Lagos Deputy Governor, Dame Fashola, Mrs. Imoke to Grace Airtel Touching Lives Premiere

As Ogun First Lady, Mrs. Amosun, Also Confirms Attendance

By Adebayo Dawodu

Lagos, Nigeria; December 15th, 2014: With three days to the much anticipated official premiere of Airtel Touching Lives, a reality television programme focused on uplifting underprivileged Nigerians, several top personalities including the Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Adejoke Adefulire, the First Lady of Lagos State, Dame Abimbola Fashola, the First Lady of Cross Rivers State, Mrs. Obioma Imoke and the First Lady of Ogun State, Mrs. Olufunso Amosun, have confirmed their attendance of the event.

Also confirmed to attend the premiere, which is billed to hold at the prestigious Oriental Hotel Victoria Island Lagos on Thursday, December 18, 2014, are several corporate leaders and society bigwigs, including Managing Directors and Chief Executive Officers of leading multinationals and Banks.

The show, which will be anchored by popular On-Air-Personality (OAP), Wana Udobang and renowned Delta State born comedian, Bovi Ugboma, will feature performances from A-list artiste, Yinka Davies; select episodes from the Touching Lives series, interviews from featured beneficiaries and good will messages from select public figures.

Touching Lives Season One will air on terrestrial and satellite television stations beginning from January 2015 and it has been tipped to redefine the television-viewing experience of Nigerians as it captures moving stories and emotive moments of how the downtrodden, neglected and less privileged are liberated from the shackles of poverty, despair and suffering.

Commenting on the programme, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Airtel Nigeria, Segun Ogunsanya, said: “We hope Touching Lives will not only resonate with Nigerians but inspire the more privileged people in society to continuously look for opportunities to assist the needy and the less privileged in our society.”

According to Ogunsanya, Airtel is part of the Nigerian society and “we feel the pain of poverty and hardship confronting many in the communities where we operate. We hope Touching Lives will offer relief to many and help us to connect emotionally with the communities and customers we serve.”