An ex-staff of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) Bello Sarafa has emerged a new millionaire in the on-going Skye Bank â€˜Reach for the Skye Millionaire Rewardâ€™ draw which took place in Lagos recently.
The draw was graced by different dignitaries and financial stakeholders.
According to a statement, traders, artisans, businessmen, transporters and women in Iyana Ipaja all trooped out to participate in the electronic draw which saw Sarafa that had banked with Skye Bank for over 12 years with Sango Otta branch of the bank emerged as millionaire; while over 20 other customers also won other cash and gift prizes.
Expressing his delight after the winnersâ€™ cheque presentation, Oba Babatunde Akanbi Ogunrobi, the Ariwajoye/Akinlowo 1 of Shasha Kingdom thanked Skye bank for rewarding customers who chose to bank open and operate accounts with the bank. He said that, Skye Bank reward promo will go a long way in changing lives across the nationâ€.
He further stated that, â€œhaving a savings culture cannot be underestimatedâ€.
Bello, who was excited and full of gratitude to the bank when he was named the millionaire, could not hold back his joy when informed that he won a million naira.
He added: â€œSincerely, what has happened to me is a pleasant grace of God. I was deliberating on how to utilize the N200 cash on me for lunch that afternoon when I received the good news.â€
Ten other customers won the sum of N100,000 and N50,000 respectively; while 20 other customers won N20,000 each. Also, gift items such as table top fridge, generator, table top gas cookers, mobile phones, blenders, recharge cards and table top gas cooker were also given to other winners as consolation prizes.
The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Skye Bank, Mr. Tokunbo Abiru, reaffirmed the bankâ€™s commitment to continuously reward its new and existing customers that have imbibed the culture of savings despite these austere times.
Abiru further stated that, “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 N1m. So far, we have given out prizes worth almost N100m since the beginning of our campaign torching the lives of our customers.â€
The Skye Bank boss was represented by the Head, Strategic Brand Management, Nduneche Ezurike.