The on-going Reach for the Skye millionaire promo of Skye Bank gathered momentum last week when officials of the bank held an open air draw for the next set of winners at the ever busy Alaba International Market, Ojo, Lagos. The choice of the venue was strategic as the traders who are also a target group of the bank, trooped out enthusiastically to witness the draw.
The reward scheme is, indeed, a win-win for both the bank and its esteemed customers as it seeks to reward the customers while at the same time grow its customer base. During the one year promo, a total of N60 million would be won by the customers. During the monthly draws, three customers would will N1 million each, while four others would smile home with N250,000 each. Another 10 will each win N100,000. By implication, N5 million would be won each month.
The qualification for participation in the monthly draw is for a customer to have at least a minimum opening balance of N2,000 with the bank within that month. Each additional N2,000 doubles a customer’s chance of winning any of the prizes.
At the Alaba promo draw, a civil servant with the Lagos State government, Kazeem Adewale, and two others won N1 million each in the August draw of Skye Bank’s ‘Reach for the Skye Millionaire promo.
The other winners, Uche Onuegbu, an Aba based businessman; and Adewale Abiodun Adeyemo of Offa, Kwara State, also became N1 million richer after the event.
Four other customers went home with N250,000 each. The lucky customers are Mrs. Aina Fabode of Jos branch; Kalu Okeke Ogbonnaya of Aba branch; Lawal Basheer; and Gazal Fatimat.
Those who won the N100,000 prize money are Maiyegun Bunmi, Nnodu Onyinye Somadina, Alebiosu Falilat Oluwakemi and Alaba Ogini Olawale. Others are Wabi Mohammed Bakari, Aina Oluwafemi Abiodun, Friday Adodo, Igbinediaon Augustine, Anyawata Catherine, and Oladosu Kemi Dada.
The electronic draw conducted in the presence of officials of the National Lottery Commission also produced 10 lucky individuals who won N100,000 each, bring the total prize money to N5 million.
Speaking on the occasion, Head, Retail Banking Group, Skye Bank Plc, Nkolika Okoli, said the bank would continue to encourage the adoption of the savings culture by the members of the public.
According to her, a customer would qualify for the draw after opening a Skye Save Plus Account with a minimum of N2000, while each additional N2000 increases the customer’s chance to win the N1 million prize.
Okoli said the draws would hold every month, with a total of N60 million up for grabs during the 12 month duration of the reward promo.
She therefore enjoined the members of the public to open a Skye Save Plus Account with bank with a minimum balance of N2000 in order to benefit from the ongoing promotion.
The representative of the National Lottery Commission, described the electronic draw conducted as open, transparent and clear, saying it conformed to the commission’s requirements of a credible draw.
He advised members of the public to take advantage of the bank’s promotion to transform their businesses by opening accounts with it so as to be able to take part in future draws.
The winners expressed joy at their good fortunes and promised to continue to make Skye Bank Plc their number one bank because of its transparent operations, processes and efficient customer service.
Onuegbu, the Aba based trader, was momentarily lost for words but managed to thank the bank for changing his status. According to him, he would use the star prize to expand his business and as working capital. I found it difficult to believe initially, with all the ‘419’ in town. But after speaking with the bank officials, I believe and I am very happy to have won.