Government lauds Airtel for Touching Lives Intervention

L-R: Adeola Adetunji, MD, Coca Cola Nigeria, Segun Ogunsanya CEO & MD, Airtel Nigeria and Sunil Sawhney, MD, Seven Up Bottling Co Plc at the premiere of Airtel Touching Lives, recently at the Oriental Hotel, Lekki, Lagos

The Deputy Governor of Osun
State, Otunba Titilayo Laoye-Tomori and the First Lady of Ogun State, Mrs
Olufunso Amosun, have applauded leading telecommunications services provider,
Airtel Nigeria, for initiating a robust platform, Airtel Touching Lives,
that will empower and assist the less privileged in the society.

Otunba Laoye-Tomori and Mrs.
Amosun who were among the top dignitaries that graced the premiere of the Airtel
Touching Lives
TV series held recently at the Oriental Hotel, Lagos,noted
that the Telco remains exemplary in its efforts to assist underprivileged
individuals, communities and groups in the society.

While delivering her goodwill
message at the event, Mrs Amosun described the Touching Lives programme as a
laudable project, which has positive impact on the lives of people who are
affected by one disability or unfavourable condition. She praised the
kind-heartedness and commitment of Airtel towards alleviating the hardship and
suffering of Nigerians across the country.
The First Lady,who also caters
for orphans and vulnerable children through her non-government organisation
(NGO), noted that Airtel Nigeria has over the years given huge support and
generous donations to her orphanage.
Commending Airtel for the good
work, she said: 
You do not need to
have lot before you can touch the lives of others. If we all can assist the
next person in our community, it will go a long way. Airtel has demonstrated
kindness, care and love through this Touching Lives intervention and we
can all learn to share from the little we have in order to bring smile to the
faces of others.
In similar vein, the Deputy
Governor of Osun State, Otunba Laoye-Tomorisaid:
This is a powerful and
touching programme. Airtel has demonstrated its commitment to give hope to the
needy ones in Nigeria. It is a big venture that is highly commendable. Airtel
out of its genuine desire to assist the disadvantaged ones in our society has
taken from its purse to support the weak.
She urged everyone to support
the Telco in the laudable course through patronage.
Premiered at the Oriental Hotel, Lekki, the first episode of the
television series, which has two stories,evoked high emotion among the guests.
The premiere was attended by
other dignitaries including United States Consul General in Nigeria, Mr.
Jeffrey J. Hawkins; Chairman of Airtel Nigeria, Justice Alfa Belgore, Rtd
(CGON) and HRH, Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu.
The Season One of Airtel
Touching Lives TV series is a 13-week episode scheduled to air on terrestrial
and satellite television stations beginning from January 2015. It has been
tipped to redefine the television-viewing experience of Nigerians.


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