Nigerian fast-food chain and franchise, Chicken Republic, which specializes in chicken recipes, especially fried chicken has responded to the report it fired two of its security guards who were seen dancing on duty.
According to Chicken Republic, the company didn’t fire any of the gentlemen who were seen in the viral video, but it was clarified that the two security guards weren’t working under Chicken Republic.
It noted that Chicken Republic outsources its security to various private security companies that specialize in these services. And what this means is that the two security guards who were captured dancing, work for such a private security company.
And on seeing the two security guards in the video which had already gone viral on the internet, the private security company had concerns that the security officers, while dancing, were not necessarily conducting their duties responsibly and as such, were probably not fully focused on their core responsibility, which is, customer’s safety and security.
But at the moment, the statement made it clear that the security company hasn’t fired the two security guards, but has only retrained them from some of their duties.
Chicken Republic added that it’s assuring all the concerned public that they’re in touch and in communication with the private security company, who has also assured them that the two security guards won’t be sacked.
“Chicken Republic Responds to Security Guard Video
“We’d like to thank our loyal followers and customers for the feedback received on the various social media threads.
“As a company, Chicken Republic encourages all staff to have fun at work, and this is evident in the multiple songs, dances and “Nice, Nice!” chants that you will often hear in our stores, whilst you are patronizing them.
“It is disappointing that some people may have the impression that Chicken Republic fired these security guards for dancing in our stores, this is not true, and hence we need to set the record straight.
“We take the safety and security of our customers, staff, and assets very seriously and as such, we outsource our security to various private security companies that specialize in these services.
“The two security guards in the video work for such a private security company. When the management of the private security company saw the two security guards dancing in the video, they had concerns that the security officers, whilst dancing, were not necessarily conducting their duties responsibly and as such, were probably not fully focused on their core responsibility, which is, your safety and your security.
“There are always multiple sides to every story, and as a company we have taken your feedback very seriously. We have followed up with the security company, and they have assured us that the security guards have not been fired, have been paid their dues and have been offered some retraining.
“We value your opinions and have heard you! We can assure you that we are in close communication with the security company and will ensure that everyone is treated fairly and with respect.”
Recall that a day ago, a video went viral on the internet, which showed two gentlemen, who were identified as security guards working for Chicken Republic, dancing in front of the restaurant’s entrance.
Reactions trailed social media, where many people shared thoughts as regards the viral video. Hours later, reports made the rounds that the two gentlemen have been sacked by Chicken Republic.
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