Thursday, 6 October 2016


As the world marks World Teachers’ Day today, leading telecommunication services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has congratulated all teachers for their hard work, steadfastness, self-sacrifices and for contributing their share of nation building by helping to develop and nurture tomorrow’s leaders.
According to the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Airtel Nigeria, Segun Ogunsanya, the telco has expressed its joy at yet another opportunity to celebrate teachers who they describe as heroes in the educational sector.
“As an organization, we are very passionate about education, just as we believe that teachers are the real heroes of every modern society.
“At various stages in our lives, we all have been taught by teachers, and so we have utmost respect and admiration for individuals who have chosen this noble profession of teaching. We celebrate teachers who play a very important role in providing quality education at all levels,” he said.
He also added that “though it is said that a teacher’s reward is in Heaven, we believe that at Airtel we can support teachers in our own way. This we do through the robust implementation of our flagship CSR programme, Adopt-a-School.”
Airtel’s Adopt-a-School programme provides a solid a platform for the telco to  empower underprivileged kids by adopting schools in rural areas on a long term basis, rehabilitating the said schools, providing amenities  and  donating uniforms, writing materials and books to the children as well as providing regular, world class training for the teachers.
Some of Airtel’s adopted schools include  Oremeji Primary School, Ajegunle, Lagos State; Iyeru-Okin Primary School, Offa, Kwara State, Presbyterian Primary School, Ediba, Cross River State; St. John’s Primary School, Oke-Agbo, Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun State and Community Primary School, Amumara, Imo State.

In line with its commitment to developing the Nigerian educational sector, Airtel has announced that it is set to commission one of its newly adopted schools, Yahaya Hamza LEA Primary School, Zaria, Kaduna State.


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Since its launch in 2000, the brand has helped to revolutionise skin care for dark skin by combining traditional African, pan-African and Asian remedies with modern cosmetology. Its products contain natural botanic ingredients that have been used for hundreds of years to make dark skin beautiful. 
The multicultural luxury skin care brand has been taking bold steps to address the surge in counterfeiting and also to build trust in its customers since its launch into the Nigerian market a couple of years ago. These measures will help to combat the production and sale of substandard and counterfeit Makari products which dominated the market for a couple of years. 
“We remain committed to this battle against all counterfeit Makari products nationwide. For this we have partnered with 2 key exclusive distributors and we are pleased to announce officially that you can get Authentic Makari De Suisse products which are loved globally with Kuddys Cosmetics and Chisuf Ventures in Nigeria.” said Ezra Aini, spokesperson for the company. 
Makari De Suisse has been working consistently and relentlessly with NAFDAC on quality control and seizure of counterfeit products being sold at key wholesale markets and retail points of purchase nationwide. “All raids have been successfully documented by the company and all the products seized, presently, some of the products seized have been taken to the NAFDAC laboratory as samples to ascertain if the products are harmful or not as this will form part of the evidence for Legal Action against the counterfeiters,” said Mr Aini. 
Makari’s global team will be in Nigeria for a training with all accredited Makari beauty representatives on Wednesday, 12th of October, 2016. The training will also have in attendance, the exclusive distributors of the brand and relevant stakeholders in the beauty industry. 
The training will serve as a platform to educate the representatives about the intense scientific and technical scrutiny that goes into every Makari product. “We want our representatives to confidently communicate to our customers that none of our products  contain hydroquinone; a controversial ingredient that has been notoriously used in skincare products for people with darker skin. Hydroquinone has been tested to lead to many harmful side effects”, Aini said. “Makari is all about taking the natural approach to skincare with gentle yet effective products that nourish the skin to provide you with a natural glow”. 

With its concerted efforts towards counterfeiting, its relationship with NAFDAC and the forthcoming training for representatives, Makari De Suisse is set to launch a new high-quality product, one with a powerful formulation that will be available at authorised beauty stores nationwide.