Glo has presented over 16 lucky winners with cheques in the ongoing Season 4 of the Glo “text4millions” promo in Abuja.
Among the winners is a pastor with the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Luka Yakubu and fifteen other lucky subscribers who won other prizes at a special prize presentation ceremony held in Abuja on Thursday.
The winners are LukaYakubu, a pastor and businessman who won N5million in the promo, Akeeb Abdulahi, a panel beater, Alli Mohammed, a building contractor, Amaefule Chukwujekwu, a spare parts seller, Anyanwu Simon, a fabrics dealer, Asaka Godwin, a businessman, Asiegbu Chijioke, a spare parts dealer and Babalola Samson, a businessman who won N50,000 each.
Other winners who also went home with N50,000 each are Bakare Ganiyu, a transporter, Isaac Sunday, a businessman, Oladosu Abdulrahman, a youth corps member, Otevia Kelvin, a civil servant, Ikwen Emmanuel, a porter, Obaji Solomon, a businessman, Oyelami Taofeek, a carpenter and Ugwuanyi Ikechukwu, a businessman.
Yakubu thanked Globacom for making it possible for his family to be so mightily blessed early in the New Year. “I am very grateful to Glo for blessing me and my family in such a surprising way. N5million can transform a hundred families, so I will make sure I create a special place for Glo when I set up my business which will be the first food warehouse in West Africa”, he said.
He urged other subscribers on the Glo network to continue to believe in Glo because of its superior services and for its integrity. “I bought a Glo SIM card because I heard it is a good network. I even asked for a special number. I want every Nigerian to believe in Glo because its promos are real. I believe in Glo’s integrity. Glo is extraordinarily unlimited”, he stated.
Ikwen Emmanuel, a porter at the Protea Hotel in Asokoro who won N50,000 in the promo was also ecstatic about being one of the lucky winners. “Glo might think that this is little money, but believe me, it is going to make a difference. I only played for one day before I was called to collect this money and I hope to win again”, he stated.
For Anyanwu Simon, a fabrics dealer who had won N1milion in a previous Glo promo, winning the sum of N50,000 again is a clear indication that Glo keeps its promises and rewards its subscribers.
“Glo promises and never fails. This is the second time I’m winning as I collected N1million on August 10, 2013 in Lagos. Glo is the number one network and I know I will win again”, he said.
Speaking about the promo during the prize presentation, Lorenzo Gomez, Globacom’s Divisional Director, said that Glo has a history of rewarding its subscribers with cash prizes and celebrating them.
“Season 4 of the Glo “text4millions” promo is already delivering on its promise and will continue to give out huge rewards to loyal subscribers who choose to participate in the promo”, he said.
Aimed at rewarding customer loyalty while economically transforming the lives of subscribers on the Glo network, the fourth season of the Glo “text4millions” promo offers prizes ranging from N50,000 daily to N5 million weekly and a grand prize of 15 million at the end of the promo.
NDPR to Safeguard Personal Data of Nigerians -DG NITDA
Mallam Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, director general, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has disclosed that the motive behind the issuance of Nigerian Data Protection Regulations, (NDPR) by the Agency was to safeguard the right of natural persons to data privacy, fostering safe conduct for transactions involving the exchange of personal data, enablement of Nigerian businesses to be globally compliant and competitive and to create jobs for Nigerians.
Mallam Abdullahi revealed this Friday while delivering the keynote address at the 6th annual conference of Institute Internal Auditors of Nigeria, (IIAN) with the theme:, “Agility and Resilience” which was held on zoom conference platform.
The Conference aimed at preparing participants across Internal Audits, Internal Controls, risk management, revenue and Government assurance and other business professionals to learn how to leverage on new technologies and procedures towards actualisation of the organisation’s goals and objectives.
The NITDA DG who was represented Director e-Government Development and Regulations, Dr Vincent Olatunji stated that since inception of the Agency in 2001, it has been playing a catalytic roles to spur the infusion of technology into nation’s work processes reiterating that the Agency plays “critical roles in capacity development, provision of working tools for Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).
“NITDA also has an existing arrangement with the office of the Auditor General of the Federation to aid the office in the discharge of its activities.”
Mallam Abdullahi said, “The Nigeria Data Protection Regulation (NDPR) was issued on 25th January, 2020 by my predecessor, DrIsa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy.
“As part of his think-tank then, our thinking was that Nigeria needed to quickly provide a regulatory framework for the processing of personal data.
