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Chinese chamber deny banning Nigerian shoppers


The China General Chamber of Commerce in Nigeria has responded to recent allegations of discrimination against Nigerians at a Chinese supermarket within the Royal Choice Estate, Airport Road, Abuja. The supermarket, situated at the China General Chamber of Commerce, along Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Road, was accused of restricting entry to only Chinese citizens, sparking outrage among Nigerians.

However, according to the chamber’s Secretary, Mr. Cui Guangzheng, the estate housing the supermarket and the commerce building is not entirely a supermarket.

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He said, “The Royal Choice Estate comprises an office complex and residential apartments. The residential area of the estate consists of private residents who adhere to security protocols in granting access to external visitors.”

Guangzheng clarified that the supermarket is located in the residential area of the estate, unrelated to the China Chamber of Commerce in Nigeria.

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He emphasized that no individual was subjected to discrimination or denied access to the estate or supermarket to purchase groceries, as widely believed.

The China General Chamber of Commerce emphasized its commitment to equality and inclusiveness, welcoming first-hand visits to witness the truth.

“Our principles are to enhance friendship between the people of both countries and promote economic development,” the secretary said.

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WUZUPNIGERIA had earlier reported that the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission sealed the supermarket on Monday following reports of the discriminatory policy.

The chamber expressed regret over the altercation at the estate’s entrance gate between security personnel and a customer, emphasizing that it does not reflect the official position of the estate management or the chamber of commerce.