The first set of winners in the on-going Glo Hamma Millions promo, including the winner of the jackpot prize of N5 million, on Tuesday received their cash prizes at the Globacom Headquarters in Lagos and four other locations across Nigeria amid pomp and pageantry.
Winners of N100,000 in Lagos, Abuja, Enugu, Benin and Port Harcourt also received their prizes, bringing the total number of winners who got their money pan Nigeria to 2016.
Palpably excited winners led by Hameed Olatunji who won N5 million began trooping into the Lagos venue of the presentation ceremony with their friends and relatives as early as 8am, eager to claim their prize monies.
Expressing his heartfelt appreciation in an emotion laden voice, Olatunji thanked Globacom for making him a multi-millionaire overnight, adding “I’ll invest part of this money in my poultry business and also use part of it to purchase a truck”.
Welcoming guests earlier, Globacom’s Executive Director, Legal Services, Gladys Talabi, said the promo was an initiative to reward the company’s subscribers for keeping faith with the network.
“The reward scheme was launched by Globacom despite the current economic challenges to appreciate our customers who are the focal point of our operations by making over one thousand of them richer and turning others into multimillionaires,” she explained.
Gladys Talabi stated that more winners would emerge in the days ahead, and encouraged existing and new subscribers to avail themselves of the opportunity to become millionaires in the promo by sending ‘GLO’ to 555 and answering a simple football question.
In a remark, the acting Managing Director, Bank of Industry, Waheed Olagunju, thanked Globacom Chairman, Dr. Mike Adenuga Jr, for building a world class telecoms company like Globacom which he noted could compete with any telecoms company in the world.
“He is one person who connects with people at the bottom pyramid and that is why we are here to identify with this. Those of you who won 100k, that could be the beginning of your journey to becoming a Mike Adenuga of tomorrow. We at BOI are available to support you and hold your hand. We have our consultants and experts who will advise you on the type of business you can go into in your immediate environment.”
The Speaker of Ogun State House of Assembly, Hon Adekunmbi, said,
“Globacom has done a lot for Nigerians. It liberated Nigerians with the per second billing it introduced at inception.”
In the 100-day promo, 10 winners of N100,000 will emerge every day, while a N5million jackpot winner will emerge once every 20 days. In all, a total of 1000 lucky winners of N100,000 and 5 winners of N5million will emerge in the promo.
Other dignitaries at the event included the Deputy Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon Wasiu Eshinlokun Sanni; Lagos State Coordinator of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission, Fidelis Ajibogun and the Zonal Coordinator, Lagos Office, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Ikechukwu Aninweke.