Airtel Nigeria has urged corporate organisations to give to less privileged members of the society. It added that there is joy in giving to people one doesn?t expect anything from in return.
Its Managing Director/CEO, Segun Ogunsanya, who spoke during the premiere of Season 4 of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme, Airtel Touching Lives at Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, said there is no limit to how kind anybody can be. He urged corporates not to spend their time asking why there are poor people in the world.
?The right question is what can we do to change it? We are always going to have poor and unfortunate people among us. What next is what you can do to affect their circumstances and I am encouraging you to do something,? he said.
Vice President?s wife, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo, commended Airtel for its commitment to helping the underprivileged.
She said: ?I remember attending Airtel Touching Lives Season 2 in Abuja and I still remember how inspiring it was. I congratulate you on the CSR as you have effected it in producing Airtel Touching Lives Season 4.
?I look forward to watching the episodes, I look forward to hearing the stories of those who need help and have found help, I look forward to it being an encouragement to all of us that can share to help those that need. I wish you a delightful event; once more, congratulations Airtel Nigeria.?
Minister of Communications Technology Adebayo Shittu, urged other corporate organisations to follow the footsteps of Airtel Nigeria in extending a helping hand to those in need.
?I think that the companies doing business in Nigeria who have been benefiting from the enabling environment in Nigeria and the individuals and businessmen who have been benefiting must certainly come to the rescue and multiply what Airtel has been doing,? he said.