By Emeka Aginam
After about eight weeks of Lenovo national promo that ended recently in Lagos with final draw , a 19-year old university undergraduate, Vivian Onyemaechi has emerged as winner of the grand prize of a brand new Kia Rio in the final draw.
To participate in the promo, customers were expected to buy any Lenovo smartphone from accredited dealers nationwide .
This gave them the chance of winning star prizes including a brand new Kia Rio and 10 educational grants worth N200,000 each as well as various consolation prizes.
Represented by Nnamudi Marcellinus, Onyemaechi took away the Kia Rio star prize while seven other finalists received various consolation prizes including including blenders, deep freezer, smartphones, refrigerators and much more.
At the event that was witnessed by the Head of the Lagos Office of the Consumer Protection Council (CPC), Mr. Joshua Nggada and Deputy Manager, National Lottery Regulatory Commission (Lagos Zonal Office), Mr. Onyemenam Daniel, the Slot brand ambassador and ace entertainer, Dbanj was on hand to present the winners with their prizes at the well-attended event.
Thrilled by the grand prize, Onyemaechi said that her prayers had been answered right on time.
“I am overjoyed to be the winner of the Lenovo National Promo’s Kia Rio grand prize. My prayers have been answered through Jesus Christ our Lord.
“In fact, I never believed anything of such to be true; not until Lenovo made such a difference that even the blind can see! I encourage other customers to always show interest whenever a Lenovo promo is on. Whenever it comes to telecommunications, electronics and accessories, Lenovo is the best,” she said with excitement.
Expressing his delight at the success of the promotion, Marketing Manager, Lenovo Technologies West Africa, Mr. Bolade Oyekanmi thanked the company’s customers for the very positive response they showed towards the campaign.
“We are very pleased with the overwhelming response that the Lenovo National Promo received during its run. The initiative is our way of showing our appreciation to our consumers for their loyalty and support. The winning opportunities made many dreams come true and we feel very happy to have been able to make this happen. We pledge our commitment to leveraging on our expertise in mobile technology to improve the lives of our customers,” he said.
Also speaking, the Head of Marketing, Slot Systems Limited, Mr. Jonathan Uzomba said: At Slot, we are committed to making smartphones readily available to Nigerians. We also strive to leave behind memorable experiences for our customers. This collaboration with Lenovo is another step in this direction. Customer experience remains central to the services that we provide. We will continue to work with Lenovo towards ensuring that quality smartphones remain accessible to Nigerians.”
On his part, the Head of the Lagos Office of the Consumer Protection Council (CPC), Mr. Joshua Nggada said that it was the duty of the council to protect citizens from abuse, hence the its full involvement in the promo’s processes. He added that CPC has always expressed its readiness to work with different brands in a manner that will put smiles on the faces of consumers.
It would be recalled that Lenovo launched the nationwide campaign in December 2015 alongside two of the latest additions to its VIBE smartphones series, the Vibe P1m, which comes with a long-lasting 4000mAh battery that gives users up to three days of battery life and the Vibe S1, which combines the ability to take creative selfies with a fashionable exterior, with its two front cameras and attractive curved-glass back design.
The educational grants have been awarded to ten lucky customers selected at three different draws and drawn from different parts of the country.
The Kia Rio grand prize draw marked the conclusion of the promo and was executed in partnership with all major smartphone dealers in the country.