"This is Really Weird": Netizens Fume as Abuja Chinese Supermarket Bars Nigerians From Shopping

"This is Really Weird": Netizens Fume as Abuja Chinese Supermarket Bars Nigerians From Shopping

  • An Abuja-based Chinese supermarket is facing heavy criticism online for allegedly restricting entry to Nigerians
  • Legit.ng reports that the supermarket, which is situated at the China General Chamber of Commerce, along Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Road, specialises in Chinese cuisine and beverages
  • Following the allegation, several Nigerians on X expressed their displeasure and called on relevant Nigerian authorities to act

Legit.ng journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering public journalism and economic issues.

FCT, Abuja - The management of a Chinese supermarket located in the federal capital territory (FCT), Abuja, has reportedly barred Nigerians from shopping in the facility.

The supermarket situated at the China General Cham ber of Commerce, along Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Road in Abuja, is acclaimed as a destination for Chinese cuisine and beverages.

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Abuja’s Chinese supermarket under fire for denying Nigerians entry. Photo credits: @AfricaFactsZone, @GovWike
Source: Twitter

According to a report by The Punch on Sunday, April 21, the management of the store gave the directive at the beginning of 2024 without offering any reason.

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Chinese supermarket's alleged discrimination: Nigerians react

Following the allegation against the Chinese establishment, Nigerians on X (formerly Twitter) expressed their displeasure.

Legit.ng captures some below:

Ama Adoma wrote:

"This is strange, are they scared of Nigerians or what?"

@RolandNGabriel said:

"What exactly is happening inside there? This must be investigated."

Clinton Nelson commented:

"This is really weird."

@IamEriOluwa said:

"This is one of the reasons I am always care (sic) when it comes to Chinese and their pseudo-love for Africans.
"They can pretend and give any excuse for this madness in our own very capital.
"But the main reason is to protect their intellectual property knowing if we see how it's done we will replicate and double down.

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"These guys are worse than the western powers they claim to stand up against. Such god complex mentality was on display all through COVID in their country.
"This error must be corrected and fast with some fine."

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60 Nigerians sponsored to China varsities

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that at least 65 Nigerian students sponsored to study in China by CCECC Nigeria Limited have returned and will get automatic employment with the firm.

It was gathered that the scheme was a collaboration between the organisation, Central South University and Chang’an University.

Source: Legit.ng

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