Airline provides winners with tickets to London Heathrow.
Arik Air, Nigeria’s leading commercial airline has become official sponsor of the Lagos State "Be Road Friendly Quiz and Game Competition", an initiative of the Lagos State School Traffic Safety Advocacy Programme. The airline is providing six tickets to the competition winners for travel between Lagos and London Heathrow.
Speaking at the presentation of tickets to the winners on Monday, March 29, 2010, Arik Air's Acting Managing Director, Mr. Chris Ndulue said that collaborating in a safety awareness project is in line with the airline’s corporate social responsibility initiatives. "Arik Air is a socially responsible company. As Nigeria’s leading airline and with our dominance on routes out of Lagos, we have a duty to assist in local youth development, which is the aim of this quiz and games competition," Mr. Ndulue stressed.
Elaborating on the sponsorship, he said: "Arik Air is delighted to support the Lagos State Government on this novel and highly valuable safety education project. Just as the airline makes the safety of its guests and workforce a priority on the ground and in the air, we applaud Lagos State in taking steps to educate citizens in their formative years on another important aspect of safety."
Mr. Ndulue said there is need to sustain the programme and pledged Arik Air’s continued support.
In her address, the Senior Special Assistant to the Lagos State Governor on Transport Education, Dr. M.T. Masha said the Lagos State School Traffic Advocacy Programme was officially launched on February 24, 2009 by H.E. Governor Babatunde Fashola (SAN).
A key goal of the programme, according to her, is to instill traffic safety awareness and values in the state's residents from an early age. To help achieve this objective, a quiz and games competition was designed to test pupils’ knowledge on traffic safety and highway codes. The six winners of the competition will travel with Arik Air from Lagos to London to acquire information on traffic safety issues and practices in the UK. They are expected to visit the UK Transport Museum and London underground transport system.
The six lucky winners are Adeoye Bolatito (Karmel Preparatory School), Oyedeji Victor (Keke Senior High School), Asemota Esosa (Karmel Preparatory School), Mukaila Tawakalitu (New Discovery Nur/Pry School), Bello Bisola (Eletu Odibo Senior High Schjool) and Akpan Ndifereke (Girls Secondary Grammar School).
Arik Air is Nigeria’s leading commercial airline. It operates a fleet of 25 state-of-the art regional, medium haul and long haul aircraft. The airline currently serves 22 airports across Nigeria as well as Accra (Ghana), Banjul (Gambia), Cotonou (Benin), Dakar (Senegal), Freetown (Sierra Leone), London Heathrow (UK), Johannesburg (South Africa) and New York JFK (USA).
The airline currently operates over 130 flights daily from its hubs in Lagos and Abuja.
It employs a workforce of more than 2,100.