Wednesday, July 22, 2009

First winners @ Glo text 4 million promo receive prizes

•As PATIN commends

In fulfillment of the promise to subscribers when the Glo Text 4 million promotion was launched, the Second National Operator (SNO), Globacom Limited, last week, presented N1 million cheque each to the first round of four winners in the scheme.

The beneficiaries included a resident of Port Harcourt, Chigozie Ekeoma, Mr. Ashiru Adigun from Warri, Delta State, Mr. Friday Obiebi also from Warri and Mr. Kwabena Yeboah, a Ghanaian resident in Lagos. 

This is coming as the second batch of winners emerged on Monday, from the weekly promo.

Excited winners used the chance to eulogize the SNO while expressing surprise for being among the lucky millionaires to emerge in the first week of the promo.

They noted that the initial calls were received with disbelief until they got to the Globacom office where their winnings were confirmed. One of the first week winners and Warri-based, Mr. Obiebi said, he received the phone call notifying him that he had won with a lot of doubt. 

“When the call came, I said ‘Whosai’, these people don come again. But when I was called again to go to the Glo office in Warri and met the people there, I start to dey believe. Now wey I don get the cheque, I now believe,” he said in his colloquial Warri slang.

He advised other Glo subscribers to continue participating in the promo as anyone could be lucky enough to win, noting that the notification process is very clear as the winner will be asked to go to only Glo offices for verification. 

For the Ghanaian Yeboah, the call came when he was in Ghana. After initial doubts and disbelief, he explained to the callers that he was in Ghana and would not return till the end of the month.

But on hearing that the date for the presentation had been fixed, he decided to return and claim his cheque. Yeboah commended Globacom for being truthful and credible about the Text4Million promo. 

Equally, Port Harcourt-based Ekeoma, said the experience demonstrated the length that Globacom has gone in order to identify the real winners in its promos.

Pointing out that the encouragement to participate in the promo came from his wife after both watched the campaign commercial on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) News-line. 

“In fact, my wife encouraged me to play. Five days later, I was called but my phone was off. But the Glo people traced my line to find out the last person I called.
Fortunately I was with that person when they called him to enquire about me. I want to let everybody know that Glo is straight forward, Glo is faithful and Glo is generous,” he narrated.

According to Ekeoma, he played only 40 times, spending a total of N4,000 in the promo to emerge a winner of the N1m cash prize. 

And for another winner, Mr. Ashiru Adigun, winning N1m in the promo is both a surprise and a blessing. He praised Glo for the promo to reward its loyal subscribers, even as he encouraged fellow subscribers on the network to join by playing as anyone could win in the promo. 

“Keep on trying, Glo subscribers, keep playing”, he said. 

The winners were presented with their prizes by Glo ambassadors who also celebrated with them at the occasion. The Glo ambassadors include Ramsey Nouah, Nonso Diobi, Mike Ezuruonye, Kate Henshaw Nuttal, Rita Dominic, Chioma Chukwuka, Monalisa Chinda, Ini Edo, Uche Jombo and Funke Akindele. 

Meanwhile, Globacom has been commended for being environmentally friendly telecom operator at the launch of Plant A Tree Today Initiative (PATIN), an initiative of the wife of the Senate President, Mrs. Helen Onma Mark, which held in Abuja, weekend.
According to Mrs. Mark, “Globacom is graciously leading the way in partnership with the sponsorship of this project, which has enabled us to take off.”

Explaining the goal of PATIN, she said the initiative “is setting a modest target of platting one million trees per local government in the first phase of four years.”

Also, she said that the PATIN would be interested in securing the nation`s diverse ecosystem through a variety of other activities and invited Nigerians to emulate the telecommunications operator and join hands with her organization in “this drive to save and rule our world.” 

Member of the Senate Committee on the Environment, Senator (Lady) Eme Ufot Ekaette equally praised Globacom’s support for the project, saying it was not just a coincidence that Globacom chose a green colour for its brand as the colour is nature friendly.

“Glo has been nature friendly, their colour is earth friendly,” she declared.

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5 comments:

ADENIYI said...

am ADENIYI BEN by name, phone No 08054349123, glo said i should sent text win to 555, i spend more than #10,000,00 for the promo.i have more than 20,000,00 point. pls i want to beg glo to help me out.i borrow money to start the promo. pls don't allow me to labour in vain. glo help me out. thanks

Akinola Oladipupo said...

I have over 46000 points and am yet to get anything nor Information from Glo. I need to know if it is a Hoax or JUST AN ACT OF FRAUD.I need answers so i will know if to take legal action to recoup my money and damages for time wasted. My number is 08058426824.

mohammed hammed adeniyi said...

the procedure for selecting winners in the last concluded glo text 4 million still remain to me highly illusive. though my fate in the ability of an establishment of repute like globalcom nig still remain strong. But one tend to wonder what would have made a man with 60,000 points won and denied a man with over a million points. 08057336434 is my number.

mohammed hammed adeniyi said...

the procedure for selecting winners in the last concluded glo text 4 million still remain to me highly illusive. though my fate in the ability of an establishment of repute like globalcom nig still remain strong. But one tend to wonder what would have made a man with 60,000 points won and denied a man with over a million points. 08057336434 is my number.

Unknown said...

God help me.