Posted by News Express | 11 February 2014 | 4,670 times
Wife of the Nassarawa State Governor, Hajia Salamatu Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, has lauded leading telecoms operator, Airtel Nigeria, over its life-enriching initiatives.
She gave this commendation while speaking as the special guest at the recent presentation of Airtel Red Hot Promo grand prize to the winner Danjuma Ibrahim Yakubu and the commissioning of Airtel Express Shop in the state capital, Lafia.
According to the first lady, Airtel Nigeria has demonstrated commitment, concern, care and ability to add value, enrich lives and uplift the standard of living of people in the country.
She said: “On behalf of the people of this state, I want to commend Airtel Nigeria for creating positive impact on the lives and living standard of subscribers through the Red Hot Promo campaign. Indeed, the company has been a strategic partner on many fronts, especially in the pursuit of empowerment for the masses.”
Speaking further, Hajia Tanko Al-Makura noted that Airtel’s empowerment programme is in sync with the state’s pro-people projects targeted at total eradication of poverty in the state.
Her words: “I am particularly interested in this because it shows we are thinking and working alike towards empowering Nigerians by creating wealth and providing conducive environment for them to thrive. Here in Nassarawa State, we are equally providing a unique platform via various pro-people projects that create wealth for the people as we push for the total eradication of poverty in the state.”
The Nassarawa first lady also called on the telecoms operator to consider extending its CSR-based Adopt-A-School programme to the state. She stressed that Airtel had consistently demonstrated its being a socially responsible organisation through its people-oriented programmes and projects.
Speaking at the occasion, Airtel’s Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Segun Ogunsanya, represented by the Regional Operations Director, North, Olufemi Oyewole, assured of the company’s continued commitment to empowering subscribers on the network through the provision of unequalled telecoms experience on data and voice services supported by various reward schemes.
The event was attended by some dignitaries notably the wife of the Deputy Governor, Asamau Damishi Luka, Emir of Lafia, Alhaji Dr. Isa Mustapha Agwai ,represented by Alhaji Magaji Aliyu Agwai, the Dan-Isa of Lafia, Lafia LGA Chairman, Alhaji Alhassan Sheikh Abdullahi represented by Fatima Usman Baba, Hausa Nollywood Actor, Magaji Mijinyawa, Airtel Zonal Business Manager, North, Lynda Umeh and Airtel Business Partners.
•Photo shows (L-R) Zonal Business Manager, North, Airtel Nigeria, Lynda Umeh, Wife of the Nassarawa State Governor, Hajia Salamatu Umaru Tanko Al-Makura and wife of Nassarawa State Deputy Governor, Asamau Damishi Luka.
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