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FAAN Closes KFC Outlet At Lagos Airport Over Alleged Discriminatory Act

By Stella Enenche, Abuja

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The Federal Airport Authority ( FAAN) has shut down the KFC facility at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport ( MMIA) in Lagos over an alleged discrimatory act against a Passenger with Reduced Mobility ( PRM).

According to a statement signed by the authority’s Director, Public Affairs and Consumer Protection,Mrs Obiageli Orah, the closure takes effect from March 28,2024.

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The statement added that the closure,”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.

“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 on the basis of the disability of that person.

“The MD/CE 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.

Furthermore 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.

“FAAN uses this medium to express our unreserved apology to the affected Passenger with Reduced Mobility and assures all airport users that we shall continue to work tirelessly to ensure that the rights of every passenger are not infringed upon”.

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