By Stephen Ubanna
It is no longer news that twenty more winners had emerged in the third Consistent Wise savers draw of the global financial giant: United Bank for Africa, UBA. But what is news is the sustenance of the draw the last three quarters of 2019 and the redemption of its financial pledge to winners. Each of the twenty winners were said to have left with a cheque of N1.5 million.This brings to 60 people that had shared N90 million made available for its Wise savers draw in the last three quarter of 2019.
The good news was that the draws were witnessed by officials of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission, NLRC, and the Lagos Lottery Board including Kemi Adebiyi, Group Head of the Bank Transaction and Electronic Banking and Lashe Osoba, Head Brand Management. The officials of the Bank External Affairs Relations Department Headed by Nasir Olrewaju Ramon, were on ground last Wednesday to watch the proceedings at the Bank Head office building , Marina , Lagos.
Note that a Staff of the Value News was invited , an indication that there was a absolute transparency in the selection of Customers that qualifies for the NLRC, approved draw. The criteria for qualifying the draw going by repeated messages to Customers across the country was to have at least N30,000.00 in any UBA Savings Account or installments of N10,000.00 each for a period of three months.
Investigation by The Value News shows that the lucky winners who had emerged in the well organized and supervised draw by the relevant government agencies , both at state and level, cut across the six geo-political regions of the Federation. And the winners areYusuf Mohammed, Anuoluwapo Elizabeth, Babatunde Temidayo Ruth, Christian Emetole, Nwabufe Ikeagu, Omoye Amieenheme, Ogechukwukanma Okh, Akeyemi Abidemi Betty, Okoro Chukwuma ,Chukwu and Chukwu Patricia Nnena.
Others were Adejoke Olarinoye, Fatoki Hassan, Nwokocha Ikechukwu Emmanuel, Owolanke Kole Emmanuel, Ferreira Adesola Afolatomi, Emmanuel Omogui, Uzoigwe Anthonia, Elesin Titilayo Oluwabunmi, James Suleiman Umar and Lawan David Nahinokan. A winner of the N1.5 million, UBA, largesse, cited by Value News could joy hide her Joy as she expressed her appreciation to Kennedy Uzoka, the Group Managing Director of UBA, and his Management team, for turning her into millionaires overnight.
She would want the uzoka and his Management to sustain the draw which has become a national event because of its popularity among Customs who are very happy with the Bank for devising a way of rewarding loyal Customers.
The UBA Wise Savers draw which Commenced last September , according to the Bank sources , would be concluded ,September this year, where another set of twenty winners are expected to emerge that would bring the total number of winners to 80 Customers and the amount dolled by the Bank for the draw to N mill120ion.
Jude Anele, the Bank Group Head, Consumer and Retail Banking, noted that since the Bank initiated the draw last September, the level of response of Customers and the general public had been very encouraging, an which shows that’’ the purpose for UBA Wise Savers Campaign was not a waste’’.
He revealed that that there had been remarkable increase in the number of participants in each edition of the draw. An elated Anele, noted that ‘’it is very easy to spend money but to save is a habit that must be imbibed’’. The UBA Head of Consumer and Retail Banking who could not hid his feelings disclosed that the key objective of the promotional exercise was basically to’’’ support and encourage Customers to save’’.
Appealing to Customers who had not saved well to qualify them for the draw in order to join the millionaire Club to take advantage of the opportunity provided in the final phase of the draw next September to participate as it may be their turn to win mouth watery amount .
Sampson Aneke, Group Head, Transactions and Electronic Banking , on his part said ‘’there is no better time to give loyal Customers their reward than now that the country is facing harsh economic situation where people need all the necessary support they can get to make life more meaningful’’.
It is not surprising why the Bank may have decided to prioritise its Customers by giving them plenty to cheer about and the subsequent emergence of another twenty winners in third quarter of the draw. The maintains that the promo was consistent with the Bank’s bold initiatives in priritising Customers because of its unflinching belief in their contribution to the growth and development of the Bank He assured that the Bank would not relent in supporting Customers , noting they are impressed with the impact the promotional draw has made to the Bank so far.
Incorporated in 1949, the Bank at present is one of the leading providers of Banking other services in the financial sector in the African Cintinent. Awarded the best digital Bank in Africa by Euromoney in 2018, the Bank currently provide services to about 17 million Customers both within and outside the country in its over 1,00 branches and Customer touch points and robust online and Mobile Bnking reforms.
Financial experts said UBA under the closewatch of Uzoka has a lot going for it that it has every reason to reward loyal Customers. The shares of the Bank which are traded at Nigerian the Stock Exchange Market are rushed by Customers . This may have informed why the Bank has diversified its shareholderbase , which includes institutional investors .
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