Telecoms and digital service provider, Globacom, on Tuesday presented a brand new Kia car to the latest winner in Ijebu Ode, Ogun state. 27-year-old newly graduated hairdresser, Temitope Bakare, was presented with the keys to her brand new car at the Gloworld Outlet in Ijebu Ode.
Winners of other items such as generators, sewing machines and rechargeable fans were also presented with their prizes at the event.
Profusely expressing her joy, Bakare as she thanked Globacom with tears in her eyes. Explaining her initial response upon hearing she had won she said, "When the calls kept coming and coming, I thought they were from fraudsters. Though I dialed *611# short code and kept recharging, I never thought I could win among millions of subscribers. This was why I decided to switch off my phone to block further calls".
The entire community erupted in jubilation at the presentation ceremony, while her relations and neighbours hugged her in excitement.
Incidentally, the winning SIM was a gift from the winner's 39-year-old seamstress aunt, Mrs. Adijat Adesoye, who was also on hand with Temitope 's 54-year-old father, Mr. Moroof Bakare, and other members of the extended Bakare Family to receive the prize.
The State Commissioner for Finance, Honourable Waheed Odusile, who graced the occasion said he was pleasantly surprised to see the quality and quantity of prizes being presented to subscribers at the event. He commended Globacom for taking special interest in the welfare of its customers and their empowerment through Festival of Joy.
Representative of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Mrs. Helen Sadiku, who witnessed the presentation ceremony commended Globacom's forthrightness in executing the promo.
Regional Manager in charge of Glo Operations in Ogun State, Mr. Ikenna Aguwuom, congratulated Bakare and the winners of other prizes including generators, sewing machines and rechargeable fans, noting that more winners will emerge in the days ahead. He enjoined other Glo users to get on the winning train saying, “To participate in this promo, voice and data customers just have to dial the dedicated short code *611# and recharge with N500 weekly to stand a chance to win the rechargeable fan, N2,500 monthly recharge for the Sewing Machine, N5,000 monthly recharge for the generator, and N10,000 monthly recharge for the car and N20,000 for houses”.
Other guests at the ceremony were the former Commissioner for Information in Ogun State, Chief Fassy Yusuff, Nollywood actors,
Odunlade Adekola and Bolaji Amusan a.k.a Mr. Latin, and other eminent indigenes of the ancient town, while popular comedian, Seyi Law, compered the ceremony.