The feelings ranged from disbelief to ecstasy as winners of household appliances in Globacom’s Joy Unlimited Extravaganza promotion thronged the Ibadan Idi Ape Gloworld in Oyo State to receive their prizes.
One hundred and three winners were presented their items, including generators, refrigerators and television sets, at a ceremony which attracted a large crowd and also had Nollywood actors, Odunlade Adekola and Yemi Solade, in attendance.
Aubade Moshood, a 53-year-old transporter who won a television set believes in the power of positive confessions. “Just about an hour before Glo called to inform me that I had won, I told my neighbours that I wished to buy a new television set. They all wondered where I would get the money to buy it considering the harsh realities of the economy. We dispersed and I went about my daily routine only to receive a call from 121 informing me that I had won a TV set.
I rushed back to the people I was bantering with and shouted that God had shown me mercy by giving me what I desired,” he said.
His experience is not too different from that of 28-year-old Ogunwale Oluwamuyiwa Elijah, an Evangelist at Agbala Daniel Church, Ibadan; Lawal Babatunde Ajagbe, an aluminium fabricator who needs the power generating set to move his business forward, Mrs. Afolami Aderonke who won a television set and 44-year-old Saliu Abdulaziz who won a refrigerator.
For Ibrahim Sadeeq, however, it is a different story. The 28-year-old Islamic and Arabic teacher said he regarded the prize as an answered prayer for his Imam who does not have a power generating set. “I have benefitted immensely from the knowledge of my Imam, Alhaji Suleiman Adebayo Baba Olore. I have decided to donate the generator to him.”
Globacom’s Regional Sales Coordinator, West, Mr. Akeem Yusuf, said the Ibadan presentation was the third in the Joy Unlimited Extravaganza promo. According to him, thousands of other winners will emerge in subsequent draws and will receive their prizes at similar events to be held in Port-Harcourt on December 9, Abuja on December 16, Jos on December 16, Benin on December 23. The promo train progresses to Akure, Asaba, Kano, Uyo and Owerri as the New Year 2022 opens in January. It will later return to Abuja, Ibadan and Lagos in February, 2022.
He explained that Globacom is giving out over 500,000 prizes, including 5 Kia Rio cars monthly, 100 household appliances like fridges, television sets, and generators to be won weekly, and 5,000 data plans and CRBT daily prizes in the promo.
The Oyo State Commissioner for the Environment, Honourable Abiodun Oni, congratulated the winners and Globacom, while the Zonal Coordinator, National Lottery Regulatory Commission, Mr. Fasunhanmi Omotayo, eulogised the company for the “well organised promo which has followed due process.”
Subscribers who want to participate in the Joy Unlimited Extravaganza promo are required to make a total recharge of N500 in a week, Monday to Sunday, to qualify for the weekly draws, while a total recharge of N2,000 in a calendar month qualifies a subscriber for the monthly draws to win any of the car prizes.
All recharge amounts, physical, electronic, special (4x, 5x, etc.) count towards qualification, and customers can participate in the promo by dialing *611# on the Glo network. “The more the recharge, the more entries a subscriber gets and consequently the greater the chance to win these amazing prizes,” Yusuf said.