The Nigerian Government through the Consumer Protection Commission has closed down a Chinese-owned supermarket based in the Jabi area of Abuja.
This is in a bid to prevent the deadly coronavirus from entering into Nigeria.
The FCCPC in a series of tweets said that it had confiscated some frozen food items illegally imported from China.
The pictures of some of the frozen food items posted on Twitter showed that they had expiry dates of 2089, which further aroused suspicion that they were not certified by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control.
The commission in the tweet said, “The FCCPC inspected Panda Supermarket, Jabi, on credible reports that it discriminated and had a concealed area for Asian nationals. The allegation was confirmed. Seafood and animal products imported illegally from China were discovered.
“The store was closed for cautionary reasons considering the Coronavirus. Products with expired and irregular shelf life were also discovered at Panda. Regulatory activities to remove all such products from the supermarket continue.”