Story & photos by Niyi Tabiti
As part of her leading role in corporate social responsibility in Nigeria, Virgin Nigeria Airline, last saturday (22 November 2008) partner Hope Worldwide in its 10 charity walk for HIV/AIDS orphan in Lagos, Nigeria. Led by Dapo Olumide, the Chief Commercial Officer of the national carrier, several staff of the company embarked on the walk from Maryland to National Stadium, Surulere.Some of the staff also rode on bicycles, piloting the way for those that walked.
The airline and its staff, which included Mrs.Nkiru Olumide-Ojo, where commended by the wife of Lagos State governor, Mrs. Abimbola Fashola.While speaking with journalist, Olumide disclosed that the company has been playing its pivotal role in social responsibilty since the commencement of her operations on 25 June 2005. www.gistmaster.com gathered that the comapny has been involved in series of corporate activities that has direct impact on the lives of the people.Notably, the United Nations World Food Programme in 2006, where Virgin Nigeria provided the medium to raise funds towards eradicatinghunger nd malnutritionamong children,and the Sunny Kuku Foundation for sickle Cell.The comapny has also been involved in several other meaniful programmes.
gistmaster.com gathered that Virgin Nigeria got involved in the walk as a result of Hope Worldwide high reputation as a serious organisation truly committed to charity.