House of Reps summon KFC management for discriminating against Sen. Gbenga Daniel’s son

The House of Representatives Committee on Disabilities has invited the management of Kentucky Fried Chicken KFC) over the alleged ill-treatment of Mr Adebola Daniel, son of former Ogun State Governor Gbenga Daniel.

The committee’s chairman, Bashiru Ayinla, disclosed this on Tuesday while briefing House of Representatives correspondents at the National Assembly Complex, Abuja.

Ayinla, a member of the All Progressives Congress representing Oshodi/Isolo-1 Federal Constituency, Lagos State, said the committee would ensure that the provisions of the law punish those found to have breached the Disability Act.

Adebola, a wheelchair user based in the UK, was denied access to the KFC outlet within the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, last week, with the manager quoted as saying, “No wheelchair allowed.”

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The food outlet has since apologised on its Twitter page. 

Speaking on the development, the lawmaker said, “We have invited KFC, and there will be an investigation based on House rules.

“The discriminatory incident, highlighted by Mr Daniel’s public account, sheds light on the challenges being faced by individuals with disabilities in Nigeria.

“Mr Daniel, a wheelchair user, faced humiliation when he was refused entry to the KFC outlet, with the manager stating, ‘No wheelchair allowed.’ 

This treatment is unacceptable and goes against the principles of inclusivity and respect, and it is a violation of the Disability Act.”

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