Posted by News Express | 19 December 2017 | 1,309 times
An ex-staff of defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), Bello Sarafa has emerged a new millionaire in the on-going Skye Bank ‘Reach for the Skye Millionaire Reward’, draw which took place at the popular Iyana Ipaja Bus Stop, Lagos over the weekend.
The open air draw was graced by different dignitaries and financial stakeholders, who applauded the bank for its commendable and transparent efforts in encouraging savings culture in Nigeria.
Traders, artisans, businessmen, transporters and women in Iyana Ipaja all trooped out to participate in the electronic draw, which saw Sarafa, a retiree who has banked with Skye Bank for over 12 years with Sango Ota branch, emerged as millionaire, while over 20 other customers also won other cash and gift prizes.
Expressing his delight after the winners’ cheque presentation, Oba Babatunde Akanbi Ogunrobi, the Ariwajoye/Akinlowo 1 of Shasha Kingdom, thanked Skye Bank for rewarding customers who chose to operate accounts with it. He said that Skye Bank reward promo would go a long way in changing lives across the nation.” He further stated that “having a savings culture cannot be underestimated.”
Bello, who was excited and full of gratitude to the bank, could not hold back his joy when informed that he won N1 million. According to the new millionaire, “sincerely, what has happened to me is a pleasant grace of God. I was deliberating on how to utilise the N200 cash on me for lunch that afternoon when I received the good news. I had N2,300 initially in my account and just four days back, someone I worked for paid N8,000 he owed me which I promptly asked one of my apprentices to go and pay into my account as a buffer for the family, especially my kids who are on holiday.
“I could not sleep throughout the night because of the news. I woke up as early as 3am this morning preparing to come to the palace for the cheque presentation ceremony. I thank Skye Bank and also use this opportunity to inform Nigerians that this is for real. To those yet to come on board, this is a great opportunity to save and who knows, you could be the next lucky winner.”
Ten customers won N100,000 and N50,000 respectively, while 20 others won N20,000 each. Also, gift items such as table top fridge, electricity generator, table top gas cookers, mobile phones, blenders and recharge cards were also given to other winners as consolation prizes.
The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Skye Bank, Mr. Tokunbo Abiru reaffirmed the bank’s commitment to continuously reward its new and existing customers that have imbibed the culture of savings despite these austere times.
Abiru further stated: “We are very happy that this draw at Iyana Ipaja is taking place at the Christmas season. Our aim is to make it a good Christmas for our customers. Consequently, we are using this medium to encourage all our customers to continue to save with us, and more importantly to build up their balances to about N10,000.00 to qualify for the draw and win any of our cash prizes with the star prize being N1 million. So far, we have given out prizes worth almost N100 million since the beginning of our campaign torching the lives of our customers.”
The Skye Bank boss was represented by the Head, Strategic Brand Management, Nduneche Ezurike.
•Photo shows from left: Jumoke Odutola, Group Head, Greater Lagos, Oba Babatunde Akanbi Ogunronbi, the Ariwajose/Akinlawo I of Shasha Kingdom, Lagos, N1m winner, Bello Sarafa and Head, Retail Department, Ayodele Olojede at the Cheque Presentation to the new Millionaire in the on-going Skye Bank Reach For the Skye Millionaire reward promo which held at the weekend in Lagos.
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