NIGERIAN Carrier, Dana Air; has reaffirmed its commitment to appreciating and showing love to people living with disabilities, while also providing necessary support to Non – governmental Organizations that share similar objectives.Consequently, the airline has assured that its participation in this year’s Green October Event 2016, slated for October 1, at the Oriental Hotel Lagos, will be inspiring and thrilling, as some Nigerian music and movie stars have been lined up for the event, which will focus on raising funds for children living with autism.
The Accountable Manager of Dana Air, Mr Obi Mbanuzuo, said “Autism is largely misunderstood by many and this makes it difficult for affected children to cope with the demands of the society. Supporting the Green October Event is just our way of showing commitment to the well-being of people living with the disorder, and the need for us all to fight against the stigma that they face’’
Speaking further, Obi said the airline is involved in a number of charitable projects through the Dana Foundation. He noted that the airlines’ in-flight envelop donation scheme, has helped raise funds for orphanages and charity organizations that share similar objectives.
According to the lead facilitator, and CEO, of Lamode Magazine, Sandra Odige ‟Green October Event‟ is a La Mode Magazine initiative. It is an annual event to appreciate and show love to people living with disabilities. The 2016 edition is focused on Autism. At the event, funds are raised to support this cause (Autism).La Mode Magazine is partnering with the Learning Place Centre (TLP) a Centre that cares for people living with Autism to achieve this.’’
She expressed gratitude to Dana Air for the support and called on government and other organizations to also support the Centre.
Dana Air is one of Nigeria’s leading airlines, operating over 27 daily flights from Lagos to Abuja, Port-Harcourt, Owerri and Uyo. The airline is reputed for its efficient customer services, world- class in-flight services, on-time departures and arrivals, innovative e-airline products and high safety and quality standards.