Shehu Sani, former Kaduna Central Senator, has reacted as South African retail grocery store, Shoprite announced its plan to exit Nigeria.
According to Sani, who tweeted through his official twitter account, Shoprite’s exit from Nigeria would help local supermarkets in the country to grow.
The former lawmaker wrote: “If Shoprite wants to stay, they can stay; if they want to go, they can go; it will help local supermarkets to grow.”
Shoprite Holdings Limited, a South African company with hundreds of outlets in Nigeria, had said it may discontinue its operations in Nigeria.
The company stated this in its “Operational and Voluntary Trading Update” released on Monday.
According to Shoprite, the decision was due to the effect of the COVID-19 outbreak.
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