Shock, outrage as Chinese supermarket In Abuja bars Nigerians 

"We can take nonsense in this country… Is there a supermarket in china that is strictly for Nigerians there? People that sees us as nothing, smh"


Management of the Chinese supermarket located in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, does not allow Nigerians to shop in the facility investigations have revealed.

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

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In viral footage, the unidentified Nigerian man can be seen expressing his frustration and shock as he is turned away at the supermarket entrance.

The management reportedly cited restrictions on Nigerian customers, prompting the man to voice his dismay at the discriminatory treatment.

In his statement captured in the video, the man lamented the situation, noting the inconvenience of having to seek out alternative shopping venues despite his interest in exploring Chinese cuisine and products.

The video has sparked a wave of criticism, with many condemning the actions of the supermarket management and highlighting the irony of a Chinese-owned establishment in Nigeria excluding its host citizens

@Jessica_Egbedi: wrote: We can take nonsense in this country…
Is there a supermarket in china that is strictly for Nigerians there?
People that sees us as nothing, smh

@Ugochukwu_96: Even inside our own country, foreigners dey see us finish. They’ll see us finish in their country and still come to our own country and see us finish still. Nawa for Nigerians. We know how to tolerate a lot of rubb!sh.

@__Fateeymah: To be honest this is uncalled for because why will all of this be happening in a country with government but If no be busybody, wetin you sef dey find go Chinese restaurant? Dem tell you say dem dey sell jollof rice or Amala for the place?

@ill_nojie: We should tag the police department. Make them no say them no know.
@BenHundeyin abeg tell your people about this sir

The Punch reports that in reaction, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Afam Osigwe, criticised the action, asserting that it bears resemblance to racism and emphasised the need for heightened awareness and measures to address such discriminatory behaviours.

He urged the government to take immediate action and thoroughly investigate the issue to ensure that such occurrences do not happen anywhere within the country.

He said, “It is definitely worrisome that a foreign-owned business in Nigeria would discriminate against nationals of a country by denying them entrance.

“Everything is wrong with any business opening and then applying a system likened to racism in the United States where blacks and other coloured persons were not allowed into public transport vehicles and even into business spaces.

“This act is very condemnable. No foreign-owned businesses in Nigeria should deny access to their premises. It is totally wrong, and the Nigerian government should look into it to ensure that such a thing doesn’t happen anywhere in the country.”