Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Telemedia presents N1.5m cheque to Jimoh Aliu

Recharge card hawker and winner of the N1.513,000 million in the Quiz Line being promoted by Telemedia Interactive, Mr. Jimoh Aliu, has been presented with his cheque at a ceremony in Lagos.

Even as Telemedia has lifted the SOS Children’s Village and Little Saints Orphanage Homes with N100,000 each.

Quiz Line is a phone-in programme that avails callers to interact with the presenter by playing around the questionnaire available through calling 345 on the MTN network or 358555 on other networks in existence in the country at the cost of N100 per call.

Welcoming guest to the occasion, the chief promoter of the Quiz Line and Managing Director, Telemedia Interactive, Mr. Femi Ayeni, noted that every day the programme is on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), many people are emerging as winners of several prizes.

He also said that before now, the programme has made a fisherman N60,000 richer as well as an Enugu-based businessman N500,000 wealthier.

According to him, Quiz Line is not just about giving out money to participants, but keeping Nigerians aware of contemporary issues, both locally and internationally.

He disclosed that Telemedia decided to give a boost to some selected orphanage homes in Lagos as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

“Quiz Line is not all about people winning money, so we decided to give out N100,000 to CDC, Little Saints and now SOS,” he said.

This, he said, would contribute immensely in alleviating hardship of these less privilege homes.

Also speaking, chairman of the occasion and top Nigerian comedian, Chief Chika Okpala, advised the winner, Mr. Aliu to ensure proper investment of his winning and lauded Telemedia for living up to its promise.

“You should use your money very well and not marry many wives,” Chief Okpala advised.

He later presented the cheque of N1,513,000 to Mr. Aliu in the company of the General Manager, Telemedia, Mr. Olu Akinlabi.

Equally commenting, Mr. Akinlabi informed that Telemedia had donated to CDC in June, Little Saint in July and SOS for the month of August.

Representative of the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) and Director of Surveillance and Enforcement, Mr. Emmanuel Abdullahi, also commended the management of Telemedia for the transparent manner they have been carrying out their activities in Quiz Line, since the programme began.

As monitors of promotions in the country and consumer concern, he said, that CPC is happy and expressed gratitude for being present to witness the event.

“Mr. Ayeni is always making out time to visit CPC from time to time to know how the consumers and the council is feeling about the programme,” he said, advising Mr. Aliu to ensure that he reports back to CPC when he clears the cheque to put it on record that everything went on well.

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