In the spirit of the yuletide season, leading telecoms services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has partnered with Chicken Republic, a subsidiary of Food Concepts Plc, to feed over 5,000 under- privileged Nigerians as part of its annual Corporate Social Responsibility initiative dubbed ‘Airtel Five Days of Love.’
Through the initiative, the telco says it is sharing the reason for the season – love – and celebrating with the underprivileged by providing quality, hot meals amidst an electrifying atmosphere of fun, good entertainment and love.
The initiative kicked off yesterday Monday, 11th December, 2017 at the BRT Bus Park, Obalende roundabout, Lagos, with Mr. Segun Ogunsanya, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Airtel, leading his colleagues to feed over a thousand people at the venue.
According to Ogunsanya, “Christmas is a time of celebration, festivity and love. Airtel, in celebration of this yuletide, remains committed to spreading love, joy, and happiness across the communities where we operate.
“We are passionate about uplifting and empowering Nigerians and will continue to create and support platforms that make lives better for our consumers.
“My colleagues across different regions of the country will also be embarking on this journey of giving, which is one of our key CSR interventions,” he said.
The Airtel Five Days of Love train will hit Akure on Tuesday, 12th December, Democracy Park Akure, Ondo State, targeting over 1,000 beneficiaries.
On Wednesday, 13th December, the 5 Days of Love train will provide free meals at LEA Junior Secondary School Durumi 2 Garki, Abuja while on Thursday, 14th December, campaign will reach more beneficiaries at Government Girls Secondary School, Tudun Nupawa, Kaduna State.
The campaign will end on Friday, 15th December, at Edo State Museum and Cultural Centre Ring Road, Benin City.
The Five Days of Love CSR initiative is part of Airtel’s Employee Volunteer Scheme (EVS), a platform created to assist underprivileged people.