By Sephen Ubanna
At long last, the much expected Pan African financial institution, United Bank for Africa, UBA, plc, has been held at the Bank’s Corporate Headquarters in Lagos, the nation’s Commercial nerve centre with 10 loyal customers emerging as winners from the ongoing Savings Promo and rewarded with the sum of N1million each.
It was a big boost to the 10 Appreciative Customers who could not hide their joy as each one of them showcased this or her N1 million Cheque received from the Bank to the envy of other Participants .
The promo, according to an insider of the Bank is held every quarter, ‘’ to appreciate loyal customers who have stayed with the bank over the years, and also’’ to offer fresh opportunities for potential and intending customers to join the growing number of members of the UBA millionaires Club who have in the past benefitted from several other Promos.
The virtual and transparent electronic draw was said to have been held on Friday,May7, 2021, and transmitted live via zoom and the Facebook platform in strict compliance with social distancing rules as directed by Federal and the Lagos State Government.
Osita Ede, Head of UBA’s Personal Banking was said to have addressed the participants just before the draws, arguing that ‘’there is no other better time to give back and delight customers than during this challenging economic period that had to do with the Asian country of China emerged coronavirus, popular, COVID 19, as people need all the necessary support, they can get to make life more meaningful.
He noted that, as a bank, ‘’UBA has been rewarding customers, and have been doing this over the years; from the Wise Savers Promo, Bumper Draws, to the current Savings Promo. He noted that the Bank have been doing so ‘’to touch lives and to show appreciation to many of its loyal customers by telling them in no uncertain term, ‘’we are grateful for Banking with us’’.
Ede was said to have further told the Participants during the Daws that ‘’the promo is also a way of encouraging savings in a bid towards promoting financial inclusion, as statistics show that a lot of Nigerians are still largely under banked’’.
“ The UBA Head of personal Banking, who could not hide his feelings had said that the key objective of the Promo is to encourage UBA customers to save regularly. ‘’We are here to support them and encourage them to save and ultimately grow as well, because we are aware that they are invaluable to all that we do;”. h had said
Peace Ibadie, a Representative of the National Regulatory Commission, NRC, who was said to have witnessed the draws, had congratulated the 10 winners and commended the Pan African Bank for its efforts at rewarding loyal customers especially in the present tough economic and business environment.
“Congratulations to all the winners, I am glad to be a part of this great event,’’ stressing that ‘’UBA is always transparent in their promos and we can fully attest to this’’, he had said. It is important that the bank is also actively encouraging the savings culture, he further said. Again, I say congratulations,”, he had repeatedly told the winners.
The winners who cut across all the six Geo-political regions of the country are Emeka Onyemauche; Ezeigbokwe Oluebube Purity; Omoniyi A Jaiyeola; Olawale Omotayo Idowu; Zaharadeen Yandaki Umar; Aliyu Yaro Bakari; Samuel Enan Esua; Joseph Eze; Deborah Folusho Adebayo and Lucia Chinyere Adim.
Onyemauche, and other winners when contacted via their mobile phone, had expressed their gratitude to Kennedy Uzoka, the bank Managing Director and his Management Team , stressing that the N1 million will go a long way in meeting their pressing needs especially in these trying times.Samuel Enan Esan, who was delighted at the news that he just won N1m, was full of praises for the Bank. “Thank you UBA,’’ was in his mouth until he left the premises at the end of the show.
Aliyu Yaro Bakari. who was extremely excited the he won the UBA , Savings Promo, that had fetched him N1 million, said, “Oh I am very happy, UBA is the best, you are the best, thank you very much’’.
Note that to qualify for the promo, both new and old customers of the bank are expected to make a one-time deposit of at least N30,000; before each draw date. The Savings account holders eligible for this draw include Target, Bumper, Next Gen, Savings, Teens and Kiddies.
Many believe that the d Draw would be keenly contested in the next Draw, as Customers have found out they could easily earn N1 million with little or no effort by just making deposits in their Savings Accounts .
Apart from the savings promo which is held every three months, the bank also has the UBA Bumper Promo which is held monthly, where the first three winning customers are rewarded with N2m, Rent for a year at N1.2m and N500,000.00 respectively; with 20 others winning N100,000 each as consolation prices.
United Bank for Africa Plc is a leading Pan-African financial institution, offering banking services to more than twenty million customers, across 1,000 business offices and customer touch points, in 20 African countries. With presence in New York, London and Paris, UBA is connecting people and businesses across Africa through retail, commercial and corporate banking, innovative cross-border payments and remittances, trade finance and ancillary banking services.