The family of Daniel Oladipupo, a 23-year-old who has now become a multi-millionaire has expressed heartfelt gratitude after winning N5, 000, 000 (five million naira) cash reward under ‘AirtelThanks’, a CashToken reward programme by leading telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, in conjunction with CeLD.
The winner, Oladipupo, was presented with a N5, 000, 000 cheque during a ceremony, which held on March 16th at Airtel Headquarters in Banana Island, Lagos and was attended by prominent members of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC).
Veronica Onoja, Director, Customer Experience, Airtel Nigeria, who was speaking during the prize presentation, said AirtelThanks will create life-changing opportunities for its over 50 million customers.
“This is a platform we have created to reward and appreciate our customers, with numerous benefits; ranging from cash rewards to Birthday appreciation gifts, Invites to Special events, Priority Service access and Personalized Relationship Management, among others.
“When CeLD Innovation Limited approached us with the cash token initiative, we felt it was something Airtel could key into, so as to reward our customers with life-changing cash opportunities.
“The CashToken Reward scheme is aimed at giving Airtel customers the opportunity to earn cash back, rather than just airtime and data bonuses,” she added.
Further explaining how the reward platform works, CEO, CeLD Innovations Ltd, Lai Labode, stated that each time customers purchase data or airtime, they are potentially turning things around for themselves, as this is an avenue by Airtel which is aimed at impacting the lives of its loyal customers.
“The CashToken is an electronic reward commodity, and as long as a customer stays loyal to the Airtel Network, their life can potentially change. The young man, Daniel Oladipupo is an attestation to the fact that anyone’s life could be touched by this innovative platform.
I am proud that Airtel is the only network providing such an illustrious platform right now and this goes on to show it is truly dedicated to uplifting its customers”, he stated.
The State Coordinator, National Lottery Regulatory Commission, Priscilla Onuzula, stated that the reason for the commission’s presence at the event was to ensure that Airtel and CeLD kept their promise to deliver cash to the winner. She further stated that demonstrating transparency is key in ensuring winners are chosen fairly.
“We are here now and can see that
winners have emerged and one of them is here to claim his money. Transparency
is key in lottery, so the commission’s job is to ensure that promises are kept
to people who emerge winners in this kind of scheme,” Onuzula said.
Oladipupo, the 23-year-old winner of the N5, 000, 000 cash reward expressed heartfelt gratitude to Airtel and CeLD for the reward initiative.
“I could not believe it when I first got the call. I ran to my father and relayed the information that I had just won five million naira and he was equally in disbelief. I never thought that this could happen to my family and I. We are still in shock as this was really unexpected and I can’t thank Airtel enough for turning our lives around,” he said.
The winner went on to praise Airtel for the programme, stating his family’s story has been changed forever with the unexpected win.
“If anyone had told us we would be millionaires, we wouldn’t believe such statement. My family’s story has been changed and we have Airtel to thank for this CashToken Reward platform. May God continue to bless Airtel for all that you do for your customers”, he added.
With CashToken rewards, every customer can win cash with each purchase of data and airtime. To subscribe to AirtelThanks CashToken Rewards scheme, customers are required to just dial *479# to get started. The CashToken Draw offers a chance to win big every week.