Former Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Shehu Sani, sees the exit of South African retail grocery store, Shoprite as a blessing for Supermarkets in the country.
Sani said Shoprite’s exit from Nigeria would help local supermarket in the country to grow.
He stated this in a tweet on Monday, in reaction to the planned exit of the retail store.
He 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.