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KFC: The racist fast-food chain in Nigeria

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KFC: The racist fast-food chain in Nigeria

Following discrimination against Adebola Daniel, son of Gbenga Daniel, former governor of Ogun State, shows the racist character in the governance of the so-called fast-food chain making millions of naira in Nigeria with no respect for the citizens.

The action taken by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, to shut down the Kentucky Fried Chicken, KFC, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos, was not enough to earn respect for the citizens from the foreigners who established and made millions of naira in the country. There should be a complete banish of operation for such actions

On March 27, Adebola Daniel posted on his official X page about his experience at KFC, MMIA branch.
According to Daniel, the restaurant had stopped him and his family from entering, stating that ‘no wheelchairs were allowed’.

“Just as we were about to sit, the lady at the till, who was the manager, called out loudly, ‘No Wheelchairs Allowed’.

“She refused to listen to reason and stood her ground that at KFC, Nigeria Murtala Muhammed Airport branch, wheelchairs and wheelchair users of all shapes and sizes were not permitted on the premises and we should leave immediately.

“I have never been the type of person to make a fuss or complain about my disability.”

Reacting to the development, the Director of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection at FAAN, Obiageli Orah, said the authority had investigated the matter and made their decision.

Orah added that the shutdown will take effect from March 28.

The statement reads: “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 based on 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 from March 28, 2024.

“This 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.”

Similarly, the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, FCCPC, condemned the discrimination against Daniel.

FCCPC’s acting Executive Vice Chairman, EVC, and Chief Executive Officer, CEO, Adamu Abdullahi, in a statement said the commission strongly condemns any form of discrimination against consumers, especially those based on disability.

Abdullahi said the commission would work with relevant authorities to ensure appropriate redress for the aggrieved consumer.

He said the commission would also ensure KFC took full responsibility for its actions.

He stated that Section 17 of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Act (FCCPA), emphasises the obligation to eliminate practices detrimental to competition and consumer welfare to safeguard consumer interests.

Abdullahi said discriminatory actions, such as those witnessed at the KFC outlet, undermined their principles and would not be tolerated.

Nigerians should believe that this is not the first time KFC has been bullying and discriminating against the citizens, it was just unfortunate that the fast food chain got it wrong at this time, with the son of former governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel. If Adebola were to be a common citizen, this racist KFC would never issue an apology statement in such regard.

Nigeria lawmakers should look beyond this apology and act fast to ensure that such disgusting behaviour never occurs to any country’s citizens again. And Nigerians should keep in mind such discrimination could happen to their family without apology!

The Fast-food chain apologised to Adebola Daniel, over discriminatory treatment.
KFC, in a statement on its X page, expressed deep regret for the distress experienced by the customer and pledged swift action to address the issue.

Reacting to the accusation, KFC reiterated its commitment to opposing bias or discrimination in any shape or form, with inclusivity and respect as fundamental principles of its values.

The company, in a statement, said: “KFC is unwavering in our stance against bias or discrimination in any form, with inclusivity and respect as non-negotiable pillars of our values.

“However, this recent incident has underscored the pressing need for immediate action. We have embarked on efforts to address the situation.

“We deeply regret the frustration and distress experienced by our guest and extend sincere apologies to those affected.
“In response, we are urgently implementing inclusion training for all our employees. This incident is not reflective of our standards, and we will act swiftly to rectify it.

“We are actively exploring actions to equip our team members and restaurants better to ensure that every guest feels genuinely welcomed and that we deliver empathetic customer service that proactively addresses the diverse needs of each guest.”

 

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NiMet, TAHMO sign MoU to expand network of weather stations across Nigeria

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The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), on Tuesday, 16th April, 2024, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), on Tuesday, 16th April, 2024, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Trans-African Hydro-Meteorological Observatory (TAHMO), a non-governmental agency, to expand NiMet’s network of weather stations across Nigeria.

Signing the MoU on behalf of NiMet, the Director General, Chief Executive Officer of NiMet, and Nigeria’s permanent representative with World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Professor Charles Anosike said;
“On behalf of NiMet, I am proud to be associated with the TAHMO project. NiMet wishes to further the engagement by extending it to the marine sector as well”.

Els Veenjoven and Prof. Ahmed Balogun signed on behalf of the TAHMO project.

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Ogunbayo’s mother who lives for 108-year gets burial date

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The families of Ogunbayo and Ogundimu have announced the burial events for their beloved mother, wife, grandmother, great grandmother

The families of Ogunbayo and Ogundimu have announced the burial events for their beloved mother, wife, grandmother, great grandmother and mother-in-law, late Mrs. Emilt Olusanjo Aduke Ogunbayo (Nee Ogundimu, a.k.a Iya Elewa).

