Saturday, February 18, 2017 1:08 pm
By Daniels Ekugo
Airtel has given out a sum of N20 million to eleven customers in the fourth edition of Airtelonaire Promo. The winners were presented with their cheques at Airtel Centre on Adeola Odeku Street, Lagos.
The biggest prize winner was Ikechukwu Anthony who received a cheque of N10 million. Other winners who received cheque were, Azeez Khuddijat Abiola N1 million, Ayeni Samuel Ayodele N1 million. Others who won N100,00 each include Oretade Dapo Naomi, Kesiena Okoro, Obi Esther, Omoze Beauty, Nwamadu Kelchi, Hassan Muda Owolabi, and Akpabio Imeh.
The big winner, Ikechukwu Anthony while expressing his joy said he never believed it was real when he received a call from Airtel in December of 2016.
Anthony said, “I was called by a lady called Gift and she told me I have won N10 million. I didn’t believe it, but I told her since you guys are not asking me to pay any money before getting it, i’m in. Later, I was called by Airtel to go and claim my money by putting down my data and necessary information. I saved the number of the guy who called me and I did all the documentation. So I kept doing the follow up, but every time I called, I was told to wait. I later lost hope on the money thinking it was all the usual Nigerian lie. I even deleted the guys number two days ago. But yesterday, I received a call to come here today and get the money. I didn’t believe it. Seeing everything and standing here right now, I’m beginning to see that it is real.”
Speaking on the promo, General Manager, Mass Market, Airtel, Dipo Jolaoso said over the last four year the Red Hot Promo has become one of the landmark events that winds up the fiscal year for Airtel.
“The Red Hot Promo is Airtel’s way of saying thank you to our customers at the end of every year. And we proud our self as the company that runs easiest to participate telecoms promo in Nigeria. I’m proud to say we always deliver on our promise as far as this promo is concerned. What do I mean by that, no winner here today has done anything out of the ordinary except recharging their regular Airtel line.
“All you have to do is buy a normal recharge card sold anywhere on the street and recharge your line. Based on the value of your recharge, you get points into the Airtel red Hot Promo. And each point is an entry into the electronic draw.
“On the days draws are done, we have the regulators come in and watch the process in which the winner is selected. The winners are contacted and presentations like this are done to reward the consumers,” he said.
He added that during the last four years of the promo, the company has given out N200 million in cash and 360,000 unites of recharge cards. “In 2015, we took 250 people to Dubai. In 2017, I can assure you that in typical Airtel style, we would do something wonderful,” he said.