Airtel Feeds 5000 IDPS at Christmas, Felicitates with Nigerians

Leading telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has commenced 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 kicked off on Monday, December 13, in Ugha IDP Camp, Benue State.

Next stop was in Kasaisa IDP Camp in Damaturu, Yobe State on Tuesday, 14 and on Wednesday, 15 December, were at the IDP camp in Ekiti State.


On Thursday, December 16, 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, December 17.

Speaking during a virtual press conference , Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Airtel Nigeria, Surendran Chemmenkotil, noted that this year’s edition of “Airtel 5 Days of Love” is symbolic as it 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,” said Mr. Chemmenkotil.

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 and appreciation to their stakeholders especially the less privileged.

“It is that time of the year when we all count our blessings, appreciate our friends, help and uplift the less privileged and generally show love to one another and everybody.

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