All 25 outlets of Shoprite in Nigeria has been shut down by workers, who are currently embarking on industrial action over the sale of the company to Tayo Amusan’s Jara.


The agreement papers signed by staff members shows that many of them were to work with Shoprite South Africa until somewhere in the range of 2035 and 2040.

After the announcement of the current administration set to exit in June, therefore the staff requests to be paid off instead of being at the risk of getting laid off after they move to another Nigerian organization, however, Shoprite seems to be uninterested in the demand.


Shoprite in August 2020 announced the commencement of the formal process to end its operation in Nigeria after which different approaches from various potential investors, and in line with our re-evaluation of the group’s operating model in Nigeria.


Shoprite Nigeria operates around 25 outlets nationwide and utilizes more than 2,000 employees, of which a considerable number are Nigerians, on the other hand, Amusan, owns Persianas Nigeria Limited, a property development organization that he established in 1990. In 2004, he launched The Palms. Inferable from the accomplishment of The Palms in Lagos, he floated three extra shopping centres in Enugu, Kwara, Ota and Ibadan.

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