-CEO Bob Diamond was ‘a great banker’? He and his government are part of the same thieves he is now attacking. No honour among thieves.