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Children’s Day: Emirates Airline Takes Centre Stage In Lagos 

Emirates Regional Manager West Africa, Mr Afzal Parambil (middle) flanked by other participants at the Children's Day party organised yesterday by the airline in City Mall, Ikeja in Lagos. 

Ahead of the May 27 Children’s Day celebrations, Emirates Airline today put the Nigerian children in a celebration mood with a myriad of social activities at the Ikeja City Mall, Lagos.

The event organised by the multiple award winning airline was fun-filled with shows ranging from photographs, games, eating, drinking and ultimately, the cinema show.

At the early hours of Saturday, the City Mall had been filled to the brim with lots of children dressed in Emirates Pilot and cabin crew uniforms and moving towards the well decorated Emirates’ podium.

The occasion which kicked off at about 11am engaged the over 100 children who attended the event with the popular and amazing movie known as Sherlock Holms. For over 60 minutes the ever captivating movie kept the children glued to their seats with total focus on the screen.

Addressing the children in his short welcome speech before the children and their parents went into the cinema session, Emirates Country Manager in Nigeria, Afzal Parambil thanked the children and their parents for massively turning up for the event.

According to Parambil, the activity, which was in line with the airline’s felicitation with young travelers and intending young travelers, provides an opportunity for various school children and every Nigerian children, the opportunity to have fun and to feel honoured by the airline, particularly on the occasion of Children’s Day.

While encouraging attendees to Patronise Emirates at all times, Parambil who is also the Regional Manager of West Africa said “thank you very much for coming. Your parents brought you here and you will watch only one movie. Next time you are traveling, make sure you fly Emirates where you can watch over 3000 movies. We want to celebrate it with you and make it exciting for all of you”.

At the the end of the party, children and their parents were given free Emirates sourvinirs, including bags, books, food, drinks amongst other valuable items.

Commending Emirates Airlines, a parent, Mrs Fabamise Dolapo thanked the Emirates for their kind gesture, pointing out that recognising children in such a way is the best CSR.

“This event shows that Emirates knows what they are doing. They are not neglecting the children and I give them kudos. Bringing them together is the best an airline could do but they should also create a platform where they can hear the voice of these children so as to know how they feel”.

Appreciating Emirates, another parent, Folake Oyewande said that she was highly impressed even though this was her first experience.

“This is the first one I am attending but I must tell you that I am highly impressed with what Emirates is doing. They have shown that they are really the leading carrier. I am very happy that my children are part of it. But I must add that they should provide pilots and cabin crew uniforms for all next year because that is the attraction for the children”.

Similarly, a journalist and a parent who simply identified himself as Mr Egwuatu said what Emirates is doing for children is very commendable.

“It is a good one for the children. It is  good and I hope the airline sustains it. They should however, take time to educate the children more on Emirates culture, history and all they do”,Egwuatu pointed out.

To Ezinwa Elienai, a student of New Crown Stars in Ogun State, Emirates Airline has made her children day celebration very memorable and interesting.

“This airline is very good and I like them. They have made my celebration look big as we watch the cinema show. I pray to God so Emirates Airline will continue to grow since they have children like us in mind at all the time”, the little pupil noted.


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