The lucky winners who collected their prizes at the event include Samson Olabode, a farmer in Ibadan, Oyo state and Ayodeji Ettu, a civil servant from Ogun state who went home with N1 million each. Other winners who collected cheques at the occasion include Olayemi Olaigbe, Oluwakemi Olashore, Hameed Adegoke, Abeeb Popoola and Oluwaseun Ojebode who won N25,000 each while Ajani Razak, Olajide Ismaila, Phillip Ademola and Adetayo Adeoye went home with cheques for N10,000 each.
One of those who won N1million is Samson Olabode, a poultry farmer in Ibadan, Oyo state. Married with 2 kids, Olabode said that it was a big surprise and he initially did not believe that it was true. “I have been using my phone for over 5 years and I was just loading normally as was my practice to call my relations abroad. I feel very happy and I want to thank Glo and its Chairman for this great gesture. Glo is the number one network that gives back to the masses. I believe many families will benefit from this promo”, he said.
Ayodeji Ettu, a non-academic staff of Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), who also went home with N1milion at the occasion, said that he had been in a dream-like state since he was told that he won such a huge sum in the promo that he did not tell his wife and family that he was coming for the prize presentation. “I feel great right now and I want to appreciate Glo for making communication cheaper for Nigerians. I urge other Nigerians to use Glo since they can also become a winner like me”, he stated.
Mrs. Oluwakemi Olashore, a Lagos-based businesswoman who won N25,000 in the promo was also excited that she won. “I urge everyone to use Glo as it is a good network. In fact my husband and everyone in my family will now have to use Glo and keep recharging until we win the N25 million grand prize”, she said.
Speaking at the event, Globacom’s Divisional Director (Lagos/West 1), Kunle Akanmu said that the prize presentation was in keeping with Glo’s promise to reward its loyal subscribers as the company marks the 10th anniversary of the commencement of its operations. “Since we started the promo a few weeks ago, we have given out millions of naira and other cash prizes to several winners at several prize presentations held in Lagos and Abuja. And today, we are holding simultaneous prize presentations in Ibadan and Onitsha”, he said.
“The Glo “Recharge to Stardom” promo offers thousands of loyal subscribers on the Glo network the opportunity to win various prizes ranging from N10,000 up to the grand prize of N25 million. Prepaid and post-paid Glo subscribers who recharge with N200 and above during the promo period stand a chance of winning any of the prizes ranging from N10,000 to N1million while subscribers who recharge up to N5,000 during the promo period stand a chance of winning the grand prize of N25million”, he added.
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