‘Joyous cry’ by car winner in Glo Festival of Joy promo at Ijebu Ode

The car winner in the Ijebu Ode edition of Glo Festival of Joy promo, 
Temitope Bakare, rolled on the floor and shed tears of joy when she beheld her brand new Kia car at the presentation ceremony on Tuesday, December 13, 2022.

It was, however, not an easy job for the staff of Globacom to present the car to her. On Monday, some staff members had to pay a visit to the 27-year-old newly graduated hairdresser at her home in Itaalaga Street, Ijebu Ode, soon after her number was drawn as winner of the prize.

Attempts by the officials to convince Bakare on phone were rebuffed as she kept terminating the calls. When the calls became frequent, she simply switched off her phone. The Glo officials therefore decided to pay the doubting customer a visit at her house located just about one kilometer to the Gloworld Outlet in Ijebu Ode.

According to a press release by management of Globacom, the visit paid off as Bakare eventually realised that she had hit a jackpot in the Glo customer appreciation promo. 

Explaining her initial response, 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.

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.”

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.

Other guests at the ceremony were the former Commissioner for Information in Ogun State, Chief Fassy Yusuff; Nollywood actors, Odunlade Adekola and Bolaji Johnson, Amusan a.k.a Mr. Latin, and other eminent indigenes of the ancient town, while popular comedian, Seyi Law, compered the ceremony.

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