9th December, 2021
By Daniels Ekugo
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”.
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 will kick off on Monday, 13th December in Ugha IDP Camp, Benue State.
Next stop will be in Kasaisa IDP Camp in Damaturu, Yobe State on Tuesday, 14th and on Wednesday, 15th December, Airtel will be at the IDP camp in Ekiti State.
On Thursday, 16th December, the programme will hold in Anka, Zamfara State.
The distribution will be concluded at the IDP Camp in Ekende, Ogoja, Cross Rivers State on Friday, 17th December.
Speaking during a virtual press conference on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Airtel Nigeria, Surendran Chemmenkotil, noted that this year’s edition of “Airtel 5 Days of Love” is symbolic,
He added that this year’s edition of the Christmas programme 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.
“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,” Chemmenkotil said.
The Airtel CEO added that 2021 has been an interesting year and as the year winds down, it will be good for well-meaning individuals and corporate organizations to express love.