Ben Eguzozie, in Port Harcourt
Africa’s global bank, the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, has rewarded 10 of its loyal customers with a total sum of N10 million in the quarterly draws of its ongoing UBA Savings Promo, Osita Ede, the pan-African financial institution’s Head, Personal Banking, said.
The promo, which holds every quarter, is intended to appreciate the bank’s loyal customers, who have stayed with it over the years, and offers fresh opportunities for potential and intending customers to join the growing number of UBA millionaires who have in the past benefitted from several Promo.
The event which held virtual and adjudged transparent electronic draw was transmitted live via zoom and the Facebook platform in strict compliance with social distancing rules as directed by the Federal Government and Lagos State Government.
Ede, who addressed participants just before the draws, said there was no better time to give back and delight customers than this challenging economic period where people need all the support, they can get to make life more meaningful.
“As a bank, UBA has been rewarding customers, we have been doing this for several years now; from the Wise Savers Promo, Bumper Draws, and now this. We have been doing this to touch lives and to show appreciation to our customers to tell them we are grateful for their business. This is also an opportunity to reward them for their loyalty to the bank,” he said.
He added that the promo was also a way of encouraging savings in a bid towards promoting financial inclusion, as statistics show that a lot of Nigerians are still largely underbanked.
“Our key objective is to encourage our 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.”
Peace, Ibadie, representative of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission, who witnessed the draws, congratulated the 10 winners; and commended the bank for its efforts at rewarding loyal customers especially in the tough economic and business environment.
“UBA is always transparent in their promos, and we can fully attest to this. It is important that the bank is also actively encouraging the savings culture. Again, I say congratulations,” she said.
The winners who cut across all the zones 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.
When contacted via their mobile phone, the winners expressed their gratitude to the bank as they said the winnings 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 N1 million, was full of praises. “Thank you UBA,” he stated. For Aliyu Yaro Bakari, who was extremely excited at the news, lauded UBA as a credible bank.
To qualify for the promo, new and existing customers of the bank are expected to make a one-time deposit of at least N30,000; before each draw date. Savings account holders eligible for the draw include: Target, Bumper, Next Gen, Savings, Teens & Kiddies. 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 N2 million, Rent for a year at N1.2 million and N500,000 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.