Abuja (FCT), Nigeria; 14th January, 2016: Following the well-attended Touching Lives Season 2 Premiere in Abuja, leading telecoms operator, Airtel Nigeria, has announced the commencement of broadcast of the 13 episode programme on satellite and terrestrial Television stations.
According to the telco, the programme, which captures stories of how the plight and despair of people are turned to optimism, will kick off on Sunday, 17th January, 2016 on Africa Magic Channel 151 by 7.30-8.00pm.
Repeat broadcast will be aired on Africa Magic Family 154 on Saturdays 8pm to 8.30pm; Africa Magic Urban on Thursdays 7.30pm to 8.00pm; AIT on Sundays by 6.30pm to 7pm; NTA on Wednesdays by 8.30pm to 9.00pm and Arewa 24 TV on Sundays by 7.00pm to 7.30pm.
Now in its second Season, the Airtel Touching Lives is a CSR intervention of the company focused on empowering, uplifting and creating opportunities for under-privileged people, community and groups in the Nigerian society. The activities of Airtel Touching Lives are recorded and produced for national television with a view to promoting the spirit of giving, self-sacrifice and love among Nigerians.
Speaking at the premiere, the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Airtel Nigeria, Segun Ogunsanya, said called on Nigerians, including corporate organisations, government and NGOs, to join efforts in humanitarian causes to support the less privileged.
According to Ogunsanya,” if we all support just one programme in our immediate communities, it will make a huge difference in making our country a better place for all.
“At Airtel, we believe that to be a great company, we must be a good company; and we are very much committed to earning our social license – the love and acceptance of the various communities and people we serve,” he said.
The premiere of the Airtel Touching Lives Season 2, which held at the Congress Hall of Transcorp Hilton, Abuja was attended by several important dignitaries including the majority leader, House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila; Sen. Solomon Olamilekan Adeola, Deputy Chairman, Senate Committee on Communications; Hon. Saheed Fijabi, Chairman, House Committee on Communications; Honourable Minister for Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun; Minister, Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalong; wife of Hon. Minister for Solid Minerals, Erelu Olabisi Fayemi; Indian High Commissioner, A. Ghanashyam and British Deputy High Commissioner, Simon Shercliff, among several others.
Ace comedian, Akpororo; the Vintage Band and the Xplicit dance troupe added colour to the event as they thrilled guests with breath-taking performances.
The Season 2 is a 13-epidose programme, which features 24 emotion-evoking stories it is anchored by popular On-Air-Personality, Wana Udobang.