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article imageGovernment agency closes ShopRite in Lagos

By Owen Weldon     Nov 28, 2015 in Business
Lagos - ShopRite, a supermarket chain, in Lagos was forced to closed down by the government after being accused of allegedly breaching of safety law.
The Lagos State Safety Commission decided to close the ShopRight location at the Ikeja Mall.
Officials from the agency entered ShopRite on Friday afternoon and told everyone to leave the store. They then sealed off the store.
The seal order left behind said the store was sealed due to a breach of safety law. It also said the seal must not be broken and if people had an inquiry to make, then they could contact the Commission.
Apparently there have been complaints about the ShopRite location. Some of the complaints were about products that expired being sold at the store, as well as adulterated products.
One customer said she once purchased milk at ShopRite, and the milk was expired. She added the closure of the store was overdue.
ShopRite officals were asked to report to the commission's office on Monday, but the store is expected to be closed throughout the weekend.
The ShopRite location is expected to lose more than US$500,000 in sales throughout the weekend.
ShopRite operates more than 1,200 corporate outlets and more than 200 franchise outlets in 16 countries.
The closure of the store comes just a year after the first ShopRite was opened in northern Nigeria.
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