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Airtel Touching Lives comes on screen

By Adebayo Dawodu
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Leading telecoms operator, Airtel Nigeria, held a colourful event yesterday (December 19th) to premiere a new, emotion-laden television series, Airtel Touching Lives, a revolutionary CSR intervention that is focused on empowering underprivileged individuals, communities and groups in the society.

The premiere, which was an emotion-evoking event, brought to limelight the commitment and kind-heartedness of Airtel in uplifting underprivileged people across Nigeria through its CSR interventions.

Airtel's Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Segun Ogunsanya, at the event, described the initiative as a philanthropic gesture of the Telco to connect emotionally with Nigerians and alleviate the suffering of helpless people across the country.

“This, without a doubt, underscores our determination to enrich lives and contribute to humanity. And the premiere tonight 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,” Ogunsanya said.

The event which held at Oriental Hotel, Lagos, was graced 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; Chairman of Airtel Nigeria, Justice Alfa Belgore, RTD, (GCON) and HRH, Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu




Chairman, Airtel Nigeria, Justice Alfa Belgore, Rtd; HRH, Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu and Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Mr. Segun Ogunsanya at the premiere of Airtel Touching Lives TV series held in Lagos on Thursday.


Deputy Governor of the State of Osun, Otunba Titilayo Laoye-Tomori; Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Mr. Segun Ogunsanya; Ogun State First Lady, Mrs. Olufunso Amosun with HRH, Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu while reciting the national anthem during the premiere of Airtel Touching Lives TV series held in Lagos on Thursday.


Deputy Governor of the State of Osun, Otunba Titilayo Laoye-Tomori; Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Mr. Segun Ogunsanya with the First Lady of Ogun State, Mrs. Olufunso Amosun at the premiere of Airtel Touching Lives TV series held in Lagos on Thursday.


Deputy Governor of the State of Osun, Otunba Titilayo Laoye-Tomori; United States Consul General in Nigeria, Jeffrey J. Hawkins with Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Mr. Segun Ogunsanya during the premiere of Airtel Touching Lives TV series held in Lagos on Thursday.