By Suleiman Umaru
At long last, the 80 lucky winners of the united Bank for Africa, UBA plc, a Pan African Financial Institution has emerged. The last 20 Customers, making up the 80 needed to benefit from the wise savers promo emerged in the final draw last week, winning N1.5 million each. With curtain of the Promo, drawn to a close, the Bank, was said to have splashed N120 million on the 80 wise savers Prom Draw.
Many are looking forward to the Bank to introduce another competitive product service in 2020 that could lead to Customers more money for banking with it to sustain their loyalty. Officials of the Bank Marketing Department may be thinking along this line as it may not be too long before they roll with another enticing product for Customers to encourage them to increase their savings and reduce withdrawals to win more cash reward from the Financial Institution. A senior Bank official who spoke to The Value News said the officials are never short of good ideas to promote the services of the Bank.
The electronic raffle draw, which was held at the Bank Head Office on Thursday, October 10th 2019, was witnessed by the relevant Lottery regulatory Agencies including officials of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission and the Lagos State Lottery Board and Consumer Protection Council.
The lucky customers who were said to have emerged winners in the fourth draw that cut across the six geo-political regions of the country: Southwest, south-south, southeast, north central, northwest, and north east, include Lucy C Izunwanne, Agatha N Osifo-Whiskey, Aja-Ukpabi Bridget Ndidi amaka and Ajufo Patroy.
Others area Arewa Mathew Oluwatosin, Medline Paula, Olaniyi Joseph Ososba, Odibe Franca Nkechi; Kofo T Ogunsipe and Thany Abdullahi.
Also, on the list are Favour Jimmy Ufot, Orok Nsikak Uwem; Enyatam Daniel, Peace Ekemerighe; Yusuf Muhd. Alade Jamiu; Ibrahim Saheed, Ali Sarah, Zainabu A Adamu and Hemen Queen Torkwase.
Not that the just concluded promo, which commenced in September last year, ran till the end of September 2019 and saw a final 20 customers from across Nigeria become millionaires, winning N30 million in the grand finale of the draw.
Speaking during the event, Anant Rao, Group Had, Customer Fulfillment Center, CFC, disclosed that since the promo started late late last year, the bank has been impressed at the level of response so far by its customers across the country, stressing that the’’ purpose of the campaign was to reward loyal customers while encouraging the savings culture’’.
According to him, over two million customers had qualified for the promo, nothing that there has been a remarkable increase in the number of participants in this edition. An elated Rao, said the bank’s objective of helping customers’ save for the rainy day is being achieved. “It is very easy to spend money but to save is a habit all must imbibe’’, he remarked. Our key objective is to encourage our customers to save regularly. We are here to support our customers and to encourage them to save as well, he further said.
The Group Executive, Chiugo Ndubisi, Group Executive Director, Transformation and resources who commended and appreciated customers at the event said, “We had two major objectives for this promo which were to create and encourage a savings culture and to reward loyal customers and we have achieved this. We will be coming out with a bigger promo very soon and we are sure that even more of our customers will benefit from the next promo.
“We will continue to listen and give them nothing short of the best that they deserve. UBA will not relent, because we are impressed with the impact this has made so far and will continue to touch the lives of our loyal customers positively,” he explained.
Some of the lucky winners that were contacted on phone after the draw were elated, describing their rewards as life changing. “I didn’t expect it and I am so grateful to UBA because this will go a long way to meeting my business needs and charting a new course for my life,” says one of the winners based in Benin, Edo State.
The criteria for qualifying for the draw was to save at least N30,000 in a UBA savings account or in installments of N10,000 each for a period of three months. customers were able to open a savings account on any of the numerous bank channels, including Magic Banking and LEO, or in any of the UBA branches across the country, and start saving to stand a chance of winning.
United Bank for Africa Plc is a leading pan-African financial services group, operating in 20 African countries, as well as the United Kingdom, the United States of America and with presence in France.
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