FCCPC to Shut Down Chinese Supermarket Over Discriminatory Practices

April 22, 2024
abuja-based Chinese Supermarket

By Adedapo Adesanya 

The Federal Competition and Consumer and Protection Commission (FCCPC) has moved to close the Abuja-based Chinese supermarket at the China General Chamber of Commerce over its refusal to cater to Nigerians.

Earlier on Sunday, Nigerians expressed outrage over a discriminatory policy implemented by the Chinese Supermarket which restricted entry exclusively to its citizens and barred Nigerians.

The facility manager of the complex, Mr Shaibu Sanusi, confirmed that Nigerians from outside the complex do not shop but Nigerians within can access it.

While the supermarket remains shut, the consumer protection agency seems to believe that some people are hiding inside to avoid confrontation with the commission.

Recall that the organisation last week initiated a campaign to enforce price display and quantity compliance at supermarkets throughout Abuja.

It started this at 4U Supermarket, Wuse 2 Abuja on Thursday, which it sealed over unfair practices by its management during an enforcement exercise in parts of the nation’s capital.

The move is a direct response to concerns raised by consumers about the rising costs of goods, which go against the recent strengthening of the naira.

The FCCPC said price discrepancies remain a significant issue, emphasising that consumers have the right to be informed of the prices of items they intend to purchase.

The development comes after the commission expressed concern over the persistent increase in prices of goods and services despite the appreciation of the naira against the dollar.

Adedapo Adesanya

Adedapo Adesanya is a journalist, polymath, and connoisseur of everything art. When he is not writing, he has his nose buried in one of the many books or articles he has bookmarked or simply listening to good music with a bottle of beer or wine. He supports the greatest club in the world, Manchester United F.C.

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