By Adedapo Adesanya
The Vice President of Nigeria, Mr Yemi Osinbajo, alongside Mr Mahamudu Bawumia, his Ghanaian counterpart, will appear as Special Guest at the premiere of Airtel Touching Lives Season 5 to be hosted on January 25 by Nigeria’s leading telecommunication service, Airtel Nigeria.
Also expected to be featured is the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and top government officials, captains of industry and top media executives.
The event will showcase Airtel’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, Airtel Touching Lives, which is aimed at alleviating the less privileged members of the society.
Airtel Touching Lives, which is in its fifth running year, highlights several social investments made by the telco in support of government’s pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals, covering infrastructure, healthcare, poverty alleviation and empowerment.
According to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director of Airtel Nigeria, Mr Segun Ogunsanya, Airtel is passionate about promoting Corporate Philanthropy and will continue to rally important stakeholders across different sectors and geographies to support the weak and underprivileged persons across society.
“Airtel Nigeria is inspired to promote corporate philanthropy and sustainability and our Touching Lives platform affords us an opportunity to showcase our efforts through the years and also seek to encourage other entities as well as well-spirited individuals to join hands in improving our society.” he said.
Airtel Touching Lives is an inspiring CSR 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.
Activities of the show are recorded and produced for national television with a view to promoting the spirit of giving, self-sacrifice and love among Nigerians.
Since Airtel launched the Touching Lives initiative in 2015, it has achieved remarkable successes having restored hope of despaired individuals and families, saved many from the throes of death and empowered many underprivileged Nigerians.
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