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Debola Daniel: Presidency Condemns Discrimination Incident at KFC

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Special Needs and Equal Opportunities Condemns Discrimination Incident at KFC

The Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Special Needs and Equal Opportunities expresses deep concern and condemnation regarding the discriminatory incident that transpired on March 27, 2024, at a KFC restaurant in the departure hall of Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos State.

Mr. Debola Daniel, a person with disability reliant on a wheelchair, was unjustly denied access to the lounge area of the aforementioned KFC establishment. Such discriminatory conduct is utterly unacceptable and violates the fundamental rights and dignity of individuals with disabilities.

The Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Special Needs and Equal Opportunities is committed to upholding the rights of all citizens, including those with disabilities, and will not tolerate discrimination or marginalization. We stand in solidarity with Mr Debola Daniel and all individuals who face similar prejudice and injustice.

We hereby pledge to vigorously pursue this matter until the narrative is changed, and redress is found. Additionally, we demand a public apology from KFC, to be published in national dailies, for their perverse discrimination and misconduct. Failure to heed this demand will result in legal action, as we will not hesitate to seek justice through the appropriate channels.

Discrimination against persons with disabilities has no place in our society, and we call upon all stakeholders to join us in ensuring equal access and opportunities for all. Let us work together to create a more inclusive and equitable Nigeria.