By Abdulrahman Yunusa
For one to gain others must lose.
Despite the writer being a layman not an economist but still I have the right to analyze this interesting battle from my perspective based on what I perceived. Well, there is nothing like battle for poor to gain rather a war for whom to dominate the game among the respective players of the game.
Monopoly as we all know can only be a blessing to hoi polloi when the industries are on the yoke of government. But when it happens from the side of private individual no matter how empathetic they are, it must be a curse to the because whatever happen to the Business it’s the customers that will bear the consequences not the producers.
That’s the apparent nature of the duo. The former is focused on people welfarism while the later being capitalistic in Nature, they sound to be profit oriented folks who cares about nothing except what they will get as a profit at the tail end unlike government which may even loss to the detriment of its people. That’s an exceptional beauty side of government ownership.
It however doesn’t make me perplex or wonder by realizing the two Business giants in Africa are fighting over supremacy in the lane of Business. I said this for knowing the fact that both are capitalist but it’s also a fact that between two evil things there must be one who will be less evil than the other. Their business strategy is the only weapon to judiciously used by the parties involved to actualize their dream.
However, being a capitalist for the duo antagonist doesn’t make them same thing, but all are aware that they are obsessed with nothing other than profit, and on a situation like this one have to think why they are in fight zone with each other. Domination is what they crave, if not for that Dangote will never question the gesture made by his business ally Abdussamad for price reduction, rather will just compete like that without such outcry.
On a lighter note, its pertinent for all to know that craving Business supremacy and domination by one against the other within the realm of business is what will let the perpetual attraction of easiness through price reduction and quality maximization among competitors. That’s an undeniable fact, people often patronize a products with lesser price and high quality instead of the other, that’s just the simple rule.
People only side with people that chose the exhibit them sympathy amidst a chaotic moment, then why do you accuse BUA owner for being so soft at this very moment towards his customers. Meanwhile It’s a Business tactics shown by Abdussamad in order generate masses love and sympathy towards him when things as this arise.
Had it been the nature of our economy is solidly socialism or communism none among the duo will even get a chance to produce things themselves independently not to talk of being in price war with any other. But since its more capitalistic in nature there must be a competition among the players and that’s what will make the game to be favorable to the poor folks because when one owns everything singlehandedly people must suffer at all cost.
Moreover, Truth is that, having considering the nature of capitalistic environment, the war in between two Business giants will never erupt for goodness of poor people rather for goodness of the custodian of capitalism. Therefore, you and I we have no audacity to side with anyone because they are from same class and they can do everything to fool us.
”All men are enemies all animals are comrades ” George Owel has said it clearly, the elites are same thing like wise the poor slaves must be cooperative act in unity while emancipating themselves from the deadly shackles of capitalistic folks.
Advisably never side with any among the duo, they only crave business supremacy among themselves. Therefore, just wait and receive your share out of which they have been extorting from you in the past. Meanwhile, Price determining factors are what lures them to this verbal conflict and to our dismay they are the ones to determine who to win the battle ” The capitalist or the masses ” their pitiable gesture in this holly month of Ramadan towards innocent people is what will determine their success after.
Competition is the most grandeur outer feature of capitalism, without it, the poor must suffer in the hand of few self-centered elites.
Abdulrahman Yunusa is a Public Policy Analyst.