From Lagos to Abuja, the expression on the faces of hundreds of Glo subscribers, who had gathered at Globacom’s retail outlets was the same— high expectation and subdued excitement.
The occasions were the prize presentation ceremo-nies held for winners in Everyday Bonanza, a unique customer reward scheme rolled out recently by fully-integrated tele-coms operator, Globacom.
In Lagos, the date was November 13 and venue was 21, Adeola Odeku Street, Victoria Island, while in Abuja the event was held on November 15 at the Gloworld Shop on Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse.
Several of the winners came with friends and family members to share the joy and testimonies of the day. While the winners were full of excitement, they kept their joy in check as their fortune was too good to believe.
So for many of them, it was a case of wait-and-see for, as they say in local parlance, ‘seeing is believing.’ A winner of a star prize, Hyundai Accent, was later to tell the audience that “when I was told I won a car in the promo, I did not tell my wife about it, because he thought the call was a scam.”
That explained the subdued excitement among the winners.
However, the mood was to change as soon as one winner after another was called out to receive his prize. The prizes included microwave ovens, LED television sets, power generators, refrigerators and the grand prize of Hyundai Accent car.
Among the celebrating subscribers in Lagos was Mrs. Anyebe Roseline, who works for the Federal Civil Service.
On receiving her generator, the excited winner stated: “I am short of words. I never expected I was going to win. I just do not know how to express my joy.
“I promise to remain a Glo subscriber for life. From today, I will also get Glo cards for all my friends and family members.”
For 40-year-old Napolean Atcho, who works with Flour Mills and won a generator, “this is the biggest gift I have ever won in life. The gift I had won before was a recharge card. I am encouraged; I am so, so happy.”
Also in Lagos, Mr. Agbaje Jamiu, a 40-year-old estate surveyor, who won a microwave, declared: “As a rule, I do not play lotteries, so I was pleasantly surprised when informed that I won.
“I recharge a lot because of my real estate job. I am happy for the recognition. I feel fulfilled for winning the microwave.”
An overjoyed Taraba State indigene, Tanini Shishi, who won the star prize of Hyundai Accent car declared that he will ensure that all his family members ‘ported’ to the Glo network.
The 44-year-old farmer promised in an interview to, henceforth, promote the Glo brand across the nooks and crannies of the country.
He said: “I will change all my family members to Glo. I will advertise the car all over the country. In Olodi Apapa, Lagos, where I live and even in my state Taraba, I will advertise Glo. You are the best.”
He enjoined subscribers, who are not on the Glo network, to switch over and enjoy wonderful benefits on both voice and data, saying “Glo truly rewards.”
Shishi, a father of three from Takum Local Government Area of Taraba State, who has been on the Glo network since its inception in 2003, thanked the telecommunications giant for making him a car owner.
He said when he was informed he had won the car, he was reluctant to inform his wife, who is resident in his native state, because he thought the call was a scam.
Deputy Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr. Wasiu Esinlokun, presented the star prize to Shishi.
Sanni said he was proud of Globacom for its unprecedented way of rewarding and empowering its customers, remarking that “Globacom is a truly Nigerian company, a pride not only of Nigeria, but of Africa. I congratulate the company for giving back to the society.”
Other dignitaries at the Lagos presentation event included Chairman, Lekki Local Council Develop-ment Authority, LCDA, Mr. Mukundasi Ogidan; and National President of the Cooperative Federation of Nigeria, Mr. Oriyomi Ayeola.
At the Abuja presentation, testimonies and reactions were the same. Miss Arziki Safiya, an applicant in the FCT, was particularly ecstatic as she danced with Glo ambassador, Sani Danja, who heartily joined her in celebration.
Expressing her heartfelt appreciation, Safiya said she remained eternally grateful to Globacom for the 32″ LED television set, adding that the luck that brought the gift will also get her a good job.
Another winner is Mr. Anthony Chukwuemeka, an engineer from Anambra State, who resides in Wuse, Abuja.
He won a brand new power generator and thanked Globacom for the prize, saying “I don’t need to buy a generator again as planned because Glo has provided one for me and I will make good use of it in my house, especially now that light are not too stable. Kudos to Glo.”
Other winners are the trio of Omale Dauda, Shuaibu Momoh and Amadi George, who all expressed their joy for winning microwave ovens.
Omale said he will continue to participate in Everyday Bonanza and believed that he will win another prize soon, while Momoh and George, who said they were shocked when they got calls from Glo, thanked the company for always remembering the masses.
Wada Bashir, who was one of many subscribers who won refrigerators, said: “I am very happy for winning the prize. This meant a lot to me and I thank Glo. I promise to remain a loyal subscriber of our Nigerian network that is taking care of us.”
Dignitaries laud Glo
Speaking during the event, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, who said Globacom has always been associated with empowerment of Nigerians, urged the company not to rest on its oars. She congratulated the winners of the bonanza and wished them the very best.
Also speaking, the Corps Marshall, Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr. Boboye Oyeyemi, said he was proud of Globacom for its unprecedented way of rewarding and empowering its customers.
His words: “Globacom remains Nigeria’s pride. I congratulate the truly Nigerian company for giving back to the society at all times.”
Mr. Yagba Tsav, Assistant Director, who represented the Director General of National Lottery Regulatory Commission, stated the commission gave Glo the right to run Everyday Bonanza, adding that Globacom has so far performed creditably well.
Explaining the details of the offerings at a briefing to unveil the promo last month, Globacom said Everyday Bonanza is a customer-appreciation offer for thousands of Glo subscribers to win tens of thousands of mouth-wate-ring prizes worth hundreds of millions in naira.
It added that this is the first time telecommunications’ subscribers in Nigeria will be enjoying this kind of value from service providers in Nigeria.
Globacom said it had consistently brought innovation, quality service delivery and unequalled benefits to its subscribers since 2003, when the company rolled out services.
The company said: “We have adopted a resonant strategy of connecting our subscribers to the most innovative products and services, which do not only empower them but also add value to their busine-sses and social lives.”
In the Everyday Bonanza promo, Glo subscribers stand a chance to win television sets every Monday; 4G-LTE smartphones, Tuesday; generating sets, Wednesday; refrigerators, Thursday, microwave ovens, Friday, and 4G-LTE MiFis on Saturdays.
To crown the week-long largesse to its subscribers, Globacom will be giving out a brand new Hyundai Accent to a lucky subscriber every Sunday.