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FAAN shuts down KFC outlet at MMIA over alleged discriminatory treatment of Senator Son 

FAAN shuts down KFC outlet at MMIA over alleged discriminatory treatment of Senator Son

Following a social media report by a Passenger with Reduced Mobility, PRM, alleging discriminatory treatment he received at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, has shut down operations of the KFC outlet at the airport.

FAAN, in a statement by the Director of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, Mrs Obiageli Orah, stated that it was in line with  Lagos  State Law on People with Special Needs.

Orah stated that the management of KFC has been instructed to tender an apology to the affected PRM, just as it requested that a policy statement of non-discrimination be written and pasted at their facility’s door post before it resumes operation.

The statement reads: “In line with  Lagos  State law on People with Special Needs, Part C, section 55 of  General Provisions on Discrimination which states that, ‘A person shall not deprive another person of access to any place, vehicle or facility that members of the public are entitled to enter or use based on the disability of that person’, the management of FAAN has closed the KFC facility at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos with effect from March 28, 2024.
“This is as a result of a social media report by a Passenger with Reduced Mobility, PRM, alleging discriminatory treatment he received at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

“The MD/CEO of FAAN, Mrs Olubunmi Kuku intervened swiftly by deploying a management team comprising the Director, Public Affairs and Consumer Protection,  Mrs Obiageli Orah, the Regional  Manager  South-West, Mr Sunday Ayodele, Ag. General Manager Public Affairs, Mrs Ijeoma Nwosu-Igbo and the International Terminal Manager, Mr Kerri, to investigate the allegation.

“It is based on the findings of the team that FAAN  has shut down the KFC facility at the MMA, where the incident occurred.
“The Authority has instructed that the KFC Management should tender an unreserved apology, in writing,  to the affected PRM and a policy statement  of non-discrimination be written  and pasted conspicuously at the door post of their facility at MMIA before it resumes operation”

it will be recalled that Senator Gbenga Daniel’s son, Debola Daniel has called out a popular fast food restaurant, KFC, located at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos for allegedly denying him entry into their lounge because of his wheelchair.

Debola Daniel who condemned the act which he termed ‘vile discrimination’ on his Twitter page said “To be disabled in Nigeria is to be undesirable”.
Below are excerpts of his words where he asked if he was not human enough for KFC :
“Being disabled often rolls over my spirit, leaving behind a trail of shattered dignity and forgotten humanity. Nowhere more so than in Nigeria.

“The vile discrimination I faced today at one of these global fast food restaurants, I don’t think I can find the words, but I will search for them because enough is enough.

“I have never been the type of person to make a fuss or complain about my disability. My approach has always been “laissez faire”. Ultimately, it is what it is. It is a part of my identity and like everyone else, I have my days of self-doubt and confusion as to how/if I fit in society.
“To be disabled in Nigeria is to be undesirable, unwelcome and unaccepted. As I’ve said before, it’s a lonely, scary and isolated place.

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