27th November, 2015
Airtel has been commended for its key role in touching the lives of thousands of Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in Nigeria. This commendation was given at the press briefing of “Climb with Remi”, an initiative that aims to raise funds for IDPs in Nigeria.
Speaking about the initiative, Ogun state’s first lady, Mrs. Olufunsho Amosun, explained the sufferings and pains thousands of IDPs go through.
According to her, a lot of people are unaware of the hardship faced by our fellow brothers and sisters who as a result of one crisis or another have become homeless. “They lack proper shelter, feeding and other basic necessities. I wish to thank Airtel Nigeria for supporting the Climb with Remi initiative as they put a smile on the faces of IDPs in Nigeria”.
Also speaking at the event, Abike Dabiri-Erewa highlighted the need for Nigerians to be empathetic and embark on laudable projects to uplift the underprivileged.
“As citizens of this great country, we must inculcate a spirit of oneness and be our brothers and sisters keepers. We must emulate organisations like Airtel Nigeria who are lending a helping hand in taking care of IDPs,” she said.
Under the Climb with Remi initiative, a group of six passionate Nigerian women will climb Mountain Kilimanjaro, as part of the activities to attract global attention and raise funds in support of government’s efforts at improving the living conditions of displaced women and children in IDP camps across Nigeria.
Backed by Airtel Nigeria, the project is championed by Mrs. Remi Abere, along with other women including the wife of Ogun State governor, Mrs Funsho Amosu; former member, Federal House of representatives, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa; Mrs. Joke Olanipekun; Mrs. Uzo Nwani and Mrs. Debo Laditan; who will climb the mountain.
Prior to this, Airtel Nigeria has been extending succor to displaced people through donation of items to various IDP camps in Nigeria.