Reports By: Samuel Oloyede Oriowo (Editor-in-Chief)
Thirty-Two years old, Yahe, Yala Local Government, Cross Rivers State born business woman, who is resident in Lagos State, Nigeria, Blessing Agbo-Arije on Monday 17th September, 2018 became the luckiest winner ever of the much publicized Mobil Super Peel & Win Promo prizes ‘carting’ home a brand new SUV Car.
The anxiety characterized Grand Finale Promo Draw; which brought to a close the promotion that commenced nationwide on Tuesday 15th May, 2018 was held at the expansive premises of Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos State, Nigeria.
However, as early as 5:30am, participants had started trouping to the venue of the draw in
groups to register for early caller prizes; for the event that was slated to commence by 10:00am.
On display at the colorfully decorated venue were the Grand Prize of a Brand New SUV Car, 4 Tricyclcs, 5 Motorcycles, 5 Electric Cookers, 5 Electricity- Generating Sets, 24 Vehicle Repair Tool Boxes, 2 Envelopes containing Fifty Thousand Naira each, 5 Mobile Hand-Sets, 2018 World Cup branded T- Shirts and lots of Footballs; which was first given freely to all participants of the Ibadan Regional Draw on Tuesday 26th June, 2018 to celebrate Nigeria’s entry to the pitch of the 20 18 World Cup Tournament in Russia; that very day.
In his opening speech, Mr. Tunji Oyebanji, the Managing Director of 11 Plc (formally Mobil Oil Nigeria) appreciated the presence of participants noting that: “Your presence (here) is a clear demonstration of your unflinching support and loyalty to the Mobil Lubricant brand.”
Mr. Oyebanji revealed that: “Mobil Super ‘Peel and Win’ Promo was rounded up on 31st August 2018 after about 4 months of intensive travelling and road-¬shows,” to market the promo to motorists and servicing technicians.
He said that the Grand Finale Draw would “be the seventh out of the planned Seven Raffle Draws to support the promo initiative.”
He noted that: At various times during the course of this promo, we conducted raffle draws in seven state capitals, including Abuja. We started with Ibadan and moved to Port Harcourt. Enugu, Benin City, Kano and Abuja in that order.”
Excitedly, he revealed that the previous draws produced about 80 winners of the major prize items that included tricycles (otherwise known as Keke Marwa), motorcycles (a.k.a Okada), power generators, gas cookers, smart telephone j handsets, mechanic toolboxes and cash prizes outside other hundreds of freely shared footballs, Mobil-NATA branded mechanic coveralls for mechanics, football jerseys, branded biros and key holders, among several others.
He said that, there was a prize for everyone that attended the previous draws and that, that policy would be maintained at the day’s event.
Revealing the main objective behind the four-month-promotion, Mr. Tunji Oyebanji said: “This marketing promotion is our little way of saying THANK YOU to ardent users of Mobil engine oils, as well as, rewarding those users with enduring faith in the Mobil lubricant brand for decades.”
The “End-users who truly have demonstrated their loyalty to the brand, not minding the lure of some cheap and low quality engine oils in our market today,” he said.
In his conclusion, the Managing Director/ Executive Officer revealed that: “The management of 11 Plc is poised and strongly determined, more than ever before, to continue to make available to the teeming users, Mobil high quality lubricants in this market, “guaranteeing that: “This is our covenant with you, the end-users; to ensure (that) there is no gap in products supply.” And in order to make this possible, he noted that: “We have embarked on massive renovations and modernization of our Lube Oil Blending Plant (LOBP) at Apapa, Lagos, to guarantee regular products availability in Nigerian market.”
Meanwhile feverish drama apart from professional dancers that entertained guests intermittently played out to enliven the program from many winners that were informed of their winnings on phone.
Naturally hesitant in order not to fall into the hands of scammers; giving the country a bad name these days; many winners that were not within the vicinity of the event, but were informed of their winnings through phone calls didn’t ‘jump’ at the ‘good news’.
Some out rightly responded to the calls as “wrong number” while some preferred to call back; being supposedly confused.
However, two interesting ways were employed by the organizers to reward their acclaimed partners, the NATA members and products’ patrons.
One was manual picking of lucky winners through written phone numbers on pieces of papers (registration of participants); while the other was through electronic ‘juggling’ of phone numbers; that led to show-up of winners on dedicated screen.
Throughout the processes however, Mrs. Susie Onwuka (Head, Lagos Office) and Mr. Onifade Abideen (Higher Executive Officer); both of Consumer Protection Agency as well as Nigeria Lottery Regulatory Agency personnel were at hand to monitor and attest to the transparency of the Draw.
However, in a vote of confidence-like speech to draw the curtain on the event of the day, Comrade Asiwaju Jacob Omonide F a y e u n, NATA Lagos State Chairman commended the Management of 11 Plc (formally Mobil Oil Nigeria); which according to him has continued to assist NATA from where the erstwhile management stopped.
He attested to the ‘Super High Quality’ of Mobil Lubricants saying that all other lubricants producers always compared theirs with ‘Mobil 1’ and not any other oil; meaning that “Mobil Oil leads, while others follow,” he boasted.
He noted that Mobil Oil had sponsored his tour of Italy twice in the past with other nominated stakeholders. He strongly believes that no other oil company has done that in Nigeria before and till now. And that: “No other oil company can do what Mobil Oil is currently doing (in the country)” in terms of promotions and adequate recognition of patrons as well as end users.
He urged NATA members to keep patronizing Mobil Oils; noting that Mobil Oil cannot close shop as many engine oil producers are doing on daily basis in the country now; because according to him, “Mobil Oil is the giant to beat in the sector.”
Winners of other various prizes include: Damilola Oni, Matthew Olorunleke, Akorede Kazeem, Salami Iziat, Akorede Moses, Popoola, Sadiq, Abayomi, Adediran, Sele, Odebiyi, Muda Sala, Christopher Otubol, Derick Ekemute, Olisa Ozor, Engr. Promise, Victor Okorie, Adesanya Bamidele, Habeeb Zakariya, Ibrahim Musa, Alabi Olakunle, Olayinka Adebayo, Ahmed Tajudeen, Alabi Olakunle, Ayobami, Wasiu Odctola,, Isiaku Mustapha, Wasiu Odetola, Ndukwe Precious, Patrick Amadi, Adimbe Chukwudi and Yusuf Sadiq.
The Management of 11 Plc present at the historic draw included Mr. Tunji Oyebanji (Managing Director/CEO), Mr. Ramesh, Mr Ravi, Mr. Umesh, Mr. Steve Ezendiokwere, Mr. Odusanya, Mrs. Ajayi, Mr. Ayomike and Mr. Sam Adekoya.
Others were Mr. Dapo Oladeji, Mr. Bola Ogundairo, Mr. Seun Oke, Mr. Abiodun Fagbuaro, Mr. Goriola Oladapo, Mr. Ezenna Obasi, Mr. Olumide Aikulola and Mr. Mayowa Bankale.