Dana Air has won an award for its support to the fight against sickle cell anaemia and cancer in Nigeria.
The airline was given the award at the 22nd annual seminar and awards of the League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC) held in Lagos recently.
The event brought together stakeholders, airline operators, industry professionals, security agencies, aviation support service providers, and international airlines to brainstorm on the theme ‘Financing Aviation Development through Private Sector Partnership.’
Commenting on the award, spokesman for Dana, Mr. Kingsley Ezenwa said in a statement that “at least our corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts and contribution to the fight against sickle cell anemia and cancer is being recognized by a credible body.
“This is the third award and we are happy that our media partners actually believe in our commitment to continually give back to the society. We thank LAAC for not only supporting the industry, but for being a credible watchdog.’’
He also used the opportunity to commend the federal government for launching a campaign against fake news in Nigeria, describing the campaign as “timely and in the right direction.”
“Obviously, the recent issues of too many fake news emanating from faceless people and on social media particularly WhatsApp, has prompted the Federal Government to take this step, which I feel is a step in the right direction.”
We have suffered it twice; last year, it was somebody in Akwa Ibom that posted a fake report on facebook without verifying and now on WhatsApp. A couple of other domestic airlines have also suffered similar fate; so we believe this is a good step, particularly for the aviation industry,” he said.