Senator Barau I. Jibrin, Deputy President of the Senate, has put mechanism in place to prevent Shoprite, one of Nigeria’s biggest grocery chains, from closing its lone branch in Kano State.

Shoprite, which is located in Kano’s iconic Ado Bayero Mall, said last week that it will close the Centre of Commerce in January, citing a ”difficult economic scenario.”

The choice of the outlet, which debuted in Kano in March 2014, has been met with mixed views.

Senator Barau’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ismail Mudashir, stated in a statement that the Deputy President of the Senate will meet with the company’s management this week in Abuja to discuss the situation.

“The Office of the Deputy President of the Senate has set machinery in place to halt the exit of Shoprite from Kano State.

“His Excellency, the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Barau I Jibrin, CON, will meet with the management of the company this week where the issue will be discussed and hopefully resolved.

“Yes, it is a pure business issue, but we will see what we can do to encourage them to rescind their decision and stay in Kano.

“As we all know, there are enormous business opportunities in Kano, the commercial nerve centre of northern Nigeria. At a time when we are scouting for investors, we will not fold our hands and allow them to leave,’’ he said.



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