ARIK AIR has donated some relief items to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camp, Uhogua, Benin City, Edo State, to help the displaced people enjoy the Christmas season.
This initiative, which is part of Arik’s Corporate Social Responsibility saw the airline represented by the Head of Marketing, Central and West Africa, Andrew Odion and Benin Station Manager, Nwaorgu Obed, present the Camp with various items ranging from foodstuffs, beverages, cartons of noodles, bedding, treated mosquito net, clothing amongst others.
The Camp Coordinators, Pastor Solomon Folorunsho and Pastor Evelyn Omigie received the items on behalf of the Camp. In his remark, Pastor Folorunsho expressed his heartfelt appreciation. He noted that the supports they needed from other quarters have not been forthcoming as expected. “We are grateful to Arik Air; this was really a welcome development. We hope that other organizations and individuals will emulate the airline in giving back to the society.”
On her part, Pastor Evelyn said, “Although we have so many people to cater for, but what Arik Air has brought will go a long way to provide succor to the people in the Camp. We will judiciously use these items to cater for the people in the Camp especially in this Yuletide season.”
Head of Marketing, Central and West Africa, Andrew Odion said: “This is part of the airline’s way of spreading love and giving back to the less privileged in the society. Arik Air is committed to community development and we identify with the significance of this season, which is a period to share love, gifts and affection.”