For its passionate commitment to youth development and investments in health and social projects, Dana Air has been awarded the Best Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Company of the year 2017/18, by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS).
Spokesman for NANS, Mr. Odebunmi Idowu, who presented the award during a courtesy visit to Dana Air’s Murtala Mohammed Airport (MMA2) office in Lagos, lauded the management of the airline for its various investments geared at uplifting the lives of Nigerian youths.
Idowu also conferred on the airline’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr Jacky Hathiramani, ‘the Icon of Societal Development Award’ for his ‘’leadership acumen, giant strides in the aviation sector and humanitarian services to Nigerians.’’
‘’We are aware of Dana Air’s discount on air tickets for National Youth Service Corps members and Nigerian students; we are aware of the airline’s commitment to the fight against cancer in Nigeria, and constant support to the Nigerian entertainment industry,” said Idowu.
“Having reviewed the airline’s immense contribution to the Nigerian economy and its humanitarian and community development initiatives, the leadership of NANs therefore resolved in her capacity to honour Dana Air management by inducting it into NANS Hall of fame and also award it as Nigeria’s Best CSR company of the year,’’ Idowu added.
Receiving the award on behalf of Dana Air and its CEO, the Accountable Manager/Chief Operating Officer of the airline, Mr Obi Mbanuzuo, described the award as well-deserved award considering Dana Air’s broad community development initiatives. He thanked the airline’s passengers for their contributions in supporting the Dana Foundation which has enabled the airline to actualise most of its Corporate Social Responsibility projects in Nigeria.