Shoprite closes Maryland Store, reopens Lekki Outlet looted during #EndSARS
Retail Supermarket Nigeria Limited, owners of Shoprite in Nigeria, have announced plans to reopen the Circle Mall Store located in Jakande, Lekki Lagos.
The Jakande store was closed down following the vandalization that erupted after the #EndSARS protests in Late 2020.
The company also announced the closure of its outlet in Maryland, Lagos.
According to the Chairman, RSNL, Tayo Amusan, the reopening of the Jakande, Lekki Store serves as an opportunity to show customers that the dogged Nigerian spirit runs deep, even as the team works to optimize its operations for continued productivity.
“We remain steadfast in our commitment to support the growth of the Nigerian economy even as we explore opportunities to expand our network of outlets, thereby providing employment opportunities for Nigerians.
We are also exploring opportunities to partner with more local farmers and small business owners to optimize agribusiness across Nigeria and to considerably increase agricultural yield in the country”, Amusan added.
The retail company also announced plans to open new stores in Kaduna, Port Harcourt, Benin and Jos as part of its expansion plans, increasing the company’s presence to almost 30 stores in the country.
Meanwhile, on why the company closed the Shoprite Maryland, the statement said, “We have made the difficult, but necessary decision to discontinue business operations from Maryland for now.
It added, “RSNL is looking to achieve faster growth, have greater impact and allocate resources, including its workforce (comprising 2000 workers, 99 per cent of whom are Nigerian citizens) to more profitable investments.