House of Representatives Committee on Disabilities Investigates Alleged Discrimination Against Adebola Daniel at KFC Outlet

The House of Representatives Committee on Disabilities has taken action following allegations of discrimination against Mr. Adebola Daniel, a person living with a disability and son of former Ogun State Governor, Gbenga Daniel, at a Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) outlet.

The committee’s chairman, Bashiru Ayinla, disclosed that the committee has invited the management of KFC to investigate the incident and ensure compliance with the Disability Act. Adebola Daniel, who uses a wheelchair, was reportedly denied access to the KFC outlet at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, with the manager allegedly stating, “No wheelchair allowed.”

Ayinla emphasized that such treatment is unacceptable and violates the principles of inclusivity and respect outlined in the Disability Act. He highlighted the challenges faced by individuals with disabilities in Nigeria and pledged the committee’s commitment to ensuring their rights are upheld.

Adebola Daniel shared his experience on social media, expressing frustration over the discrimination faced by people with disabilities in Nigeria. Ayinla stressed the importance of implementing key provisions of the Disability Act, such as access to public buildings and employment quotas, to protect the rights of individuals with disabilities.

While addressing concerns about the committee’s response, Ayinla affirmed that their actions are not influenced by the status of individuals involved but are aimed at promoting awareness and enforcing the Disability Act to safeguard the rights of all persons living with disabilities.

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