Airtel pledges to reach more people as ‘Touching Lives’ enters Season 5

Airtel Nigeria says it is committed to creating opportunities that will drive positive impact across the various communities where it operates and also help uplift more underprivileged people.

Segun Ogunsanya, managing director of the telco, made this known while speaking at the kick-off of season 5 of Airtel Touching Lives in Lagos on Thursday.

“Since we launched the Airtel Touching Lives initiative four years ago, we have achieved remarkable success, having restored hope of despaired individuals and families, saved many from the throes of death and empowered many underprivileged Nigerians,” he said.

“With the launch of season 5, we remain relentless in our vision to empower more people in the various communities where we operate and also inspire other corporate organizations to reach out to the underprivileged.”

Ogunsanya urged the public to be part of the initiative by nominating projects, persons and communities that require support.

“We are calling on Nigerians to nominate causes and persons who require help. The process is simple,” he said.

“Once you nominate an individual or cause, our team will review and assess the situation and determine if a follow-up visit will be required.

“Together, we all can make our society a better place if we collaborate to uplift the downtrodden around us.”

Individuals and community projects can be nominated by dialing 367, sending SMS to the shortcode 367 or by sending an e-mail to

The nomination window for Season 5 of Airtel Touching Lives will close on March 7.

Airtel Touching Lives is the telco’s flagship corporate social responsibility initiative “with a view to promoting the spirit of giving, self-sacrifice and love among Nigerians.”