Airtel to feed 5,000 in IDP camps during Christmas
Telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has announced the commencement of its annual ‘Five Days of Love’ Yuletide initiative, which provides palliative packs to 5,000 persons across five Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in five cities in the country over a period of five days.
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Airtel Nigeria, Mr. Segun Ogunsanya, said: “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 continue to create opportunities for underprivileged Nigerians.
“We believe little things can make a difference, and as we continue to support the vulnerable and 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 added.
Currently in its sixth year, the 2020 edition of the initiative kicked off in Benue State on December 18 at the Daudu IDP camp and moved to Edo State on December 22 at the International Christian Centre, Benin City and in Borno State at the Teacher’s Village same day. On Wednesday, December 23, the distribution will be concluded at the Abbari YBC camp in Yobe State, and Sabin Tasha camp in Kaduna State, just in time for Christmas.
Ogunsanya assured that Airtel would continue to collaborate and partner with the government in the ongoing fight against coronavirus.