It took several calls by officials of Globacom, the National Lottery Regulatory Commission and the Nigeria Communication Commission to 28- year-old Ridman Ajamu Bello before he became convinced that he had actually won a three-bedroom house in Abuja on Thursday.
Bello, a Mathematics graduate of Ekiti State University, was called up earlier after the draw on Thursday and told about his emergence as a new house winner in Glo’s Festival of Joy promo, but he refused to show up for over three hours, thinking it was a scam.
However, after several calls from officials of Glo, NLRC’s Adekanye Sunday and Iheanachor Chikodi as well as Ibrahim Mahmud of NCC, who all took turns to speak to him, he became convinced and eventually came over to the Glo office.
“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 the 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”. Ajamu said on his arrival.
After fulfilling necessary requirements, Bello, who was accompanied by friends and relatives, was presented with the keys to the new house in the Galadimawa area of Abuja on Friday,
Senator Amos Bulus Kilawangs, who was the guest of honour at the event stated that Globacom deserves commendation for showing a high level of integrity and transparency in the promo. He added that “There are so many companies in Nigeria, but Glo have shown it is second to none in CSR. What I feel inside of me is beyond what I can express”.
Former Director General of Nigeria Lottery Regulatory Commission, Mr Peter Igho, who also spoke at the event, stated that, “Glo has stood up as a true Nigerian champion. I commend the company for putting a roof over the heads of so many Nigerians.”.