OVERVIEW OF: Airtel announces yuletide initiative
Telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has announced the commencement of the 2020 edition of its yearly ‘5 Days of Love’ yuletide initiative with a focus on providing palliative packs to 5000 persons across five Internally Displaced Person (IDP) camps in the country.
Speaking during a virtual press conference, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Airtel Nigeria, Segun Ogunsanya, said despite the pandemic that has made the year difficult, Airtel will continue its long-standing tradition of celebrating and empowering the vulnerable and underprivileged during the yuletide.
“Our resolve to Nigeria and Nigerians is unshakeable. Despite a difficult year, we are committed to making lives better for many Nigerians and we will not rest on our laurels as we will continue to create opportunities for underprivileged Nigerians.
“We believe little things can make a difference and as we continue to support the vulnerable and the underprivileged in our society, events will take a positive turn.
At Airtel, we believe that to be great, we must first be good. It is in this spirit that we have chosen to celebrate this Yuletide with underprivileged and underserved persons across the country,” he said.
The telecoms operator said it would be distributing food palliatives to 5,000 vulnerable families in IDP camps across the country. 1,000 palliative packs would be given to select IDP camps in five cities across the country in five days.
In its sixth year, the 2020 edition of the ‘5 Days of Love’ kicked off in Benue state on December 18, at the Daudu IDP camp. It moved to Edo state yesterday stopping at the International Christian Centre, Benin City, and Borno state where it visited the Teacher’s Village.
Today, the distribution will be concluded at the Abbari YBC camp in Yobe state, and Kaduna state’s Sabin Tasha camp.
Ogunsanya also assured that Airtel would continue to collaborate and partner with the government in the ongoing fight against the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), noting that the fight against the dreaded outbreak is not over yet.