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Shoprite opens biggest Sub- saharan outlet in ibadan

20 June 2014, 16:33

Ibadan – Shoprite on Thursday opened its biggest store in Sub-Saharan Africa in Ibadan.

Fatai Oshungboye, the Ibadan Branch Manager of Shoprite, said the new office complex in the Oyo State capital was the largest in West Africa with a staff strength of 400.

Oshungboye spoke shortly after the inauguration of the complex on Ring Road.

He said that apart from providing employment opportunities, Nigerians now have the opportunity to buy goods and services at cheaper prices.

"We have employed 250 staff and 150 persons as support staff without taking into consideration ethnic and religious sentiments.

Oshungboye also said Shoprite would open over 200 outlets across the country in the next five years.

"There are plans to open five more outlets before the end of the year and we are particularly considering Ota, Apapa, Festac and some parts of the South-South Zone of Nigeria.

"By bringing Shoprite outlets nearer to the people, we hope that they will visit less of open markets where the quality of goods and services are not guaranteed,” Oshungboye said.

 The new complex in Ibadan makes it the tenth in the country.

-      NAN

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