Leading telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has announced the commencement of its annual Christmas feeding programme dubbed ‘Airtel Five Days of Love.’
The initiative is designed to identify with less privileged persons as well as support the downtrodden in communities where Airtel operates.
Since the commencement of the initiative five years ago, Airtel has partnered with leading Fast Food vendors to feed over 20,000 Nigerians in an exciting and fun-filled atmosphere.
The 2019 programme, according to Airtel, will be held across five major cities.
It kicked off today at the Oshodi Local Government Secretariat on Monday, 9th December, 2019 and will thereafter move to Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Tuesday, 10th December.
On Wednesday, 11th December, over 1,000 underprivileged persons will be fed in Onitsha, Anambra State while Karu in Nasarawa and Maiduguri in Borno will also host 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 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.
Commenting on the initiative, the telco noted that it is committed to touching the lives of underprivileged persons in the society as well as empowering stakeholders in the communities where it operates.
“As a critical stakeholder in the Nigerian society, Airtel is 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.”
According to the managing director of Airtel, Mr Segun Ogunsanya, who spoke in a mixture of English and Yoruba, the gesture was part of Airtel’s annual corporate social responsibility initiative dubbed, `Airtel Five Days of Love’, regardless of religion affiliations.
“We just like to do this to show the goodness in us and set the tone to start the celebration for Christmas and New Year.
“This is the 5th edition of this event by Airtel and I can tell you that the crowd here today is the largest I have ever seen,” said Ogunsanya.
“It’s tagged five days of Love, so we are going to be sharing love in five different cities around Nigeria,” he added.
The Five Days of Love initiative is part of Airtel’s Employee Volunteer Scheme (EVS), a platform created to assist underprivileged people.