- 250 other officers win different prizes
Twenty members of the Nigerian Police Force Cooperative, COOPCOM, CUG have won half a million naira each in a telecoms promo which the Force ran on the telecom data grandmaster, Globacom’s network.
In the promo, 250 other users of the Glo CUG won diverse prizes including deep freezers, 5KVA Generators, Water Dispensers, Home Theaters and Smart Phones.
Seven out of the twenty who won N500,000 each were at the Police Force Headquarters, Abuja, on Monday to pick up their cheques. They were Rabiu Hussaini, Olasunbo Tokunboh-Ajayi, Sunday Edoka, John Otame, Abiodun Mudasiru, Sikiru Opakunle and Thankgod Esechie.
Others who won the N500,000 star prize and were expected to proceed to Globacom’s Abuja office to pick their cheques are Umar Bala, Kenneth Enumaje, Dickson Solomon, Ikechukwu james Nwogu, Rasheed Aliu, Toba Ajayi, Alli Bello, Roseline Iriemivbor, Emmanuel Gabriel, Saheed Ganiyu, Rasheed Sanni, Calunun Kemuel and Thomas Saleh.
Inspector General of Police who pulled out of the Force on Tuesday, Mr. Solomon Arase, personally presented the winning cheques to two of the winners, John Otame and Abiodun Mudashiru, in his office ahead.
After receiving her N500,000 cheque, Mrs. Olasunbo Tokunboh-Ajayi, bursar of the Police Children’s School, Ado Ekiti, said that winning the prize is like a dream come true. She urged other police personnel and civilians in the service of police formations across the country to join the Police CUG. “When I was called about the prize I won, I told the Customer Care person that Glo was already doing a lot for us and that I was already enjoying the network, I did not know that I could still receive more from Globacom”, Tokunboh-Ajayi said.
Another winner who spoke to journalists, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Rabiu Hussein, from Zaria command of the Police Force, said it was a big surprise to him. He said, “what Globacom has done is new and wonderful....”, he enthused.
The winners qualified for the prizes by using a minimum of N1500 within a month. Members of the CUG were required to dial *200*01*1# to participate in the promo.
The winners were picked in a draw held at the Zone Force HQ Annex in Ikeja, Lagos, earlier in May 2016.
Speaking at the prize presentation ceremony at the Force Headquarters in Abuja, Globacom's Coordinator, Enterprise Sales, Folu Aderibigbe, said that the prizes were provided by Globacom as the company’s way of giving back to the officers and gentlemen of the Nigerian Police and further encourage them in the performance of their jobs.
“In Globacom, we believe in rewarding the various segments of the Nigerian society who form our customer base. We also believe that organizations such as the Nigerian Police Force should be encouraged and motivated as they perform the onerous task of safeguarding lives and property.
Aderibigbe said that the police CUG scheme, known as COOPCOM , was started by Globacom to allow members of the force to communicate among themselves free of charge for as long as they desire at a low monthly rental and to also make calls outside the CUG at very minimal cost.
Also speaking at the prize presentation ceremony, Mr. Solomon Arase said that the Glo CUG lines would enhance the ability of the force to fight crime. He also described the facility as affordable and secured. "This CUG is cheaper, faster, has a wider range and is secured because it is in-house," he stated.
Nigerian Police Officers and civilians working in the Force as well as their families and civilian staff of the Nigerian police Force are qualified to participate in the promo. The customer can opt in just once by dialing *200*01*1#. There is also a bonus credit on every recharge as part of the promo.