No Racist Restaurant In Lagos – Steve Ayorinde, Commissioner For Tourism, Arts And Culture
Lagos State government has issued an official statement on the viral
reports of a possible racist Chinese restaurant in Ikeja, engaged in
racial discrimination against potential Nigerian customers.
According to the statement signed by Steve Ayorinde, the Commissioner for Tourism, Arts & Culture, ‘our
officers were sent to investigate the veracity of the claim. The two
officers who went there on Monday did so incognito and found the
allegations to be false’,
The statement continues to say;
The officers were served without any questions or discrimination.
They also took photographs without being noticed. Our officers also
observed that the restaurant had a number of Nigerians working inside
there and did similarly observe that peppersoup, a Nigerian delicacy is
also on the menu.
More, importantly, the restaurant has been registered with the Lagos
State Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture since 2016 as required by
As the regulators of eateries, restaurants, hotels, and other
hospitality facilities in Lagos State, the Ministry of Tourism Arts and
Tourism will further investigate this claim, beyond what our findings on
Monday revealed and will be vigilant about the activities of this
restaurant and its subsidiary.