Osinbajo, Belgore To Grace Premiere of Airtel Touching Lives Season 2

By Adebayo Dawodu

The wife of the Vice President, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo and former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Hon. Justice S.M.A. Belgore, GCON, among other high profile invitees, have confirmed they would attend the premiere of Airtel Touching Lives Season Two billed to hold next Thursday, 14th January, 2016, at the Congress Hall, Transcorp Hilton, Abuja.

Also expected at the event are the Senate President, Bukola Saraki; Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara; Minister of Works, Power & Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola; Minister of Information & Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed; Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu and Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, among top government functionaries.

Captains of industry, heads of agencies, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), philanthropists and notable media proprietors are also expected to grace the occasion.

Airtel Touching Lives is an inspiring corporate social responsibility initiative that seeks to offer practical relief, succour, hope, opportunities and credible platforms to liberate and empower the underprivileged, disadvantaged and hard to reach persons in the society.

The activities of Airtel Touching Lives are recorded and produced for national television with a view to promoting the spirit of giving, self-sacrifice and love among Nigerians.

Following a successful and widely acclaimed Season One, Airtel Nigeria, last August, announced the Season 2 of the Touching Lives CSR programme and subsequently received thousands of entries/nominations in form of email, SMS and letters.

Speaking at the launch of Touching Lives Season 2, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Mr. Segun Ogunsanya said the telco rolled out the second edition of the revolutionary programme based on the monumental success recorded with the first season.

According to him, Airtel went the length and breadth of the country, in the first season, scouting for people who needed help and cause for support, noting that the journey yielded great results as the telco touched lives of many Nigerians.

“At Airtel, we believe, that for us to be a great company we must be good company and we are very much committed to earning our social license – the love and acceptance of the people we serve,” he said.

Also speaking on the initiative, the company’s Director of Corporate Commission and CSR, Emeka Oparah, noted that robust return of the Season 2 of Airtel Touching Lives programme indicated the readiness of Airtel to continually support efforts of government, non-governmental organisations and individuals who are large-hearted.

Scheduled to be aired on satellite and terrestrial TV stations in Nigeria and across Africa, the Airtel Touching Lives Season 2, is a 13 episode programme that captures the far-reaching and generous interventions of the telco toward less privileged individuals, people and communities in Nigeria.

The Season 2 is anchored by popular On-Air-Personality, Wana Udobang. It features 24 emotion-evoking stories of how the plight and despair of people are turned to optimism by the leading telecoms company.

Airtel’s Touching Lives programme CSR intervention is focused on empowering, uplifting and creating opportunities for under-privileged people, community and groups in the Nigerian society,