From Boys’ Quarters to own house, story of Glo house winner in PH
From “squatting” in a Boys’ Quarters in his parents’ compound, twenty-six year-old Chimeka Woke on Friday, December 9, became the owner of a three-bedroom house in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, courtesy of digital solutions provider, Globacom. He received the keys to the house from Glo officials after emerging the winner in a draw held the previous day.
Woke, a lawyer from Ikwerre, said at the presentation event held on Friday that he was still wondering how to raise money to move into an apartment with his wife and 11-month-old child when he got the call from Glo officials informing him that his phone number had just been picked in an electronic draw as the winner of a 3-bedroom house in the ongoing Festival of Joy promo.
He explained that the call that changed his fortune came after he took his father who was recovering from an ailment to the hospital and was waiting for him to be attended to. “I literally abandoned my dad and ran to the Glo office on Aba road just to be sure I heard well”, he said, adding that it sounded too good to be true for someone staying in his father’s Boys’ Quarters to be called and told he had just won a house.
“I had been thinking in the last few weeks on how to mobilize funds to rent an apartment to move into with my wife and daughter. It was as if God and Globacom were monitoring me”, he disclosed, and thanked Globacom for coming to his rescue and for launching such a massive customer-reward initiative.
The Ahoada Local Government Chairman, Barrister Ben Eke, who was at the event said Globacom had established a reputation for giving back to society. "For giving people opportunity to own a house, I must congratulate you. I am going to be your ambassador in propagating your good works”, he said. Similarly, His Royal Highness, Eze (Dr) Anugbom Onuhua, Eze Orlu Ekpodota 1, said “for what Globacom has done today, I am going to be an ambassador of the company, telling people what you are doing".
Mr Walson Dambo, the Head of Licensing and Operations at the Port Harcourt Zonal Office of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC), said the commission has been following the promo to ensure compliance and commended Globacom for its transparency and commitment to the success of the promo.
The Glo Festival of Joy promo is offering 20 houses and thousands of other amazing prizes including 24 brand new cars, power generators, sewing machines and rechargeable fans to subscribers to reward their loyalty.
“To participate in this promo, voice and data customers just have to dial *611# and recharge with N500 weekly to stand a chance to win the rechargeable fan, N2,500 monthly recharge for the Sewing Machine, N5,000 monthly recharge for the generator, and N10,000 monthly recharge for the car”, Globacom explained, adding that “subscribers who desire to become landlords and landladies of 3-bedroom houses like today’s winner courtesy of Glo Festival of Joy must make data subscription(s) of at least N20,000 during the promo period”.
L-R: Glo house winner, Chimeka Woke, Chairman of Ahoada West Local Govt, Barrister Ben Eke; His Royal Highness, Eze Orlu Ekpodota 1, Dr Anugbom Onuhua, and Globacom’s Regional Activation Manager, Port Harcourt, Mr Johnson Omonigho, at the presentation of a 3-Bedroom apartment to Woke who won the house in the Glo Festival of Joy promo in Port Harcourt on Friday
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