Persianas Group, a co-investor of Ketron Investment Limited, has today announced its agreement with The Edo State Government for the development and construction of a Shoprite outlet in a new mall to be built in Benin City, the Edo State capital.
According to the Chairman, Persianas Group, Mr Tayo Amusan, the expansion signals the company’s commitment to its mission and vision for Shoprite in Nigeria.
“We are excited to bring Shoprite to Edo State. More importantly, the willingness of the state to see the establishment of a new shopping outlet fills us with more optimism as we work towards contributing to the growth and development of this state,” he said.
“Rest assured, we will ensure the establishment of a novel and elevated shopping experience for the people of Edo. it will be characterised by cutting-edge technology and state-of-the-art infrastructure, and of course a source of gainful employment for many of the people of Edo State ” he concluded.
Tayo Amusan also confirmed transformation plans for the headquarters of the State Library located in the proposed location of the new mall. He stated that “as part of the conditions agreed with the Edo State Government, a new library will be constructed within the premises of the new mall. This will ensure that Edo residents, who frequent the facility, enjoy a conducive and enabling environment for learning.”
Amusan expressed satisfaction with the developmental strides of the Obaseki-led administration, commending the governor for prioritising the welfare and livelihoods of the Edo people. “We are elated with the development of the mall as we have the experience to do business in the state, as we have done with our JARA stores in Edo State,” he added.