The Lagos State government has debunked a media report which accused an Ikeja based Chinese restaurant of engaging in racial discrimination against potential Nigerian customers recently.
According to a statement issued by the Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture, officers from the Ministry who were sent, incognito, to investigate and verify the claim, noted that the allegation was found untrue and false.
The release stated that the officers were admitted and served at the restaurant without any form of discrimination, revealing that the restaurant had a number of Nigerian employees while pepper soup was also an item on the menu.
It added that the restaurant had been registered with the Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture since 2016 as required by law.
The statement, however, maintained that as the regulators of eateries, restaurants, hotels and other hospitality facilities in Lagos State, the Tourism Ministry will conduct further investigations to verify the claim of racism levelled against the restaurant and its subsidiaries.