Leading telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria will kicked off its annual Christmas feeding programme dubbed ‘Airtel Five Days of Love’ as it rolled out the drums to celebrate with Lagosians at the Oshodi Local Government Secretariat on Monday, December 9, 2019.
The Airtel ‘5 Days of Love’ programme is designed to identify with less privileged persons as well as support the downtrodden in communities where Airtel operates. About two thousand persons including children, women, youth and the elderly were served nutritious meals in a fun-filled atmosphere.
Since the commencement of the initiative five years ago, Airtel has partnered with leading Fast Food vendors to feed over 20,000 people across 25 major cities.
Following the Oshodi event, the Airtel ‘5 Days of Love’ train moved to Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Tuesday, 10th December.
Speaking at the event, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Airtel Nigeria, Segun Ogunsanya stated that the Christmas period is a season of giving and, “at Airtel, we believe we can spread love during the season through our ‘5 Days of Love’ programme. So, across the country, we are providing quality, hot meals amidst an electrifying atmosphere of fun, good entertainment, and love.
“Airtel is committed to touching the lives of underprivileged persons in the society as well as empowering stakeholders in the communities where we operate.
As a critical stakeholder in Nigeria, we are also passionate about uplifting the less privileged and providing support for the vulnerable as this aligns with our overall CSR theme of touching lives and improving the standard of living of the less privileged.”
On Wednesday, 11th December, over 1,000 underprivileged persons were fed in Onitsha, Anambra State while Karu in Nasarawa and Maiduguri in Borno hosted the Airtel ‘Five Days of Love’ goodie train on Thursday, 12th December and Friday, 13th December, respectively.
Through the ‘Five Days of Love’ programme, Airtel says it is uplifting the less privileged and providing support for the vulnerable as this aligns with its overall CSR theme of touching lives and improving the standard of living of the less privileged.