Glo dishes out millions
VALUE ADDED SERVICESBy BiztechAfrica - Aug. 15, 2012, 3:27 p.m.
Globacom has presented cheques ranging from N30,000 to N6 million to lucky subscribers who won cash prizes in the ongoing Season 3 of its popular and highly rewarding Glo “text4millions” promo.
Among the winners are Oluwole Agboola, who won one of the weekly prizes of N6 million, Yusuf Olaitan Lukman who won N1.5 million; Comrade Hossana Fetimi who won N300,000 while Mujidat Odunoye and Yomi Afolabi won N60,000 each in the promo. Others winners who collected their cheques are Andrew Iheagwam and Eniola Omoniyi who won N30,000 each.
Globacom’s Head of Value Added Services, Samson Isa, said that the presentation was in line with Glo’s promise to reward millions of its subscribers and thank them for their loyalty.
Agboola, a regional manager with WAMCO Friesland Campina, said that he would use the N6 million he won to complete his ongoing building projects in Lagos and his village.
Yusuf Olaitan Lukman, a trader in building materials, who won N1.5 million in the promo, told the audience he would invest in raising the standard of his building materials business.
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