…Joy, Excitement as Everyday Bonanza winners get prizes in Lagos, Abuja
There could not have been a better way to usher in the Christmas celebrations for hundreds of Glo subscribers in Lagos and Abuja. Highly expectant subscribers had converged on the two cities recently for the prize presentation ceremonies held for winners in Everyday Bonanza, a unique customer reward scheme rolled out recently by fully integrated telecoms operator, Globacom. In Lagos, the date was November 13 and venue was 21 Adeola Odeku Street, Victoria Island, while in Abuja the event was held on November 15 at the Gloworld shop on Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse.
Many of the winners came with friends and family members to share the joy and testimonies of the day. While the winners were full of excitement, they kept their joy in check as their fortune was too good to believe. So, for many of them it was a case of wait and see for like they say in local parlance, ‘seeing is believing’. A winner of a star prize in the promo, Hyundai Accent, was later to tell the audience that: “When I was told I won a car in the promo, I did not tell my wife about it the prize because he thought the call was a scam”. That explained the subdued excitement among the winners.
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However, the mood was to change soon as one winner after another was called out to receive his prize. The prizes included microwave ovens, LED television sets, power generators, refrigerators and the grand prize of Hyundai Accent car.
Among the celebrating subscribers in Lagos was Mrs. Anyebe Roseline, who works for the Federal Civil Service. Upon receiving her generator, the excited winner stated, "I am very happy. I am short of words. I never expected I was going to win. I just do not know how to express my joy. I promise to remain a Glo subscriber for life. From today, I will also get Glo cards for all my friends and family members”.
Forty-year-old Napolean Adu Atcho who works with Flour Mills won a generator in the promo. He said, "This is the biggest gift I have ever won in life. The gift I had won before was a recharge card! I am encouraged, I am so, so happy!
Also in Lagos, Mr. Agbaje Bolaji Jamiu, a forty-year-old Estate Surveyor, who won Microwave declared, "As a rule, I do not play lotteries, so I was pleasantly surprised when informed that I won. I recharge a lot because of my real estate job. I am happy for the recognition. I feel fulfilled for winning the microwave”.
An overjoyed Taraba State indigene, Tanini Shishi, who won the star prize of Hyundai Accent car in Globacom’s customer-reward offer, Everyday Bonanza, declared that he would ensure that all his family members ported to the Glo network.
The forty-four-year-old farmer promised in an interview to henceforth promote the Glo brand across the nooks and crannies of the country.
"I will change all my family members to Glo. I will advertise the car all over the country. In Olodi Apapa, Lagos, where I live and even in my state Taraba, I will advertise Glo. You are the best”, he stated.
He enjoined subscribers who are not on the Glo network to switch over to enjoy wonderful benefits on both voice and data. “Glo truly rewards”, he gleefully intoned.
Shishi, a father of three from Takum Local Government Area of Taraba, who has been on the Glo network since its inception in 2003, thanked the telecommunications giant for making him a car owner. He said when he was informed he had won the car, he was reluctant to inform his wife who is resident in his native state about the prize because he thought the call was a scam.
Deputy speaker, Lagos state House of Assembly, Hon. Wasiu Esinlokun, presented the star prize to Shishi. Hon. Sanni, said he was proud of Globacom for its unprecedented way of rewarding and empowering its customers. "Globacom is a truly Nigerian company, a pride not only of Nigeria, but of Africa. I congratulate the company for giving back to the society," he enthused.
Other dignitaries at the Lagos presentation event included Chairman, Lekki Local Council Development Authority (LCDA), Barrister Mukundasi O. Ogidan; and National President of the Cooperative Federation of Nigeria, Mr. Oriyomi Ayeola.
At the Abuja presentation, the testimonies and reactions were the same. Miss Arziki Safiya, an applicant in the FCT was particularly ecstatic as she danced with Glo ambassador, Sani Danja who heartily joined her in celebration. Expressing her heartfelt appreciation, Safiya said she remained eternally grateful to Globacom for the 32” LED Television set, adding that the luck that brought the gift will also get her a good job in due course.
Another winner is Mr. Anthony Edekobi Chukwuemeka, an Engineer from Anambra State, who resides in Wuse, Abuja. He won a brand new Generator and thanked Globacom for the prize “ I don’t need to buy a need Generator again as planned, Glo has provided one for me and I will make good use of it in my house, especially now that light are not too stable. Kudos to Glo” he said.
Other winners are the trio of Omale Dauda, Shuaibu Momoh and Amadi George who all expressed their joy for winning Microwave ovens. Omale said he will continue to participate in Everyday Bonanza and believed that he will win another prize soon, while Momoh and George who said they were shocked when they got calls from Glo both thank the company for always remembering the masses.
Wada Bashir who was one of many subscribers who won Refrigerators said “I am very happy for winning the prize, this meant a lot to me and I thank Glo for the prize. I promise to remain a loyal subscriber of our Nigerian network taking care of us”.
Speaking during the event, Hon Abike Dabiri who said Globacom has always been associated with empowerment of Nigerians urged the company not to rest on its oars. She congratulated the winners of the bonanza and wish them the very best.
Also Speaking, the Corps Marshall, Federal Road Safety Commission, Mr. Boboye OyeyemI said he was proud of Globacom for its unprecedented way of rewarding and empowering its customers.
"Globacom, remains Nigerian pride. I congratulate the truly Nigerian company for giving back to the society at all times," he enthused.
Mr. Yagba Tsav, Assistant Director who represented the Director General of National Lottery Regulatory Commission stated that NLRC gave Glo the right to run Everyday Bonanza, adding that Globacom has, so far performed creditably well.
Explaining the details of the offerings at a press conference held to unveil the promo last month, Globacom said Everyday Bonanza is a customer-appreciation offer for thousands of Glo subscribers to win tens of thousands of mouth-watering prizes worth hundreds of millions in naira. It added that this is the first time telecom subscribers in Nigeria will be enjoying this kind of value from service providers in Nigeria.
Globacom said it had consistently brought innovation, quality service delivery and unequalled benefits to its subscribers since 2003 when the company rolled out services.
“We have adopted a resonant strategy of connecting our subscribers to the most innovative products and services which do not only empower them but also add significant value to their businesses and social lives, the company explained.
In the Everyday Bonanza promo, Glo subscribers stand a chance to win Television sets every Monday, 4G-LTE smartphones every Tuesday, generating sets every Wednesday, refrigerators every Thursday, Microwave ovens every Friday, while subscribers will walk home with 4G-LTE MiFis on Saturdays. To crown the week-long largesse to its subscribers, Globacom will be giving out a brand new Hyundai Accent to a lucky subscriber every Sunday.
As Globacom rightly stated at the launch of the promo, Yuletide has indeed started for Glo subscribers.