(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – As part of its support for the ongoing national efforts against the COVID-19 pandemic, Arik Air has donated palliative items to some communities in Lagos State. The palliatives are meant to help stem the effect of the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown.
Beneficiary communities of the largesse were Ewu-Tuntun/Mafoluku community, adjacent to the Murtala Muhammed Airport and Arigbanla community in Orile-Agege, both in Lagos State.
The food items were presented on behalf of Arik Air management by the Head of Business, Central/West Africa, Sylvester Egogo and Manager PR & Communications, Adebanji Ola, who lead a team made up of employees of the arline.
In a statement by the Chief Executive Officer of Arik Air, Captain Roy Ilegbodu, the food items donated to the communities was in fulfillment of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) function as well as support for the country’s ongoing efforts to cushion the effect of the lockdown imposed in some parts of the country through the provision of palliatives for the poor and vulnerable segment of the society.
Representatives of the Ewu-Tuntun/Mafoloku community and Chairman of Abolaji/Osundeyi Community Development Association (CDA), Otunba Nathaniel Osho, and Orile Agege, the First Vice Chairman of Ifelodun CDA, Pastor Abe Kehinde, lauded Arik Air for its humanitarian gesture towards the poor in their communities, assuring that the food items will get to those they were meant for.
Arik Air Ltd is a privately and wholly Nigerian owned commercial airline with a commitment to the people of Nigeria to deliver new standards in aviation. The airline operates mainly from two hubs at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja. Arik Air serves a network of regional and mid-haul destinations within Africa.