Dana Air has been recognised as the’ Best Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Company of the year 2017/18,’ by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS).
Mr Jacky Hathiramani, the airline’s Chief Executive Officer, was also conferred with the Icon of Societal Development Award, for his “leadership acumen, giant stride in the aviation sector and humanitarian service.”
The organisers said the airline was recognized with the awards due to its passionate commitment to the society.
Mr. Odebunmi Idowu, the National Public Relations Officer of NANS, who made the presentation to the airline during a courtesy visit to Dana Air’s Murtala Mohammed Airport Two (MMA2) office in Lagos, said several companies did not understand the meaning of giving back to the society in which they operate in.
“Most of them believe is all about the industry and profit, leaving out the society and people who keep them in business. Today, we have decided to honour one of Nigeria’s finest airlines for their outstanding service delivery in the aviation industry and most of all, their passionate commitment to giving back to the society.
“We are aware of Dana Air’s discount for corp members and Nigerian students, Commitment to the fight against cancer in Nigeria, and constant support to the Nigerian entertainment industry and as patriotic Nigerians concerned about our development as a country, the leadership of NANs resolved in her best capacity to honour Dana Air management into NANS Hall of fame.”
Odebunmi who described the airline’s CEO as a very humble and accommodating personality also lauded him for his humanitarian service and extolled his management and leadership acumen.
Receiving the award on behalf of Dana Air and its CEO, Mr Obi Mbanuzuo, the Accountable Manager of Dana Air, said it was a well-deserved award for the airline.
He said Dana Air’s commitment to its broad community development initiatives could not be over-emphasised.
He thanked the airline’s guests for supporting Dana Foundation to achieve a lot in terms of sponsoring worthy causes and fulfilling its social responsibility.
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