Airtel Nigeria recently launched the fourth edition of its flagship CSR initiative, ‘Touching Lives’.
The initiative was designed to uplift the downtrodden and offer practical support to needy Nigerians across the country.
Segun Ogunsanya, managing director and chief executive officer of Airtel Nigeria, speaking at the press launch of the initiative, said the company is committed to helping the less privileged in the society.
“While the Government and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) cannot do it all, we have a responsibility to contribute our quota in making Nigeria a better place.
“As we commence the fourth edition, we are calling on well-meaning Nigerians to nominate causes and persons who require help. The process is simple; once you nominate an individual or cause, our team will review and assess the situation and determine if a follow-up visit will be required”, Ogunsanya said.
“Nominations are open to everyone via the 367 shortcodes. Also, emails can be sent to [email protected]
“Together, we all can make our society a better place if we join hands and collaborate to uplift the downtrodden around us”, he stated.
Entry to nominate underprivileged individuals, communities, and groups in their society, closes on January 5, 2018.
Winners of the previous edition, Olusegun Aina family’s story was a touching one. The couple recently gave birth to a set of twins (a boy and a girl) after losing three children to an inferno and became homeless through the incidence.
The initiative built and donated a multi-million Naira, ultra-modern 2-bedroom apartment for the family and also paid for all outstanding medical bills incurred while undergoing treatment for injuries sustained in the fire.
Other highlighst include the donation of laptops, digital voice recorder and other gadgets to Bethesda Home and School; procurement of prosthetic leg for Emmanuel Onyeka and Scholarship for his University education. A 9-year-old cancer patient, Pillar Egona also received N3m for her chemotherapy treatment.
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