The Deputy Governor of Osun State, Otunba Titilayo Laoye-Tomori and the First Lady of Ogun State, Mrs Olufunso Amosun, have applauded leading telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, for initiating a robust platform, Airtel Touching Lives, that will empower and assist the less privileged in the society.
Otunba Laoye-Tomori and Mrs. Amosun who were among the top dignitaries that graced the premiere of the Airtel Touching Lives TV series held recently at the Oriental Hotel, Lagos, noted that the Telco remains exemplary in its efforts to assist underprivileged individuals, communities and groups in the society.
While delivering her goodwill message at the event, Mrs Amosun described the Touching Lives programme as a laudable project, which has positive impact on the lives of people who are affected by one disability or unfavourable condition. She praised the kind-heartedness and commitment of Airtel towards alleviating the hardship and suffering of Nigerians across the country.
The First Lady, who also caters for orphans and vulnerable children through her non-government organisation (NGO), noted that Airtel Nigeria has over the years given huge support and generous donations to her orphanage.
Commending Airtel for the good work, she said: “You do not need to have lot before you can touch the lives of others. If we all can assist the next person in our community, it will go a long way. Airtel has demonstrated kindness, care and love through this Touching Lives intervention and we can all learn to share from the little we have in order to bring smile to the faces of others.”
In similar vein, the Deputy Governor of Osun State, Otunba Laoye-Tomori said: “This is a powerful and touching programme. Airtel has demonstrated its commitment to give hope to the needy ones in Nigeria. It is a big venture that is highly commendable. Airtel out of its genuine desire to assist the disadvantaged ones in our society has taken from its purse to support the weak.” She urged everyone to support the Telco in the laudable course through patronage.
Premiered at the Oriental Hotel, Lekki, the first episode of the television series, which has two stories, evoked high emotion among the guests.
The premiere was attended by other dignitaries including United States Consul General in Nigeria, Mr. Jeffrey J. Hawkins; Chairman of Airtel Nigeria, Justice Alfa Belgore, Rtd (CGON) and HRH, Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu.
The Season One of Airtel Touching Lives TV series is a 13-week episode scheduled to air on terrestrial and satellite television stations beginning from January 2015. It has been tipped to redefine the television-viewing experience of Nigerians.