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#EkitiNewsToday: Ekiti state university student gets house in Glo Festival of Joy promo

Telecommunications giant, Globacom, yesterday, began fulfilling its promise of rewarding loyal subscribers with amazing prizes in its Festival of Joy promo, as it presented a three-bedroom apartment to a 19-year-old undergraduate.

The ceremony saw Ibrahim Akindele becoming a landlord for recharging his Glo line.

Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Mr. Debo Ogundoyin, and other key lawmakers of the state legislature graced the ceremony and also handed keys to the apartment to Akindele.

The 200-level student of Science Laboratory Technology of Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, who could hardly believe the fortune, confessed that he received the call that turned him into a landlord with so much scepticism.

“I was in disbelief at first. I thought it was just someone playing pranks on me,” he said, adding that he would allow his parents to decide how to put the apartment to use.

His mother, Mrs. Funmilayo Akindele, who savoured the joy of her son’s new status, said: “The house will be a place of refuge for Ibrahim and his older brother while we will be coming to spend weekends with them.”

In his welcome address, Globacom’s Head of Operations for the West Territory, Mr. Akeem Yusuf, noted that the promo is another opportunity for Globacom to reward its subscribers with amazing prizes, in line with its commitment to continued empowerment of customers.

“Our commitment to the total well-being of our subscribers and the realisation that shelter is one of the key needs of man have fuelled our desire to help some of them have houses of their own through this promo,” he stated.

The city of Ibadan is hosting another prize presentation on Thursday, November 17.

Some other lucky winners will go home with prizes, such as a brand new Kia car, power generators, sewing machines and rechargeable fans, among other prizes.

The Glo Festival of Joy will make 20 lucky subscribers homeowners, while another 24 will win brand-new cars across the country.

Subscribers, who have not keyed into the promo, are required to dial a dedicated short code, *611#, and “recharge with N500 weekly, to stand a chance to win a rechargeable fan; N2,500 monthly for a sewing machine; N5,000 monthly for a generator; N10,000 monthly for a car and N20,000 data subscription during the promo period for a house.

The more the recharges, the higher the chance of winning,” the company said.

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