FAAN Shuts Down KFC Outlet At MMIA

FAAN Shuts Down KFC Outlet At MMIA

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 management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has closed the KFC facility at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos with effect from March 28, 2024.
A statement signed by FAAN’s Director, Public Affairs and Consumer Protection. Mrs Obiageli Orah says 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.
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.
The Authority has instructed that the KFC Management should tender an unreserved apology,
in writing,  to the affected PRM and  that 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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Albinus Chiedu

Albinus Chiedu is a journalist, aviation media consultant, events management professional, and author. He has practiced journalism since 2000.

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