By Yusuf Kazeem
WESTERN Union, a global payments services provider has given out two cars to winners through a raffle draw.
The raffle draw was witnessed by officials of the Lagos State Lotteries Board and the Consumer Protection Council is tagged ‘Western Union Mega Promo’.
The draws saw Gabriel Osikoya, a legal practitioner and Gloria Edafe Asedegbega, a businesswoman, won two cars, 50 other lucky customers won consolation prizes.
Osikoya, a winner said he had no inkling that his decision to send money through Western Union to his cousin in need would earn him a new car as reward for his good gesture.
“When I was initially informed that I had won a new car, I couldn’t believe it. I am very grateful to Western Union for this reward,” said Gabriel.
Asedegbega, the second car winner, said she has been a long time Western Union customer, accompanied to the presentation by her husband, Jerome Asedegbeda, described the win as a dream come true.
The 50 other lucky winners won kitchen appliances consisting of a microwave oven and a kitchen blender each.
One of these prize winners, Mrs. Ugonna Onyenekwu, a medical doctor, said her reward was a surprise. She said: “I feel very good. This was unexpected. It’s like a free gift from nowhere.” Another prize winner, twenty-five year old Ogundairo Olakunle, said he was happy going home with the kitchen appliances.
The first phase of the promo ran from July 24 to August 31, 2017. The second phase of the promotion called ‘WU Back To School Mega Promotion’ will run from September 18 to October 31, 2017. To qualify for the promotion, consumers must send money overseas via Western Union.