It was a dream come true for Avwuriekaye Macaulay, an ND2 Accountancy student of the Auchi Polytechnic, Edo State, as Nigeria’s most innovative telecommunication company, Etisalat, instantly transformed him into a proud owner of a new Hyundai i10 car, during the Etisalat Cliqfest Seminar/Concert, recently held at the school premises.
Overjoyed by the win, Macaulay said that his experience at the program was beyond his expectations. “I was shocked when my number was called as the winner of the car. This experience is too good to be true. It is the best gift anybody could give me in the new year and I thank Etisalat for this.” He said, amid tears of joy.
Speaking at the event, Head, Youth Segment, Etisalat Nigeria, Elvis Ogiemwanye , explained that the programme was put together for the benefit of Nigerian students to help them realise their potentials. According to him, “We have been able to retain this initiative because we believe in the Nigerian youth. As a company, Etisalat is committed to creating opportunities for all-round development to Nigerian youths.”
Cliqfest is an educational, entertainment and customer reward initiative, targeted at Nigerian Students. The programme features seminars, concerts and football tournaments, all aimed at giving students opportunities to identify with their passion, have fun while learning and experience Etisalat’s youth product – Easycliq.
The event was also spiced up with musical performances from popular Nigerian Hip-Hop artistes such as Olamide, Sean Tizzeal and Eriddo. The musical acts tried to outdo one another as they thrilled the students to a day of fun. The next edition of the programme holds at the Kogi State University, Anyigba on February 13 and 14, 2014.
In just 5 years of operations, Etisalat Nigeria has become a major industry player with a growing subscriber base of over 17 million in a highly competitive market. Its portfolio of voice and data-centric products include – easy starter, easycliq, easybusiness, easyblaze and easyflex; all tailor-made to meet the needs of its customers.
For its outstanding performance since the launch of commercial operations, Etisalat has won the Nigerian telecoms industry’s first ever ‘Excellent Service and effective Collaboration with the Consumer Affairs Bureau to ensure access to Customer Care Help line’.
The company has also won several other awards which include ‘Brand of the Year’, ‘Best Telecom Customer Service’, ‘Telecom Innovations Company of the Year’, and ‘Most Innovative Corporate Social Responsibility Company’. Etisalat Nigeria is one of the 15 operations of the Etisalat Group that spans across Africa, Middle East and Asia serving over 140 million subscribers; and it is committed to delivering innovative and quality services to its growing subscribers.
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