Lagos, Nigeria, 29th December 2014: Chairman, Board of Directors, Airtel Networks Limited, Rtd. Justice Alfa Belgore (GCON), has said the company is committed to transforming the lives of the underprivileged in the society through its Touching Lives programme.
According to him, the telco will leverage on the revolutionary television series, Touching Lives, to deepen its CSR efforts across the country in line with its vision of becoming the most loved brand in the daily lives of Nigerians.
Speaking at the premiere of Touching Lives recently at the Oriental Hotel, Lagos, Belgore, noted that Airtel Touching Lives underscores the commitment, genuine compassion and conviction of Airtel Nigeria to brighten the hope of underprivileged people in the society.
“This is, indeed, a laudable initiative that touches the heart and the very soul of one’s being and it is my utmost wish that you all join Airtel in supporting this noble cause. Airtel is intensely interested in the Nigeria project and it will continue to go the extra mile to make a positive impact in the communities it serves.”
Speaking further, he enjoined everyone present at the occasion to become ambassadors of the Airtel Touching Lives project.
Airtel Touching Lives is a reality television show that seeks to identify underprivileged persons/people with special needs and offer them solid platforms and opportunities that will emancipate these individuals from the shackles of poverty, despair and hopelessness.
The premiere was attended by top government functionaries, captains of industries, royal fathers, NGOs, media partners, and other distinguished guest from all walks of life. Some of the dignitaries at the event include Deputy Governor of the State of Osun, Otunba Titilayo Laoye-Tomori; United States Consul General in Nigeria, Jeffrey J. Hawkins; Ogun State First Lady, Mrs. Olufunsho Amosun and HRH, Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu.
Prior to his appointment as Board Chairman at Airtel, Belgore was a former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) who is highly respected in the legal profession in Nigeria. He served as chairman of several high level tribunals and commissions of inquiry in the country. He was a key member in the technical committee on law, justice and development in Africa and also sat at the governing council of the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and National Archives.