Arik Air Joins Forces With Sickle Cell Foundation

arik-air1 Chuks Okoh

Arik Air, West Africa’s largest carrier has announced an help reduce the suffering, pain and sorrow of people with Sickle Cell disorder joining forces with the Sickle Cell Foundation combat the condition.

The is the of -flight donation whereby Arik Air will support the Sickle Cell Foundation raise monies way of charity donations be made by passengers on board Arik Air flights. Specially designed envelopes will be distributed on Arik Air’s planes passengers to make voluntary donations.

The money  so collected are to be turned in to the Sickle Cell Foundation and utilised aims and objectives of the Foundation – particularly treatment, care and support of with sickle cell disorder in .

Arik Air’s Managing Director/Executive Vice President, Mr. Chris Ndulue commented on the :

“Arik Air is a caring airline and this explains the partnership with the Sickle Cell Foundation Nigeria. This is in line with our Corporate Social Responsibility and our humble way of giving back to the Nigerian society”.

The Chairman of Sickle Cell Foundation Nigeria, Olu Akinyanju said:

“Sickle Cell is essentially an African problem and Nigeria is the country with the highest number of people with the condition in the world; 150,000 Nigerian babies are born every year with the disorder, three quarters of whom die their 5th birthday. We are motivated by our belief that this partnership with Arik Air would go a long way in improving the quality and duration of of persons affected by sickle cell disorder in Nigeria”.

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