By Emma Okonji
Computer Engineering student of Lagos State Polytechnic, Abdulrazak Ayinde, has emerged winner of new Hyundai i10 in the ‘Smart Savers Promo,’ an initiative of Access Bank powered by Airtel Nigeria to enable Nigerians open bank accounts directly from their mobile phones.
Draws and prize presentation in the Smart Savers promo were conducted recently at the Access Bank branch in Lagos in the presence of officials of the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) and Nigerian National Lottery and Regulatory Council (NLRC).
Ayinde, HND I student of Lagos Polytechnic, emerged winner for the month of April, while another customer, Ali Ahummed who is currently in Borno State, emerged winner for March. About two and a half hours after the winners were contacted on phone, a pleasantly surprised Ayinde arrived at the Access Bank branch to redeem his prize.
Executive Director, Personal Banking, Access Bank Nig. Plc., Victor Etuokwu, presented the car to Ayinde in company of Vice President, Mobile Commerce, Airtel Nigeria, Femi Oshinlaja and Head, CPC, Lagos, Joshua Nggada.
While commending Access Bank and Airtel Nigeria on the initiative, Ayinde said: “I am happy to have emerged winner in the promo. I opened the Access Bank account with my Airtel line and later deposited the money meant for my project in the account. It was given to me by my Dad. I feel good to be a car owner today. I encourage others to take advantage of the Smart Savers Promo.”
The Smart Savers campaign kicked off in January this year. To open a Smart Savers account, customers are advised to simply dial *903# from their Airtel lines. Customers are encouraged to save a minimum of N10, 000 monthly in their Smart Savers account to qualify for the monthly grand prize of a Hyundai i10 and other consolation prizes.
With the Smart Savers initiative, customers can enjoy real-time mobile banking services such as funds transfer to accounts in Access Bank and other Nigerian banks’ accounts; as well as make quick airtime purchases, pay bills, view account statements/ account balance enquiry and much more.