FG Shuts Abuja Chinese Supermarket For Discriminatory Policy Against Nigerians


The Federal Government on Monday, April 22, 2024 shutdown a Chinese owned multi-purpose supermarket in Abuja, the Nation’s Capital.

The shutting of the Supermarket by the government which was carried out by the Federal Competition and Consumer and Protection Commission (FCCPC) followed the discriminatory policy of the Chinese Supermarket against Nigerians.

The FCCPC accordingly, sealed up the Abuja-based Chinese supermarket situated at the China General Chamber of Commerce after interrogating some of the Nigerian workers at the supermarket.

The Chinese supermarket came under serious criticisms for its discriminatory policy of not allowing Nigerians to shop in its facility which came to the fore on Sunday, April 21, 2024, a development that attracted the attention of Nigerians that vehemently expressed outrage over such an obnoxious policy being implemented by the Chinese against Nigerians in their motherland.

The Supermarket which has Nigerian security staff, strictly restricted entry exclusively to only Chinese and other foreigners but barred Nigerians.

The supermarket situated at the China General Chamber of Commerce, along Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Road, Abuja, is an acclaimed as a destination for Chinese cuisine and beverages.

A visit to the Supermarket on Sunday, April 21, by our correspondent to confirm the veracity or otherwise of the discriminatory policy, was further confirmed by the security personnel at the gate who confirmed that the management of the store had given strict instruction not to allow any Nigerian entry at the beginning of the year without adducing any reasons.

One of the security personnel without a name tag, also said that prospective shoppers who are not Chinese are usually turned back at the gate based on the instruction of the management of the Supermarket.

The facility manager of the complex, Shaibu Sanusi confirmed that Nigerians from outside the complex do not shop but Nigerians within can access it.

He said; “For now, the management has stopped everything. The truth is that they are selling, but they said our people should stop coming.

“They said only Chinese individuals are allowed to shop here. The shop is only meant for Chinese people. Nigerians were allowed to come in throughout last year, but since January, they changed the policy and directed that no Nigerian is allowed to enter,” he said.

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