Yuletide Season: Airtel Plans to Feed 5000 IDPs at Christmas, Felicitates With Nigerians

Yuletide Season: Airtel Plans to Feed 5000 IDPs at Christmas, Felicitates With Nigerians

Lagos - In its efforts to put smiles on the faces of more Nigerians, the leading telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has announced plans to feed 5,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) across five different IDP camps under its annual Christmas programme, “Airtel 5 Days of Love.”

Legit.ng reports that this was made known on Wednesday, December 8, during a virtual press briefing that the initiative to distribute 1,000 palliative packs to five select IDP camps in five states across the country over a period of five days would kick off on Monday, December 13, in Ugha IDP Camp, Benue state.

Airtel plans to feed 5000 IDPs at Christmas
The chief executive officer and managing director, Airtel Nigeria, Surendran Chemmenkotil felicitates with Nigerians. Credit: Airtel.
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The telco said that the next stop would be in Kasaisa IDP Camp in Damaturu, Yobe state on Tuesday, December 14 and on Wednesday, December 15, saying that it would be at the IDP camp in Ekiti state.

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The programme, according to the telco would be held on Thursday, December 16, in Anka, Zamfara state, adding that the distribution would be concluded at the IDP Camp in Ekende, Ogoja, Cross Rivers state on Friday, December 17.

Speaking during the event, chief executive officer and managing director, Airtel Nigeria, Surendran Chemmenkotil, noted that this year’s edition of “Airtel 5 Days of Love” is symbolic as it coincides with the company’s 20th anniversary in Nigeria which he described as a landmark achievement and glowing testimony to Airtel’s commitment to the government and people of Nigeria.

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He said:

“Against the backdrop of our 20th anniversary and 20 years of GSM operations in Nigeria, I must express my profound appreciation to all the stakeholders in Nigeria’s telecom's ecosystem. Airtel appreciates you all and most importantly, we value all our customers, especially those that have been with us since 2001."

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The Airtel CEO added that 2021 has been an interesting year and that as the year winds down, it would be good for well-meaning individuals and corporate organizations to express love and appreciation to their stakeholders especially the less privileged.

Chemmenkotil further stated:

“It is that time of the year when we all count our blessings, appreciate our friends, help and uplift the less privileged and generally show love to one another and everybody. Aside the special token we are extending to our fellow Nigerians in these five IDP Centres, we would like to seize this opportunity to wish all Nigerians a merry and safe Christmas and prosperous New Year.
"Airtel will not rest on its laurels – we believe that we are a key stakeholder in Nigeria and as a result we shall continue to pursue programmes that will empower and touch the lives of more Nigerians."

Purpose of Airtel ‘5 Days of Love’ programme

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The Airtel ‘5 Days of Love’ programme, which is in its 7th edition, is designed to identify with less privileged persons as well as support the downtrodden in communities where Airtel operates.

Airtel said that 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.

Buhari’s minister commissions medical wards renovated by Airtel Nigeria at LUTH

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported the minister of health, Osagie Ehanire, commended Airtel Nigeria for renovating and remodelling the Block A (medical wards) of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).

It was reported that Ehanire made the commendation on Saturday, November 20, during the commissioning of the Airtel LUTH project at the teaching hospital at the Idi-Araba area of Lagos state.

He said that the Airtel project tallied with President Muhammadu Buhari’s next-level modernisation agenda for teaching hospitals to improve the quality of care for Nigerians.

Source: Legit.ng

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