“This was even more pertinent in consideration of the global implications of non-performance.
“Businesses where losing bids because investors felt there was no data privacy regime in Nigeria.
“The Agency’s implementation of the NDPR has been innovative and impact oriented. For the first time in data protection implementation, auditors became recognised as Data Protection Compliance Organisations (DPCO)”.
He maintained that NITDA has 72 licensed DPCOs among which are members of this “august body,” adding that “this posture is not as a result of lack of professionals in the IT industry, rather, we have made conscious efforts to carry every relevant stakeholder along in our developmental regulatory strategy.
“ I hope this noble institute would repay NITDA’s generosity by imbibing ethical and professional principles on your members for better implementation of the Regulation.”
Earlier in his remarks, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, New Capital Cooperatives Society Mr. Benedict Anyalenka while commending the organisers of the conference affirmed that data privacy and protection should be a requisite skill needed for development of the Information Technology Sector as it would create platform for protection of information against unauthorized usage.
Anyalenka, however, called for proper awareness on the importance of data privacy among organisations and stakeholders across the country to safeguard citizens’ data.
FG Reveals Plans to Deploy Technology in the Health Sector
As part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government of Nigeria has announced plans to deploy information and communications technology (ICT) in the country’s health sector.
This is part of the plans to achieve transparency and accountability in health care delivery across the country.
Dr. Ngozi R. C. Azodoh, director, Special Projects, Federal Ministry of Health, who represented Osagie Emmanuel Ehanire, Honourable Minister of Health, revealed this while speaking at MTN Nigeria’s Revv Programme masterclass on Thursday, September 17, 2020 .
The virtual session themed ‘Bridging the healthcare divide through technology and partnerships’ had in attendance health sector experts including Chief Executive Officer, Hygeia HMO Limited, Obinnia Abajue; Chief Operations Officer and Co-Founder, Afya Care, Kola Oni; Managing Director, Ingress Health Partners, Dr. Orode Doherty and Chief Executive Officer, Tremendoc Limited, Ugochukwu Chikezie. The session was moderated by the General Manager, Business Development, MTN Nigeria, Omotayo Ojulatayo.
According to Azodoh, the federal government has put structures in place to utilise ICT as part of efforts to standardise the healthcare system.
“The government is working hand in hand with state governments across the country to maintain transparency and accountability, adding that ICT and other forms of electronic platforms are currently being improved and expanded following the federal government’s COVID intervention”.
She also shared that the ministry is willing to support small businesses in the sector imploring the participating SMEs to seize the opportunities provided by The Revv Programme.
“I want to ask everyone who is listening to write to the MTN Revv team and say this is one thing I want the Federal Ministry of Health to do to help my business then we can engage on how to proceed,” she enthused.
In her parting remarks, she also commended MTN Nigeria for providing a platform for SMEs to expand their capacity. “I must commend MTN for this excellent initiative. It has been very productive for me and an opportunity to transfer knowledge.”
The Revv Programme is an initiative from MTN Nigeria to help small businesses rethink and retool their operations in order to withstand the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic using a four-pronged approach that includes masterclasses, access to market, productivity tools support and advisory initiatives.
Peace House Charity Foundation Seeks for DCTC Intervention
Mallam Kashifu InuwaAbdullahi, director general, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), asserted that if we do not empower our people, they become a problem to the society in future.
He made this know on Friday while receiving a delegation from Peace House Charity Foundation,Yola who were at the Agency’s Corporate Headquarter, Abuja to seek for interventions in the areas of ICT.
The representative of the Director General, Dr. Vincent Olatunji, Director eGovernment Development and Regulation stated that one of the mandate of the Agency is the deployment of ICT infrastructure as such the Foundation’s visit at this time is very apt as the Agency is relentlessly working on the implementation of the Digital Economy strategy.
MallamAbdullahi affirmed that Agency at the moment is looking for organisations to partner with to sustain Digital Capacity Training Centres deployed across the country.
He commended the effort of the organisation in assisting orphans with not only providing basic education but also the provision of skills, mentorship and moral upbringing.
Speaking earlier, Mr Mohammad Bello, a Director with the Foundation said that the organisation was at the Agency to seek for ICT intervention and to commend NITDA’s effort in promoting ICT knowledge across the nation.
He stated that the organisation supports education for the orphans and the less privileged, promote health care delivery especially among women and children, provide sensitisation workshop for parents (mothers) on parenting and matrimonial home, promote unity and encourage self-reliance among the populace.
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