Globacom on Friday, January 20, in Abuja presented the keys to a three-bedroom house to yet another winner in the Festival of Joy promotion, Ridwan Ajamu Bello.
But Bello had the day before that played out a frustrating drama after his number popped up as winner of the house. He was called up earlier after the draw on Thursday and informed about his new fortune. Instead of showing up as requested by Globacom officials, he refused to go to Globacom’sGlobacom’s Aminu Kano Crescent office for over three hours, thinking it was a scam.
It took the intervention of officials of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) who also told the 28-year-old Mathematics graduate of Ekiti State University that he had indeed won a house in the Glo promo.
Several Glo subscribers, including the Chairman of ThisDay Editorial Board, Mr Segun Adeniyi, who were at the shop to transact business, got interested in the drama and decided to stay back to see if the “doubting Thomas” would eventually show up.
When Bello later arrived at the Gloworld shop, he had to apologize for keeping everyone waiting. “Please forgive me. At first it was difficult to believe. You know how these days we have a lot of people claiming to be what they are not, all kinds of scam calls. But when I started getting calls from different people from Glo and then the NCC and NLRC people also speaking and asking me to come to Glo office, I now thought that this could actually be my lucky day. I thank Glo for this opportunity, it’s beyond what I can express”, Ajamu disclosed.
A highly elated Bello stormed the Galadimawa area, Abuja, where the property is located on Friday with friends and family members to take possession of his prize. He thus joins scores of other Glo subscribers who have won houses, brand new cars, and the other valuable prizes in the promotion in various cities across the country such as Lagos, Ijebu Ode, Ibadan, Benin, Enugu, Port Harcourt, Warri and Jos.
In his remark at the event, Senator Amos Bulus Kilawangs, who was the Guest of honour, lauded Globacom for showing a high level of integrity and transparency in the promo. “There are so many companies in Nigeria, but Glo has shown it is second to none in CSR. What I feel inside of me is beyond what I can express”, he said.
Another special guest, former Director General of NLRC, Mr Peter Igho, who was also a special guest, commended Glo for standing up “as a true Nigerian champion. I commend the company for putting a roof over the heads of so many Nigerians.”