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Recharge Card Vendor emerge Millionaire as Airtel Ends Promo

By Uche Peter
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Lagos, Nigeria; August 28, 2012: A recharge card seller was among the newest set of Nigerian millionaires that included an electrician, drivers, students, retirees, traders, pharmacists, bankers, students and a Pastor among tens of others that emerged winners in the just concluded Airtel Free Millionaire Promo.

The prize presentation ceremonies for the promo held Friday simultaneously at the Airtel Head Office in Lagos and its other offices across the nation's six geo-political zones.

Beside the millionaires, thousands of others won the latest Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Reloaded tablets bundled with free 200MB of data.

The mega promotion which commenced nationwide from April 17, 2012 produced over 70 customers who won N1 million (one million naira) each and more than 1000 others who smiled home with the latest Samsung Smartphone wonder – the Samsung Galaxy Tabs.

Speaking at the presentation ceremony, Airtel Nigeria's Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director, Deepak Srivastava said: “changing peoples' lives through impactful telecommunications services and offerings remain our commitment, which is in line with our promise to Nigerians on commencement of operations two years ago.”

Stated Srivastava: “The mega promo was another channel for us to show appreciation to our esteemed customers for their loyalty to our brand. Today, we have kept our promise to raise millionaires and give out top of the range communications gadget to others. We know that that the winnings would not only benefit the winners alone but will spill-over to other family members and loved ones because with today's empowerment, school fees shall be paid, new businesses created and old ones expanded.”

The Chief Operating Officer also applauded participating partner, Samsung which he described as “worthy ally” for buying into the vision of the telecom firm to create excitement and improve the life styles of its customers.

The Airtel Free Millionaire Promo was supervised by a world-class systems, processes and applications audit firm, Alexander Forbes.

Among the millionaires that emerged from the mega promo include: Kehinde Fagbayi, a Lagos –based electrician ; Jarfaru Garba of the Nigerian Customs Service, Lagos Command; Sunday Udeh-Eni, a trader in fairly used computers; a Lagos-based Chemist, Godwin Sunday Okafor; Victor Ojo Akingbondere; Jason E. Anyaegbudike; Cosmos Chinaka Obi, a Lagos-based driver; Derick Fumlak of Jos; Marcellus Maduaka who pastors in Benin; Ogbodo Micheal Emenike, a Student, Mr. Job Ovuezirie Efekiluo from Warri and Bilyamiu Muhammad, who is based in Jalingo, Taraba State.