The latest house winner in Globacom’s Festival of Joy promotion,
28-year-old Ridwan Ajamu Bello, has stated that his emergence as a
landlord in a choice area of Abuja was too shocking to believe.
Speaking at Gloworld, Aminu Kano crescent, Abuja after he was convinced
that he actually won a house by combined team of officials of the
Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the National Lottery
Regulatory Commission (NLRC) and Globacom officials, the Mathematics
graduate of Ekiti State University immediately tendered an apology.
He said, “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 was called up earlier after the draw on Thursday and was informed
about his new fortune, but he refused to show up for over three hours,
thinking it was a scam.
It was after several calls by NLRC duo of Adekanye Sunday and Iheanachor
Chikodi as well as Ibrahim Mahmud of NCC that he was persuaded to come
over to Glo office.
Many Glo subscribers who came to transact business at the office
including the Chairman of ThisDay Editorial Board, Mr Segun Adeniyi,
had to stay back to see if Ajamu would eventually show up.
Bello eventually received the key to his new house on Friday at the
Galadimawa area of Abuja, amidst celebrations by friends and family
members who accompanied him to the event.
Speaking at the event, the special guests of honour at the ceremony,
Senator Amos Bulus Kilawangs, paid glowing tribute to Globacom for
initiating the consumer promo which he said has been very transparent.
According to him, “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”,
Also, former Director General of NLRC, Mr Peter Igho, who also spoke at
the event said, “Glo has stood up as a true Nigerian champion. I commend
the company for putting a roof over the heads of s