Airtel Reaffirms Commitment to Empowering Underprivileged Nigerians

By Adebayo Dawodu

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Airtel Nigeria, Mr. Segun Ogunsanya, has reaffirmed the company's commitment to empowering underprivileged Nigerians through its revolutionary CSR intervention tagged Touching Lives.

Speaking, recently, at the premiere of the Touching Lives TV series at the Oriental Hotel in Lagos, Mr. Ogunsanya noted that well-meaning individuals and corporate organisations should commit effort towards extending help to the underprivileged as this will go a long way in creating a prosperous society for all.

According to him, Airtel is committed and will continue to provide solid platforms that will empower underprivileged persons as well as transform the lives of many in the society.

“Airtel Touching Livesunderscores our determination to enrich lives and contribute to humanity. And the premiere marks the beginning of a new journey in providing empowerment and a major lifeline for thousands of Nigerians.

“At Airtel, we are passionate about the people we serve and the Nigerian society. Airtel Touching Lives provides a platform for the underprivileged in our society to be identified, listened to and also cared for. For us, it is a commitment to connect with millions of Nigerians, alleviate their suffering and bring smile to their faces,” he said.

Airtel Touching Lives is a reality television show with an overriding objective of identifying underprivileged persons/people with needs and offering to them, solid platforms and opportunities that will emancipate these individuals from the shackles of poverty, despair and hopelessness.

According to Ogunsanya, Touching lives marks a significant milestone in Airtel's history of CSR interventions in the country as it is a major philanthropic gesture by the Telco to connect emotionally with Nigerians to alleviate the suffering of helpless people across the country.

The premiere was attended by top government functionaries, captains of industries, royal fathers, NGOs, media partners, and other distinguished guest from all walks of life. Some of the dignitaries at the event include Deputy Governor of the State of Osun, Otunba Titilayo Laoye-Tomori; United States Consul General in Nigeria, Jeffrey J. Hawkins; Ogun State First Lady, Mrs. Olufunsho Amosun and HRH, Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu.