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House of Reps summon KFC over discrimation against People with Disability

Boom RadioNG | April 2, 2024

The Committee on Disabilities of House of Representatives has summoned the management of Kentucky Fried Chicken, KFC, over allegations of discriminatory treatment towards Mr Adebola Daniel, a person with disability and son of former Ogun State Governor, Sen. Gbenga Daniel.

This was made known to newsmen by Chairman of the committee, Bashiru Ayinla, at the National Assembly Complex, Abuja.

Hon. Ayinla, representing Oshodi/Isolo-1 Federal Constituency, Lagos State, vowed that the committee would ensure that any violation of the Disability Act is met with appropriate punishment under the law.

Expressing his dismay, Ayinla stated the gravity of the situation, saying, “The discriminatory incident sheds light on the challenges being faced by individuals with disabilities in Nigeria and the treatment is unacceptable and is a violation of the Disability Act.

House of Representatives, Federal Republic of Nigeria

The Committee Chairman pointed out the importance of enforcing the Disability Act to safeguard the rights of persons with disabilities, stressing the need for compliance with its provisions, particularly regarding access to public spaces and employment quotas adding that the denial of individuals with disabilities access to public spaces is not only disrespectful “but also undermines ongoing efforts to implement the Disability Act”.

He pledged the readiness of the House to engage with communities to kick-start the full implementation of the Disability Act and also urged state governments to domesticate the Disability Act.

Last week, the said incident occurred at the KFC outlet within the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, where Mr. Daniel, a wheelchair user, was reportedly denied entry with the manager allegedly stating, “No wheelchair allowed” and he took to his social media page on X to air his grieviances.



Dolupo Balogun

Written by Boom RadioNG


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