The South African groceries chain, Shoprite located in Sango-Ota, Ogun State to loose millions of naira as Nigerians in the State celebrate the Eid-El- Kabir festival on Sunday.
This is as a result of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) shutdown Shoprite, one of the major South African businesses in Nigeria on Saturday over xenophobic attracts on Nigerians living in South Africa.
The Students shut the mall on the third day of their protest organised to register their grievances against South African businesses in Ogun state over Nigerians being killed in South Africa over xenophobia.
The mall was shutdown around 11:10am in the presence of the Police while customers were horridly ordered out of the mall.
The students were armed with placards with inscriptions such as, “South Africans must go”, “Enough of the killings of our brothers, sisters and relatives in South Africa”, “You can’t continue to kill our people and still feed fat on us”, among others.
Addressing journalists during the peaceful protest, the National Public Relations Officer of NANS, Azeez Adeyemi said, “NANS leadership under the President, Comrade Danielson Bamidele has resolved to champion the struggle of putting senses back into the heartless, lawless and wicked South Africans and the government of South Africa, who have derived pleasure and sees it as a norm, the continuous xenophobic attacks on Nigerians residents in South Africa.
“The fact remains, that South Africa businesses (MTN, Stanbic IBTC, ShopRite and Co) in Nigeria are thriving very well while South Africans derives pleasure in killing, maiming and looting Nigerians in South Africa of there belongings, the time to act is now.
“NANS struggle against xenophobia has moved beyond ordinary street protests, our target now is to mobilise Nigerian students and Nigerians by extension, towards truncating the smooth runnings of South African Businesses thriving well in Nigeria. No doubt, in the continued course of this struggle, the South African economy will no doubt be distabilised, and we are sure by then, South African government shall see it important to call the animals in human skin over there to order.
“We shall resume here at ShopRite, Stanbic IBTC, MTN and Multi-Choice on Wednesday for a total shut down. This is an Aluta that will continue, until victory of purpose is achieved,” Adeyemi affirmed.