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Shoprite reopens mall two years after looting during the EndSARS demonstration



 Shoprite Nigeria's owners, Retail Supermarket Nigeria Limited (RSN), have reopened their store

at the Circle Mall in the Jakande neighborhood of Lekki, Lagos State, 24 months after it was forced to close due to a string of looting episodes that followed the national #EndSARS protest in 2020.

One of 24 locations now bridging the gap between regional businesses and customers is the one in the Circle Mall.

Chief Executive Officer of RSN, Hubertus Rick, said at the reopening over the weekend: "Two years ago, we made the difficult choice to shut down operations at the Shoprite Circle Mall in response to the insecurity situation. Since we had to put the security of people's lives and property before other considerations, the shutdown was in the best interests of both our clients and our employees. We are pleased to resume operations today because we have placed safeguards in place to protect the safety of everyone who enters our doors.

Shoprite Nigeria has significantly boosted the economy of the country throughout the years. Shoprite Nigeria currently claims to employ 10,000 people, both directly and indirectly. Shoprite invests substantially in its local supply chain, which includes more than 300 top Nigerian suppliers, as well as partnerships with numerous small businesses, farmers, and suppliers of a variety of local brands, as the retail sector in Nigeria grows.

Hubertus reiterated the firm's dedication to growing Nigeria's retail market and added: "We are conscious of the impact that the closure has had on our supply chain as well as the business as a whole. Our top priority is to provide a secure shopping environment for our consumers as we reopen this store and more locations in the coming months.

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