Skye Bank Plc has set a new record with the emergence 36 millionaires from its nationwide ‘Reach for the Skye’ Millionaire promo.
In celebration of this landmark achievement, the bank hosted a cross section of the promo-made millionaires in Lagos, as part of activities marking the successful conclusion of the first phase of the promo. The millionaires were drawn from various parts of the country.
Sharing his experience as a beneficiary of the promo, Mr. Job Abiona Fatunbi, a truck driver who won N1 million in the April draw held at Ikotun, enthusiastically described how his life has been transformed.
Abiona said: “I had no idea that 2016 would be a year of tremendous blessings for me; but thanks to Skye Bank, my dreams of financial freedom finally came true. Winning a million naira in the promo turned my family’s circumstances around and it has changed my perception about the difficulty involved in saving.”
Another winner from the N1 million naira category, Mr. Bashiru Adeyemi, who emerged in the May draw in Akure, Ondo State disclosed that his business was on the verge of collapse before he participated in the promo.
“I was getting ready to close my business and look for a small job somewhere, just to keep my family fed and clothed. Despite all the challenges we were facing, my spouse insisted that our little savings in Skye Bank should remain untouched and that was how we qualified for the 1 million naira draw. I put the money back into the business straight away and now, with advice from Skye Bank, we thank God that we are doing well again,” he said.
Speaking on the initiative, the Head, Retail Banking at Skye Bank Plc, Nkolika Okoli said the scheme was established to increase the flow of funds to support SMEs, accelerate employment generation and development of indigenous entrepreneurship as well as encourage saving culture among Nigerians.
Okoli also announced the commencement of the second edition of the promo in July 2016, encouraging new customers to open a Skye Save Plus account with N2, 000 to qualify for the campaign while existing customers need to fund their accounts with a minimum of N2, 000 on a monthly basis.
Also speaking on the promo, the Executive Director, Commercial and Retail banking, Skye Bank Plc, Mr. Sanni Bayo, revealed that the initiative had remained firm despite the challenging economy, adding that the bank was committed to delivering quality innovative services to customers and the financial industry as a whole.