Chicken Republic explains what happened to the dancing security guards
Chicken Republic, a leading fast food restaurant in Nigeria, reacted to the outrage at reports that two of his security guards seen dancing in a viral video were sacked.
The clip, which appears to have caused some excitement among Nigerians on social media, captured the two guards, complete with their uniforms, dancing beautifully as they were on duty at one of the Chicken Republic stores.
reports, including social media videossuggested that the two guards had been fired, with some angry Nigerians publicly offering to provide them with another job.
Some Nigerians said Chicken Republic could have done better by using the clip to market their brand.
But Chicken Republic denied on Friday that the two guards had been fired.
“It’s disappointing that some people feel like Chicken Republic fired these security guards for dancing in our stores, that’s not true, and therefore we need to set the record straight,” the company said in a statement on Twitter.
The guards are officials from a private security company to which Chicken Republic has outsourced its security services, the company said.
“When the management of the private security company saw the two security guards dancing in the video, they were concerned that the security guards, while dancing, were not necessarily carrying out their duties responsibly and, as as such, were probably not fully focused on their primary responsibility, which is your safety and security.
“There are always many sides to every story, and as a company, we take your feedback very seriously.
“We followed up with the security company, and they assured us that the security guards weren’t fired, were paid, and were offered refresher training,” Chicken Republic said, in the press release.
Chicken Republic said it was in close communication with the security company and assured Nigerians it would ensure the two guards “are treated fairly and with respect”.
“As a company, Chicken Republic encourages all staff to have fun at work, and it shows in the many songs, dances and ‘Nice, Nice!’ chants that you will often hear in our stores, as you frequent them,” the statement read.
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