Lagos - Communities in Rivers State are set to benefit from modern market stalls and a borehole water pumps that a mobile network firm has established and donated respectively.
Airtel Nigeria has built two wings of modern market stalls in the Okehi market in Etche community, Rivers State, and also donated the pumps.
The company embarked on the Corporate Social Responsibility-based community projects in response to the wish list put in by Chukwuma Nwankwoala, an indigene of Okehi Etche, who fortuitously became the 25th million customer on the firm's network after he bought and activated an Airtel SIM card in January.
Following his joining the Airtel network at a significant moment, the telecommunications giant as part of its milestone celebration offered him an opportunity to request any project of his desire for the benefit of his local community.
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Nwankwoala requested the construction of market stalls to help his community drive and improve their economic activities as well boreholes since the community had no clean water source.
Segun Ogunsanya, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Airtel Nigeria, said Airtel’s gesture demonstrated the company’s commitment to empowering and uplifting the lives of members of the Nigerian society.
This in line with its unique CSR approach of touching lives positively.
“Airtel Nigeria is intensely interested in enriching the lives of Nigerians by creating platforms that will enhance the quality of life in the locations and communities we operate. We are glad about the opportunity to contribute meaningfully to the lives of the people of Okehi.”
Several dignitaries from the local Okehi community attended the handover.
- CAJ News