Dangote Cement Company on Wednesday awarded N1 million cash prize each to five customers in its Bag of Goodies promo at Ungoggo road, Kano State.
The lucky customers are; Grace Ezigbo, Nura Ahmad, Jamilu Salisu, Aminu Bukar Makoda and Bello Aminu.
The second phase of the promotion programme tagged Bag of Goodies 2, was aimed at giving back to society in order to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 pandemic according to the Chief Commercial Officer of Dangote Group, Rabiu Umar.
Umar noted that the promo was like palliative to the teeming customers in the wake of the pandemic as most of them had suffered economic hardship caused by the coronavirus.
“Despite effects of COVID-19 on global economy, Dangote cement company has decided to go ahead with the Bag of Goodies promo in order to give back to the society.
“This promo is like a palliative to our teeming customers who have suffered economic hardship, occasioned by the pandemic. Therefore, this would at least cushion the effects of the pandemic.
“We feel that despite the pandemic, it is worthy to put a smile on the face of our teeming customers across the country. I am sure we have achieved out aim in this round of the promo, ” he said.
Umar disclosed that the company has so had managed to award the total of N1 billion to 1,000 winners across the country.
He stated that last year, the company was able to distribute 1,000 cars as grand prize, adding that due to the negative effect of COVID-19 on economy, the company had decided to award N1 million grand prize to the winners.
In her remark, Marketing Director, Dangote Cement Company, Funmi Sanni noted that the promotion was to encourage the customers to continue patronizing the product, which according to her, is the best in the country.
She said the company had been making efforts to satisfy its teeming customers to the fullest, adding that apart from the premium quality of the product, the firm has also introduced several customer-driven promotional offers in order to keep their relationship intact.
Mrs Sanni explained that five people will win N1 million instant cash prize, as other customers could win motorbike, tricycle, TV set, recharge cards, among other prizes in the promotion that will end on November 5.
She further explained that a customer could only win the N1 million cash prize when collecting the scratch cards that each carries letter D, A, N, G, O, T and E to make up the name DANGOTE.
She called on people of the state to patronize Dangote cement considering its quality and durability, adding that “Dangote cement is the only cement that will satisfy your needs.”
One of the N1 million prize winners, Abubakar Makoda said he owns three-block companies and uses only Dangote cement for production, adding that he buys over 200 bags of the product daily.
He narrated that as he buys the product, he keeps on keeping the scratch cards found in each bag of the cement until he got all the letters that make up the name DANGOTE which made him the winner of N1 million cash prize.
While thanking Dangote cement company for the gesture, Mr Makoda promised to continue using the cement calling on the general public to be buying the product.
Another winner, Grace Ezigbo, said she won the cash prize after she asked her workers, working in her block company called Alabamu Block Company, to be keeping the scratch found in each bag of the cement.
“That is how I kept collecting the cards until i got all the letters that made up DANGOTE. I’m now a millionaire. I’m happy. I thank God and I thank Dangote cement company. I will keep advertising this company forever,” she said.