Connect with us

Business

‘Pure Water’ Marketer Nets N40,000 Daily In PH

Published

on

A sachet water dealer  other wise known as “pure water” in Diobu axis of Port Harcourt, Mr Christian Ononankeya, has said that he makes a daily turn-over of between N30,000 to N40,000 on the sale of pure water now that the season is set for the business.

Ononankeya who made this known to The Tide business in Port Harcourt said he decided to go into the marketing aspect of pure water because he could not meet up with the demands of going into production.

 He said that he runs his business like a company, as he buys larger quality of bags of water and store them in deep freezers, and that when it is cooled, he resells to people that hawk the products.

 According to him, “at the peak of the season, I used to sell between 300 to 400 bags of pure water a day at the rebate of N100 per bag, and I had to chill them in the deep freezers.”

On how he has been able to maintain his customers, Christian said that he is the type of person that most times allows customers to carry products for sale and make returns later, and that this has endeared him more to the people, adding that he some times finds it difficult to cope with the number of sellers making demand on him.

 The pure water merchant, who has his shops situated at the Sangana axis of Mile One, Diobu, also posited that the major cost he incurs in the course of his business is that of NEPA bill, apart from the payment of workers wages.

 One other major challenges of the business, according to him, is the problem of off-season, which he saw is always experienced during the raining season, pointing out that his sales at that time usually drops to about N7,000 a day.

He said that things became very difficult during that period that it becomes very difficult to pay salaries, but that as soon as the season is over, he renounces to clear up the back log of salaries.

Christian also called on government to allow the pure water business to thrive, because it a means of liverhood for the low-incane class, and that the business house helped him to be self reliant and feed his family.

The Tide observed that the cooling shop housed about 12 deep freezers, and pure water hawkers were trooping in to make purchases at the place.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Continue Reading

Business

NSE Begins Week On Negative Note, Loses N19.49bn

Published

on

The Nigerian stock market began the week on a negative note as banking and consumer goods stocks, among others, triggered a N19.49bn loss.
At the end of trading on the floor of the Nigerian  Exchange Limited , the NGX All-Share Index dropped by 0.09 per cent to end at 43,270.94 basis points, while the market capitalisation declined to N22.58tn.
Market activities were mixed as the total volume of shares traded decreased by 30.19 per cent while the value traded rose by 34.05 per cent.
A total of 213.13 million shares valued at N2.36bn were exchanged in 4,105 deals, compared to 305.32 million shares worth N3.58bn in 4,450 deals last Friday.
FCMB Group Plc topped the traded stocks in terms of volume, accounting for 27.43 per cent of the total volume of trades while Airtel Africa Plc emerged as the most traded stock by value, representing 28.81 per cent of the total value of trades on the exchange.
14 firms gained compared to 21 losers.
AIICO Insurance Plc was the biggest gainer for the day, topping the gainers’ chart with a price appreciation of 8.57 per cent to N0.76 per share.
It was followed by LivingTrust Mortgage Bank Plc with a rise of 7.95 per cent, ending the day at N0.95 per share.
Analysing by sectors, three of the five major indices closed lower, led by NGX Oil & Gas (-0.56 per cent), NGX Consumer Goods (-0.23 per cent) and NGX Banking (0.18 per cent).
But the insurance (0.82 per cent) and industrial goods (0.002 per cent) indices gained at the end of trading.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Continue Reading

Business

… Introduces TIES To Boost  Business Loan

Published

on

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has introduced the Tertiary Institutions Entrepreneurship Scheme (TIES), which provides undergraduates and graduates with a platform to access loans.
The TIES’ underlying aim is to provide access to capital for Nigerian undergraduates and graduates with innovative entrepreneurial and technological ideas from polytechnics and universities.
TIES intends to shift undergraduates and graduates away from white-collar job pursuits and towards a culture of entrepreneurship development for economic development and job creation.
In a national biennial entrepreneurship competition, the Developmental Component would be distributed in the form of awards to Nigerian polytechnics and universities.
The competition aims to increase undergraduates’ awareness and visibility of high-impact entrepreneurial/technological concepts, foster entrepreneurial talent hunts in Nigerian polytechnics and universities, and encourage commercially viable and transformative technologies.
Interested Nigerian polytechnics and universities shall apply to participate in the national biennial entrepreneurship competition on a dedicated online portal.
Outlining brief details of the project, potential impact and evidence of originality of project, CBN said it is an innovation for students entrepreneurs.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Continue Reading

Business

CITN Applauds FG, Tax Authorities On Fiscal Policy Decisions

Published

on

The Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) has lauded the Federal Government and tax authorities on the giant strides made on fiscal policy decisions and tax administration measures initiated this year in the area of Finance Act 2021 and the introduction of TaxPromax solution.
President of the institute, Adesina Adedayo, who gave the commendation at the institute’s yearly award ceremony at the weekend in Lagos, assured the government and tax authorities of aligning with the measures and promised to provide professional thoughts and insights on ways through which they could achieve an efficient and effective Nigerian tax system.
Adedayo emphasised the need to address the database, adding that without knowing who the tax-payers are, there is no way they can take money from unknown tax-payers.
Database is the aspect we have been emphasising on as an institute and in doing this, there are so many of pockets of data we have. All the data must be harmonised to have a simple unique tax-payers identification number,” he said.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Continue Reading

Trending