KADUNA: Staffs of Airtel Donated Relief Materials to Zaria Boy Whose Eyes Were Plucked Out by Kidnappers
The four year old boy Sadiq Usman, whose eyes were plucked out by suspected ritualists in Zaria, Kaduna State earlier this year, was visited by staffs of Airtel Nigeria to give him some aid.
A team of Airtel staffs which were led by Wole Abu, who is the Regional Operations Director, North Region, paid Sadiq Usman a visit in his home town located in Zaria, Kaduna State and gave him a cheque of N400,000, a laptop, typewriter, tailors frame, sophisticated Perkins Brailler, Braille Coacher, and an Abacus.
The donation was given by Airtel employees under the Employee Volunteer Scheme, which is a platform brought up for the company’s staffs to help with their time and resources to help the underprivileged.
With the donations that were made made, Sadiq has been empowered to read, write and learn, and to also live a normal life like every other kids out there.
Giving comments on the support is Emeka Oparah, who is the the company’s Director of Corporate Communications & CSR, stated: “It is really heart breaking to see an innocent child going through so much pains.
“Our support will not stop here but will continue because Sadiq is like our adopted son and he’ll continue to be in our prayers.”
I must give thanks to my fellow colleagues for their generous act and creating a positive impact all around the communities where we operate. Truly, the Employees Volunteer Scheme (EVS) of Airtel is committed to providing relief for the underprivileged, sick, physically disabled and hard to reach.”
Sadiq’s story made world headlines after he was kidnapped and his eyes were plucked out by still unknown assailants.
The ungodly incident took place in Bula area of Jushi around Zaria, Kaduna State, where the four year old boy who stays with his parents lives. He later received medical treatment at the ABU Teaching Hospital.