China Chamber of Commerce denies refusing Nigerians access to supermarket in Abuja

The China General Chamber of Commerce, CGCC in Abuja, Nigeria, says no Nigerian was denied access to its Chinese Supermarket at Royal Choice Estate.

Cui Guangzheng, secretary of the China Chamber of Commerce, spoke in a statement on Monday in Abuja.

Royal Choice sells Chinese foods and beverages at the China General Chamber of Commerce.

The statement follows the viral video of a resident who alleged that Nigerians were restricted from the Chinese Supermarket.

Responding to the allegation, the Nigerian government, through the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC), summoned the Supermarket owners on Monday for allegedly refusing to sell to Nigerians.

FCCPC also directed the Supermarket to produce and provide its Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) status report showing the details of all directors as well as “any lease agreements”.

However, Guangzheng said the Supermarket has never discriminated against any individual.

He also reiterated the commitment of the chamber to ensuring equality and inclusiveness.

“The China Chamber of Commerce is one of several enterprises using the facility, and the supermarket in question is located in the residential area of the estate,” he said.

“No individual was subjected to discrimination or denied access to the estate or Supermarket to purchase groceries as widely believed.

“We regret any altercation at the estate’s entrance gate between the security personnel and a customer; it does not reflect the official position of the estate management or the chamber of commerce.”

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