The third season of Airtel Touching Lives, the popular philanthropy programme sponsored by leading telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, premiered in Lagos on Saturday.
The event, which was held at the Eko Hotel and Suites, was attended by some of Nigeria’s most prominent public officials, celebrities, and captains of industry.
Airtel Touching Lives has been a reality television show broadcast on satellite and terrestrial networks across the continent. Each season, the programme follows the journey of who are nominated by email, SMS, or letters, and documents Airtel’s process of providing tailor-made assistance to each of them.
In the previous season, grantees included the Centre for Disability, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) whose work was to help physically challenged individuals access life-improving aid.
Other recipients of the Airtel Touching Lives assistance were Essien Obong, a mathematician and software engineer who had become blind from injuries inflicted on him by armed robbers.
Dignitaries present for the premiere event included the Wife of the Ogun State Governor, Olufunsho Amosun; Chairman, Senate Committee on Telecoms, Senator Gilbert Nnaji; John Momoh, CEO, Channels Television; Dr. Larry Izamoje, Chairman, Brilla FM; Chairman, Airtel Networks Limited, Justice Salihu Modibo Alfa Belgore, RTD, (GCON); and many others.
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