By Emmanuel Uffot
20 customers of United Bank of Africa were rewarded with a cash giN1.5 million each in the first edition of the quarterly draw. The draw for the UBA Wise Savers promo which was held at the bank,s headquarters last week had a total of N30 million doled out to the lucky winners.
The 20 lucky customers who were selected at a draw that was witnessed by key regulatory officials including representatives of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission; Lagos State Lottery Board; and Consumer Protection Council.
To qualify for the draws, new and existing customers of the bank were expected to save at least N10,000 each month for three consecutive months, or N30,000 for 90 days in the promo, which would run for the rest of the year.
Apart from the N30m won by 20 customers on last week Tuesday when the draws was held, another N90m is still expected to be won by 60 more loyal customers in the remaining three quarters of the year.
The winners across all regions of the country were Nnadumije Ebube; Onwochei Okwukwe; Eze Nnaji; Christian Orie; Uk Okwudiri; Okata Uche; Okafor Esther; Nwanekezi Jude; Ayomide Yahaya and Olanegan Keji.
Others were Emmanuel Chidozie; Mohammed Fatima; Aminu Mustapha; James Nanre; Pahinti Albert; Emmanuel Adeniji; Jaki Mercy; Saminu Mohammed; Ezeh Uballa; and Uchenna Iheji.
One of the 20 lucky winners, Nnadumije, Ebube expressed gratitude to the bank and said he was happy to be a customer of the bank. He thanked the bank, and said the move was thoughtful and would help to enrich customers, especially during these trying economic times.
The Group Executive, Digital and Consumer Banking, Mr. Anant Rao, who addressed participants at the event, said the promo was launched as part of the bank’s initiatives towards prioritising customers.
He added that customers who saved consistently would be rewarded in order to promote the financial inclusion initiatives of the bank.
“We believe it is time we rewarded our customers who have been very loyal over the years. Without them, we would not have made the giant strides attained thus far.”
The Wise Savers Promo is coming on the heels of the introduction of UBA WhatsApp Banking with Leo. The product which was lauchched last year is an artificial intelligence personality banking through a simple conversation. The transaction according to the bank is to find LEO Whatsapp Number and chat for UBA Chat Banking and do the transaction. Among the features of the product is sending money, toping airtime and checking balance among others