Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has commended Airtel Nigeria for its support towards under-privileged Nigerians, describing the telco as a role model to all.
The governor, who spoke during the premiere of the sixth edition of the company’s ‘Airtel Touching Lives’ programme last Friday in Lagos, lauded Airtel for being an example to individuals and organisations.
“Airtel is leading as an example for individuals and institutions. They have exhibited the true Lagosian spirit of working in unity, by joining the government in raising a sustainable nation… Therefore, as individuals and organisations, let us also make efforts to reach out and empower the less privileged as Airtel is doing,” said the governor who was represented by the Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Sam Egube.
Wife of the governor of Ogun State, Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun, who was also present at the event, lauded Airtel’s efforts in providing relief for the vulnerable and sustaining a robust campaign to encourage other organisations to embrace philanthropy.
Also speaking at the event, former Chairman, First Bank Nigeria Plc, Ibukun Awosika, “thanked Airtel for going the extra mile to take a bit of the burden away from some hardworking Nigerians through its CSR Initiative.”
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Surendran Chemmenkotil, while speaking on the track record of the initiative said Airtel Touching Lives has not only recorded milestones but has offered real help to individuals, communities, groups, and institutions since the launch of the initiative.