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After 3 hours of doubting, Glo promo House winner turns up to claim prize

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Globacom on Friday in Abuja presented the keys to a three-bedroom house
to yet another winner in the Festival of Joy promotion, Ridwan Ajamu
Bello.

The latest Glo-made landlord, who was called up earlier after the draw
on Thursday and told about his new fortune, had refused to show up for
over three hours, thinking it was a scam.

It took the intervention of officials  of the Nigerian Communications
Commission (NCC) and the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC)
to convince the 28-year-old Mathematics graduate of Ekiti State
University that he had indeed won a house in the Glo promo.

Several Glo officials, Adekanye Sunday and Iheanachor Chikodi of NLRC as
well as Ibrahim Mahmud of NCC all took turns to speak to the subscriber
on phone to persuade him to come over to Glo office.

Scores of Glo subscribers, including the Chairman of ThisDay Editorial
Board, Mr Segun Adeniyi, who were at the shop to transact business,
stayed back to see if the “doubting Thomas” would eventually show up.

When Bello finally arrived at Gloworld on Aminu Kano Crescent, he spent
some time prostrating and apologizing for keeping everyone waiting.
“Please forgive me. At first it was difficult to believe. You know how
these days we have a lot of people claiming to be what they are not, all
kinds of scam calls. But when I started getting calls from different
people from Glo and then the NCC and NLRC people also speaking and
asking me to come to Glo office, I now thought that this could actually
be my lucky day. I thank Glo for this opportunity, it’s beyond what I
can express”, Bello stated.

At the presentation event at the location of the house at Galadimawa
area of Abuja on Friday, he came with friends and family members to take
possession of his house. He thus joins scores of other Glo subscribers
who have emerged winners of houses, brand new cars, and the other
valuable prizes in the promotion in cities such as Lagos, Ijebu Ode,
Ibadan, Benin, Enugu, Port Harcourt, Warri and Jos.

Guests of honour at the ceremony, Senator Amos Bulus Kilawangs and
former Director General of NLRC, Mr Peter Igho, commended Globacom for
showing a high level of integrity and transparency in the promo. “There
are so many companies in Nigeria, but Glo has shown it is second to none
in CSR. What I feel inside of me is beyond what I can express”, the
Senator said.

Mr Igho, on his part, said, “Glo has stood up as a true Nigerian
champion. I commend the company for putting a roof over the heads of so
many Nigerians.”

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