RESTAURANT MANAGER WHO SHUT ITS DOORS AGAINST UNCHAPERONED WOMEN TO BE FIRED.
A restaurant manager who shut its doors against two women for not having a man accompany them on Saturday, November 9 might lose his job.
“I got kicked out of Harzoyka restaurant in GRA Ikeja today because according to them, they have a new policy - no women allowed. This is a restaurant I've visited multiple times in the past few years,” Nana Salaudeen, a journalist living in Lagos recounted her sad experience on Twitter.
The journalist said she was told she could only eat at the restaurant if she is being chaperoned by a man.
Shortly after the incident, a news media organization, All News reported that the manager of Harzoyka restaurant identified as Dipah, an Indian, confirmed the incident saying female customers occupy spaces for two to three hours in the restaurant, ordering only bottled water or a drink, while high-profile customers won't get seats when they arrive.
However, when Eons Intelligence contacted the owner of the restaurant Engineer Osuntuyi, he said left behind no such policy. “There is no such policy at all, it’s a wrong impression they must have given whoever came.”
When confronted with the report that his manager named Dipah sent the ladies out because women allegedly just buy water, he asked for time to investigate the claim but confirmed that he has a manager named Dipah.
“Oh yes, we have a manager called Dipah. If he said it, he may get sacked from there. I am not aware of this, I will have to investigate,” he told Eons Intelligence.
“This is 20th century, how can somebody be saying a woman can not come in.
We are not in the stone age. I will never condone that. I am the owner of the restaurant I would never condone such a thing, such a policy saying a woman can not come in, no.
Engnr Osuntuyi admitted that as a COVID 19 precaution, he left a standing instruction that once the restuarant is full, no one must be allowed in until those in are out, adding that it was “purely in compliance with the Lagos State safety commission regulation.”
Because they told us that we must not have too many people in the restaurant at a time. So I’m afraid it’s a very wrong impression.
This 20th century, how can somebody be saying a woman can not come in. We are not in the stone age. I will never condone that.