- Dangote Cement Warns Customers About Internet Fraudsters, Rewards Retailers
Management of Dangote Cement Plc has warned Nigerians about internet fraudsters parading themselves as the Company’s sales representatives to defraud gullible Nigerians.
The Regioner Sales Director of Dangote Cement, South-South, George Okoro, gave this warning in Port Harcourt at an event organized to reward loyal Dangote Cement retailers in Rivers State.
Okoro urged Dangote Cement customers to patronise only retail outlets and distributors in physical locations where “the best buy” is guaranteed. He emphasized that those who propose to sell the product online, have been identified as internet fraudsters, and should be avoided. He added that the fraudsters attract victims by advertising non-existent Dangote cement at a ridiculously cheap price. He also said that the company has, “on several occasions, made attempts to counter these online fraudsters.”
“They should not depend on those who are internet scammers. We have identified those people as fraudsters and we have told customers that we have network of outlets everywhere, we have sales people everywhere and we have distributors everywhere. So, we don’t advise anybody to be dealing with a faceless person.
“Take the next five minutes walk anywhere, you will see a Dangote cement distributor. We have told them not to patronise anybody coming online. Something of N2,400 or N2,500, somebody now come online to say it is N1,400. You should be suspicious, ” he advised.
The Religional Sales Director who spoke after giving out rewards including; plasma television, generators, tricyles and industrial fans to 79 lucky retailers in Portharcourt, disclosed that the scheme which started 12 weeks ago was a means of appreciating loyal retailers.
He said, “It is to reward our committed retailers. Then we have tricycles, bedside fridges, big fridges television and industrial fan, among other prizes. We have category of prizes, including a car for the highest volume taker.
“We have them in different categories. You can choose any category you want to play. We have up to three months and at the end of the three months, you qualify to get a prize. So, today we are actually redeeming the prizes.
“Today alone, 79 persons benefited from this scheme, but we have not given out the car. We are trying to validate the highest pullers so that we can give out the car.”
He also said that the company has plans to empower loyal distributors and customers of Dangote cement, adding that this would also enhance its brands.
“This particular reward is for retailers; not distributors. We also have something for the consumers. For the consumers, we are giving out 43 cars. Here in South-South, we are giving out eight cars for this category.
“The consumer promo, which is different from this, requires that once you buy a bag of cement, there is scratch card inside. Once you scratch and win a prize, you get it instantly. The prizes include cash and tricycles.
“For the consumer promo alone, we are spending N6billion. Everything put together, we are spending in the region a total of N12 billion. People are already buying our cement; we want to empower them, support them and encourage them. It is also a way of enhancing our brand preference.”
Lagos State to Support Businesses Looted by Hoodlums
Lagos State to Support Businesses Vandalised and Looted by Hoodlums
Lagos State has announced plans to support businesses looted and vandalised by hoodlums last week.
The Deputy Governor of the stated, Obafemi Hamzat, made this known in a series of tweets put out on Friday.
He directed businesses vandalised in the state to fill a form attached through the link below.
“If you are a Lagos based business and your store got looted/vandalized this week, please fill this form by @LSETF https://t.co/lwPiXvFzTp. Let’s do what we can to support you,” he tweeted.
This was after Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said the state had activated the process of healing the destruction and massacre that happened earlier in the week when security operatives in army uniforms opened fire on armless #EndSARS protesters.
Sanwo-Olu said, “My heart bled after I went out today for a first-hand assessment of the destruction of assets of the Government and private properties. The level of destruction observed indicated that the violence was more than just a peaceful protest and agitations for police reforms. The proportion of devastation is a lot. This is not the Lagos that was handed over to me on May 29, 2019.
“Moving forward from the destruction, we have to continue the process of healing ourselves. We need to stop some of our citizens still using social media to instigate or incite the people. It will not be under my watch that we will lose the city that has the largest economy in the entire black nation. Enough is enough. I have moved around and I saw that our people want peace. On this, we are committed to bringing lasting peace back to the State.”
TVC Resumes Operations in Lagos Office Following Hoodlums Attack
TVC Commences Operations Less Than 72 Hours After Hoodlums Attacked and Destroyed the Company’s Lagos Office
Television Continental (TVC) station has resumed operations less than 72 hours after its Lagos office was attacked by hoodlums that hijacked the #EndSARS protest.
The television station was attacked on Wednesday by criminals would believe that the media platform was owned by one of the top Buhari supporters, Mr. Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The attack followed the shooting of unarmed #EndSARS protesters, who had gathered to protest against the activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) at the Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday.
The peaceful protesters were shot by security operatives in Nigerian Army uniform before the commencement of curfew imposed by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State.
The killings now tagged Lekki Massacre attracted global attention as global leaders condemned the Federal Government or whoever ordered the shooting and called for an immediate investigation into the matter.
On Wednesday, criminals allegedly sponsored by interested parties to dislodge peaceful protesters took advantage of the situation to wreak havoc across Nigeria’s commercial hub, Lagos State, as several private establishments businesses were attacked and looted by these unscrupulous characters.
One of the establishments attacked was the National Newspaper also linked to Mr. Tinubu.
The hoodlums stormed TVC on Wednesday morning during a popular morning show, Your View, anchored by Mrs Morayo Afolabi-Brown, the programme did not end before the television station went off air as it was immediately set on fire.
However, Investors King gathered that TVC resumed operations on Saturday morning, although regular programs were yet to resume fully.
As at the time of writing, the station was airing promos of various programmes and from what we gathered, regular programming will return very soon especially from its Abuja office.
Ambassadorial Deal: Puma Names Wizkid as Brand Ambassador
Wizkid is Puma Latest Brand Ambassador
Puma, global sportswear, has named Nigerian superstar, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun popularly known as Wizkid as one of its global ambassadors.
Wizkid, 30, is the new Puma x JD ambassador for the relaunching of the Puma Suede Classics range.
Speaking on the deal, Wizkid said “It’s an honour to be the face of the new JD x Puma Suede Classics campaign.
“Puma is a brand I’ve loved and respected growing up, and so the decision to become an Ambassador felt completely natural. The Puma Suede is a classic shoe that can be worn by anyone at any age and I think my fans will really connect with that.”Also speaking on the partnership, Puma’s Sportstyle marketing director, said “We’re thrilled to have Wizkid as the face of the new Puma x JD Suede campaign.
“A truly innovative and exciting artist in the music scene, Wizkid embodies the passion and hustle we look for in someone to represent Puma and we look forward to working with him for the AW20 season.”
Wizkid is a Nigerian musician and songwriter that has worked with Beyonce, Drake, Wale and other international superstars.
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