After a long 24-month long closure which was due to a series of looting incidents which occurred on the heels of the nationwide #EndSARS protest, Retail Supermarket Nigeria Ltd (RSNL), owners of Shoprite in Nigeria, has announced the resumption of commercial activities at its store in Circle Mall, Jakande, Lekki area.
This was made known by Hubertus Rick, the Chief Executive Officer, RSNL, at the Circle Mall reopening ceremony on Friday in Lagos.
The Circle Mall store which is one of 24 nationwide outlets currently bridging the gap between local businesses and consumers before the protests accommodated close to 50 business
Rick, however, noted that the company currently boasts 10,000 staff; directly and indirectly, employed with a supply chain of more than 300 leading Nigerian suppliers, and partnerships with many small businesses, farmers, and suppliers of an assortment of local brands.
“Two years ago, we made a tough decision to shut down operations at the Shoprite Circle Mall in response to the insecurity situation.
“The closure was in the interest of our customers as well as our staff as we had to prioritise the safety of lives and properties ahead of other interests.
“Today, we’re happy to commence operations again as we have put measures in place to ensure the safety of all who will walk through our doors.
“We are aware of the impact that the closure has had on our supply chain as well as the business at large.
“As we reopen this store and other outlets in subsequent months, we are prioritising ensuring a safe shopping environment for our customers while expanding our retail network,” he said.