Xenophobia: Shoprite, MTN, Multichoice Resume Business      

Xenophobia: Shoprite, MTN, Multichoice Resume Business     

South African businesses in Nigeria, including Shoprite, MTN, and Multichoice, have reopened.   

Funsho Akinwale

Business activities resumed on Monday in several outlets owned by South African nationals.

Reports in some parts of Lagos, including Ikeja, Agege, Ogba, Mushin, Surulere, and Lekki, among others confirmed that normalcy returned to the business centers yesterday.

Some of the outlets were last week looted and vandalized by Nigerians in a reprisal attack following the xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals, including Nigerians, in South Africa.

While Multichoice reopened their offices in Surulere, Ogba and other areas, their Agege outlet was locked in a bid to take precautions before opening all shops for business.

Speaking on the incident, a business owner in the Ikeja area said business had resumed but a few were still scared to reopen

“Those boys destroyed a shop that sells clothes and the woman that owns the shop just loaded her shop with new clothing before the incident.

“The other shops sell different brands of phones, while the third deals in different electronics

“Police are here, they have been here since morning, they only moved to the side of the mall shortly because of the intensity of the sun. This place is safe,” he said.

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