ADVERTISEMENT

FG shuts KFC outlet that 'humiliated' Gbenga Daniel's wheelchair-bound son

FAAN said the allegations against the restaurant were confirmed to be true.

FG shuts KFC outlet at MM2 over alleged discrimination against disabled Nigerian.

This move came less than a day after the airport branch of the fast-food restaurant allegedly humiliated a wheelchair user, Adebola Daniel, the son of former Ogun State Governor, Gbenga Daniel.

Sharing his experience, on Wednesday, March 27, 2024, Daniel said he was "made to feel “less than human" because of his disability.

He said while passing the time alongside his wife and siblings, at the restaurant ahead of his flight, a manager of the restaurant told him to leave the premises because "No wheelchairs allowed."

ADVERTISEMENT

“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. Never has this been more true than it has ever been today where I faced the worst sort of public humiliation that I have ever experienced. To think that this happened at an international brand, KFC at an international airport – Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos – is unthinkable,” he said.

Reacting, the Minister of Aviation, Festus Keyamo, posted a statement via his official X handle on Thursday, March 28, 2024, announcing that the restaurant has been shut down.

According to the statement signed by Obiageli Orah, the law clearly states, "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 on the basis of the disability of that person."

To confirm the allegations, FAAN's MD/CE, Olubunmi Kuku assembled a team to investigate the ex-governor's son's claims.

The team included other officials of the agency such as the Director of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, Obiageli Orah, and the Regional Manager South West, Sunday Ayodele, among others.

ADVERTISEMENT

Following the investigation, FAAN said the allegations were confirmed to be true and the agency proceeded to close the KFC facility.

As part of the corrective measures, KFC management has been instructed to issue a written apology to the affected individual and to publicly display a policy statement of non-discrimination at their facility.

This statement must be visibly placed at the entrance of the KFC outlet at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport before the establishment is allowed to resume operations.

This content was created with the help of an AI model and verified by the writer.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

Germany's longest-married couple celebrates 80th wedding anniversary

Germany's longest-married couple celebrates 80th wedding anniversary

Things will get better soon - Information minister assures Nigerians

Things will get better soon - Information minister assures Nigerians

The world can't afford to neglect Nigeria's economic potentials - Shettima

The world can't afford to neglect Nigeria's economic potentials - Shettima

Africa CDC commends Nigeria’s progress in routine immunisation

Africa CDC commends Nigeria’s progress in routine immunisation

Tinubu has brought remarkable progress to Nigeria - United Nations

Tinubu has brought remarkable progress to Nigeria - United Nations

My govt has been doing lots of work without noise, media show - Fubara

My govt has been doing lots of work without noise, media show - Fubara

Binance breached law, operated naira P2P in exchange for crypto assets - Witness

Binance breached law, operated naira P2P in exchange for crypto assets - Witness

Kano Court fixes June 5 for Ganduje's arraignment over bribery allegation

Kano Court fixes June 5 for Ganduje's arraignment over bribery allegation

Palliative not solution to rising cost of living, Zulum tells FG

Palliative not solution to rising cost of living, Zulum tells FG

Pulse Sports

'I want to be beautiful' - Sha’Carri Richardson on why she keeps long nails

Osimhen: PSG set for life after Mbappe with 200 BILLION NAIRA move for Super Eagles star

Osimhen: PSG set for life after Mbappe with 200 BILLION NAIRA move for Super Eagles star

Osimhen’s Champions League dream dies as Juventus and Bologna seal European qualification ahead of Napoli

Osimhen’s Champions League dream dies as Juventus and Bologna seal European qualification ahead of Napoli

Arteta’s Arsenal surpass Wenger's ‘Invincibles’ to break 20-year old Gunners’ record

Arteta’s Arsenal surpass Wenger's ‘Invincibles’ to break 20-year old Gunners’ record

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT