Glo brings early Christmas to Onitsha with ‘My Own Don Beta’
By Sulaimon Olanrewaju
It was a moment of joy and smiles as Glo’s “My Own Don Beta” promo continues to be the gift that illuminates the lives of telecommunication subscribers across Nigeria. The seventh edition was held in the commercial hub of Onitsha, Anambra state, which also happened to be the sixth city hosting the event after previous draws and presentations in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Ibadan and Kano.
The event, which was held at Main Market, Onitsha, attracted many from far and wide. Apparently, the news of the previous editions had spread like wildfire during harmattan. The life transforming event also brought Christmas early for the winners.
Gracing the event were Nollywood icons such as, Patience Ozokwor popularly known as Mama G and Victor Osuagwu, who both happen to be Glo brand advocates.
Over eighty winners emerged from the Onitsha promo draw. And they went home with various items, which included grinding machines, generators, industrial sewing machines and tricycles.
Okechukwu Onwuka, a real estate developer from Delta state, could hardly contain his joy when he found out that he had won a generator. He said it was a timely intervention from Glo as he had intended to change the old power generator he had in his house.
Ebere Obi, a businesswoman from Awada, Obosi who deals in food items, was full of heartfelt praise for Glo and the promo as she stated that she would use the generator to run her business and freeze drinks. She also revealed that she had even nursed the idea of purchasing a generator for her business activity.
Tochukwu Achigwe, a businessman from Ogidi, Onitsha, who won a grinding machine from the promo fought hard to mask his excitement. He commended Glo for their services and expressed gratitude for changing his life, for good. Achigwe said he would send the grinding machine to his mother in the village to use.
For Ejike Umeogo, a spare parts dealer from Obosi who won an industrial sewing machine, it was a struggle to articulate his joyous feelings. He revealed that he had been using Glo for sixteen years, and this was the first time he would win anything from promos. He confessed that he had thought it was a scam when he was first contacted about his emergence as a winner. He disclosed that the sewing machine would make a perfect gift for his wife.
Chukwuma Joseph Onochie, a Public Servant from Odekpe, Ogbaru, who also won a generator, revealed that he had planned to purchase one for the funeral of his father-in-law but Glo had made life easier for him. He also admonished other people to join the winning network.
Aliu Anthony, a building engineer from Omoba Phase 2, Onitsha, who won a generator was over the moon with happiness and declared himself as “the luckiest man alive”. He added that the generator had given him a solid and concrete avenue to establish a business for his wife.
Uche Chijioke, a trader, who won a sewing machine was grateful to God and Glo for the prize. He revealed that he was going to keep it at home for his wife to use after the completion of her NYSC.
Another winner, Okoro Igwe Chukwu, who trades in recharge cards and phone accessories, also won a grinding machine. He revealed he was going to give the prize to his mother. He further thanked Glo for giving him the opportunity to gift his mother a present as big as what he won.
Alakwe Nnemeka Stanley, a software dealer came to the draw with his wife. He won a tricycle, and was full of gratitude to Glo for the promo. Alakwe lauded the network for providing him with the opportunity to win something from a promo and a re-entrance into the ‘Keke’ business, which he used to operate before things went awry for him.
A student, Cynthia Chidube, who won an industrial sewing machine was very ecstatic about her emergence as a winner. She stated that winning such prize had facilitated her decision to learn fashion designing. She further revealed that she had initially thought it was a scam when she received the call, which announced her emergence as a winner. However, she decided to follow through and was glad she did. Ifeanyi Ikpe, a security officer, who also won an industrial sewing machine, stated that Glo had provided a business for him as he had received an opportunity to study fashion designing.
Speaking during the occasion, Noel Udeme, Globacom’s representative and Regional Activation Manager, South East 2, stated that the promo underscored the power of N200. He also added that the exercise was in fulfilment of the network’s pledge to add value to their subscribers’ lives as their prizes gave them the opportunities to generate incomes and expand their commercial frontiers.
In his address, Okoye Chukwuma, an official of the National Lotto Regulatiory Commission, who was at the event to monitor the proceedings, commended the transparency of the exercise and instant receipt of prizes by the winners.
Veteran Nollywood actress, Patience Ozokwor, expressed her delight with the successful turnout of the event and the enthusiastic response of the people to the exercise. She also commended Glo on their promo, stressing that the network keeps putting smile on people’s faces, while giving them early Christmas gifts.
Another Nollywood actor, Victor Osuagwu, who was present at the draw, commended Glo for staying true to their words, having delivered what they had promised their subscribers.
Mrs Grace Enokwu, the Vice-chairman of Onitsha Main Market Association, was gripped with an admixture of surprise and happiness at how a small token as two hundred naira recharge cards could change fortune and bestow such prizes as huge as what Glo had doled out. Mr Ambrose Eseisa, the Treasurer of the market association also commended the draw exercise. For the Chairman of Main Market, Honourable Kenneth Onyeka Ndiga, Glo took the best decision by having the draw and presentation at the market. He said having an event at Main Market in Onitsha is like having an event in all markets in Anambra State. What a remarkable way for Glo to touch lives across Anambra State!