A statement from Chief Segun Ogunbayo, read, “The Ogunbayo and Ogundimu families have announced a burial schedule for my late mother, who has left a legacy of love and kindness and liveliness. Wake Keep Service at Ogunbayo’s compound, Iyetedo by MAPOLY road, G.R. Ojere Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Thursday 18th April 2024, at 5:pm.

Chief Segun Ogunbayo who is also the Chairman of Celestial Church of Christ, Seed of Mustard Cathedral (Oko-Oba III) further explained that the burial service will take place at St. Paul Anglican Church, Sodubi, Onikolobo, Abeokuta on Friday 19th April, 2024, at 11:am, while entertainment of guests follows immediately at Abeokuta Girls Grammar School (AGGS), Onikolobo, Abeokuta.

The guest entertainer is popular musician Wole Papa.

“Kindly join us as we share the best and last moments with our mother who had lived for 108 years on earth.”

 

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What you must know about new Electricity Tariff hike in Nigeria

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What you must know about new Electricity Tariff hike in Nigeria

Following the approval of a 250 per cent electricity tariff hike by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission on Wednesday, DAILY POST outlines what Nigerians should know about the hike.

Recall that NERC approved N225 per Kilowatt for ‘Band A’ electricity customers in Nigeria.

The development represents a significant shift from electricity subsidy in the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry amid persistent epileptic power supply nationwide.

Customers Affected by Hike

NERC said that only Band A customers received at least 20 hours of power supplies from the eleven electricity distribution companies.

According to the Vice Chairman of NERC, Musiliu Oseni, only 15 per of the 12.12 million electricity customers in Nigeria are affected.

He explained that the tariff hike would not affect customers on B, C, D, and E, having less than 20 hours of power supply.

Implication of New Electricity Tariff

The hike implies that electricity consumers under Band A will pay 250 per cent more to get a power supply.

This means a complete electricity subsidy removal for customers under Band A.

Band A customers fall within 15 per cent of households in Urban areas in Nigeria.

According to NERC, Band A customers consume 40 per cent of electricity in the country.

However, the hike will not lead to an improvement in the electricity supply to the affected customers.

Date of hike commencement

According to the new tariff order, Discos commenced the implementation of the new electricity tariff on Wednesday, 3rd April 2024.

This means customers under Band A have begun paying 300 per cent more for electricity.

Meanwhile, since January 2024, customers across all bands have suffered epileptic power supply in Nigeria.

The Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, blamed gas constraints for the erratic power supply in Nigeria.

Source: Daily post

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CEWHIN holds town hall meeting on SGBV in Ojo

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As part of its community awareness creation on strengthening existing VAWG/SGBV prevention and response structure for women and girls with disabilities, the Centre for Women’s Health and Information (CEWHIN) has held a town hall meeting in Ojo Local Government area of Lagos State to educate the people and ultimately reduce the challenges of SGBV in the area.

One of the participants, Caroline Ibeh Esq, who is the Vice Chairperson of International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Badagry chapter, said: “SGBV cases in Ojo and Alimosho local governments are terrible. I sit every Thursday in Lagos State University and I know what I go through.

“This training by CEWHIN would help to spread the campaign against SGBV. The participants will go and tell others. So many of them were asking questions about rape. They didn’t know and if they knew they didn’t know the implication. Now they are aware.

Another participant, Superior Evangelist Mathias Sefon said he learnt a lot of things during the meeting. “I have always heard about domestic violence but I did know it’s this wide. The explanation is very detailed and I will take it home and let the people at home know that when we are talking about domestic violence it is not only one thing. It could be physical violence, emotional violence, sexual, economic and so on. Right from my church, I will let the members know about what we have been taught here today and the penalties that await perpetrators.

One of the facilitators, Precious Eberechukwu spoke on the overview of gender based violence and its impact on community members, women and other vulnerable populations. She said: “The participants learnt how to respond to issues of gender based violence around them, and the reporting channels. We have empowered them to know their rights and different referral pathways in Lagos State that address issues of gender based violence.”

Elated by the success of the meeting, the Programme officer of CEWHIN, Pamela Stephen said: “We need to see people with disabilities as human beings. They are not abnormal. They have rights like everyone else. It is the duty of everyone to make sure we live in a world that is devoid of sexual and gender based violence on women and girls especially women and girls with disability.”

 

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