Two hundred and seventy officers and civilian members of the Nigerian Police Force, (NPF) Cooperative, have been rewarded with diverse prizes, including the star prize of N500,000 by Globacom, through the Police Cooperative Closed User Group (CUG) Promo.
Twenty of the subscribers won N500,000 each and Seven of them including Rabiu Hussaini, Olasunbo Tokunboh-Ajayi, Sunday Edoka, John Otame, Abiodun Mudasiru, Sikiru Opakunle and Thankgod Esechie were present at the Police Force Headquarters, Abuja, on Monday to pick up their cheques.
However, the duo of John Otame and Abiodun Mudashiru received their wining cheques directly from the immediate past Inspector General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, in the Inspector General’s office.
The remaining thirteen officers who won the N500,000 star prize are Umar Bala, Kenneth Enumaje, Dickson Solomon, Ikechukwu james Nwogu, Rasheed Aliu, Toba Ajayi, Alli Bello, Roseline Iriemivbor, Emmanuel Gabriel, Saheed Ganiyu, Rasheed Sanni, Calunun Kemuel and Thomas Saleh were expected to proceed to Globacom’s Abuja office to pick their cheques.
Two hundred and fifty other members of the Police CUG also won different items ranging from deep freezers, 5KVA Generators, Water Dispensers, Home Theaters to Smart Phones.
A bursar at the Police Children’s School, Ado Ekiti, Mrs.Olasunbo Tokunboh-Ajayi, who spoke after receiving her N500,000 prize urged other police personnel and civilians in the service of police formations across the country to join the Police CUG, adding that winning the prize is like a dream come true.
“When I was called about the prize I won, I told the Customer Care person that Glo was already doing a lot for us and that I was already enjoying the network, I did not know that I could still receive more from Globacom”, Tokunboh-Ajayi said.
Another winner of N500,000, Police Area Commander of Railway Command, Zaria, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Rabiu Hussein who also won N500,000 said it was a big surprise to him. Hussein said: “what Globacom has done is really wonderful. I wasn’t expecting it.”
The draw held which was held at the Zone Force HQ Annex in Ikeja, Lagos, earlier in May 2016 produced the winners.
Speaking while presenting the gifts to the winners at the Force Headquarters in Abuja, Folu Aderibigbe, Coordinator, Enterprise Sales, Globacom stated that the company provided the prizes as part of its social responsibility plan for the Nigerian Police Force to encourage the officers in the performance of their jobs.
“In Globacom, we believe in rewarding the various segments of the Nigerian society who form our customer base. We also believe that organizations such as the Nigerian Police Force should be encouraged and motivated as they perform the onerous task of safeguarding lives and property,”
Mr. Aderibigbe said that the police CUG scheme, known as COOPCOM, was started by Globacom to allow members of the force to communicate among themselves free of charge for as long as they desire at a low monthly rental and to also make calls outside the CUG at very minimal cost.
The project, according to him was specially designed to make life easier for families of policemen across the country. “We have considered the rate at which officers of the Nigerian Police Force are transferred across the country, leaving their families behind at various commands. This scheme will certainly reduce the communication gap between the officers and their families while they are on such postings,” he said.
Also speaking at the prize presentation ceremony, Mr. Solomon Arase who stated that the Glo CUG lines would assist the police in its anti-crime fight, also described the facility as affordable and secured. “This CUG is cheaper, faster, has a wider range and is secured because it is in-house,” he stated.
20 Police Officers on the Coopcom CUG who use up to N1500 above monthly will qualify for a draw to win N500,000 and other prizes. There is also the second prize of 30 deep freezers and a third prize of 40 5KVA Generators. Also to be won are 50 Water Dispensers, 60 Home Theaters and 70 Smart Phones. The winners are expected to dial *200*01*1# to participate in the promo.