Joy Extravaganza: Car winner in Globacom’s Joy Unlimited Extravaganza promo, Oseni Afeez, receiving the key to a brand new car from Hon. Adedamola Kasunmu of the Lagos State House of Assembly (right) and the company’s Revenue Coordinator, Gerard Lokossou (1st left), and Lagos Regional Activation Manager (Lagos 3) Akinsola Williams, at the presentation of prizes to winners of the promo in Ikeja, Lagos, on Tuesday.
For 45-year-old Osaze Osemwegie, telecommunications giant, Globacom, is a messiah who made possible what ordinarily looked unachievable. He was one of the two subscribers who on Tuesday received a brand new Kia Rio car each in its ongoing customer appreciation promo, Joy Unlimited Extravaganza.
While Osaze’s car prize was presented to him at an impressive ceremony at Gloworld, Mission Road, Benin, Edo State, Afeez Oseni, a 38-year-old clearing agent from Kwara State received his own Kia Rio at the Gloworld shop, Allen Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos, the same day.
A self-employed man, Osemwegie was full of gratitude to Globacom, while Blessing, his wife, showered prayers and encomiums on the company. He said, “I never thought I could drive a brand new car this year. I am a welder. There is no way I would have been able to afford the car but God has used Glo to fulfil one of my life ambitions. Thank you Glo”.
On his part, Oseni said, “I did not believe it. I was called by Glo customer care that I won a car in the Glo promo and it was not until the car was presented to me a few minutes ago that I believed it was real. Glo has blessed me, a clearing agent of imported used cars, with a brand new car, which happens to be my first car. It is indeed a big surprise. To God be the glory”.
Apart from the car winners, about 50 lucky subscribers received the home appliances including fridges, power generators and television sets in Benin while Lagos had 64 winners of the items.
Speaking at the occasion in Benin, the Deputy Governor of Edo State, Mr. Phillip Shuaibu, who was the special guest of honour at the occasion described Globacom as a company which all Nigerians should be proud of. He said the company has consistently shown that it is a Nigerian company with the interest of Nigerians at heart.
“Glo is a company that every well meaning Nigerian will be proud to associate with as a result of its interesting products and services and the empowerment projects it is known for”, he noted.
Also speaking at the Lagos event, a member of Lagos Sate House of Assembly, Hon. Adedamola Kasumu stated that Globacom as a corporate entity has done well in Nigeria. He said, “Glo keeps giving back to Nigerians and that is well appreciated. We thank the company for putting smiles on the faces of the winners present here today, especially now that we are approaching Christmas”.
Akinsola Williams, Glo Regional Activation Manager, Lagos, who represented Globacom at the event said, “In the remaining days of this year, many more Nigerian homes will feel the joy of this promotion. 8 more brand new cars will be given out before the end of this year, making it a total of 10 cars in two weeks. They will be given out along with hundreds of television sets, refrigerators and power generators in prize presentation events to be held in Ibadan, Abuja, Jos, Kaduna, Onitsha, Uyo, Warri and other cities. Thousands more will also win the daily prizes of Glo freebies”.
Glo Regional Manager, Augustus Ndu-Offor, who spoke in Benin said the the event is in fulfillment of the promise made made by Globacom when it unveiled the promotion a few weeks ago to spread joy amongst Nigerians during the Yuletide season and into the New Year. He added that the presentation is a confirmation of the company’s resolve to constantly add value to the lives of subscribers on its network.
The event was graced by important personalities in the two cities including Nollywood actors, Victor Osuagwu and Mrs. Patience Ozorkwo aka Mama G , musician Teniola Apata as well as the Edo State Police Commissioner, Iriemi Solomon, in Benin, while Zonal Director, National Lottery Regulatory Commission, Mrs Priscilla Onuzulu, Nollywood actors, Odunlade Adekola and Bimbo Thomas, as well as Glo dealers and Managing Directors of Saravcom and Yarab Integrated Limited, Mr. Olabanji Akanni and Alhaji Mobolaji Abdulrasaq .