FAAN shuts down KFC outlet at MMIA over passengers discriminatory treatment

The management of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Thursday revealed that it shuts down  KFC outlet at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos over passengers discriminatory treatment.

The Director, Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, FAAN, Mrs Obiageli Orah in a statement stated that “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 disabilityof that person” , the management of the FAAN has closed the KFC facility at the MMIA in Lagos with effect from Thursday.

“This is as a result of a social media report by a Passenger with Reduced Mobility (PRM ), alleging discriminatory treatment he received at the MMIA, Lagos.”

 The MD/CE of FAAN, Mrs Olubunmi, Kuku intervened swiftly by deploying a management team  comprising the Director, Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, 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 .

The statement noted that, “It is based on the findings of the team that FAAN has shut down the KFC facility  at the MMA, where the incident  occurred.”

According to her,  FAAN 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,” the statement added.

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