By Nse Anthony-Uko
(Sundiata Finance) — In boosting savings culture, Diamond Bank said it has gave out N5.4 billion to 40 customers and a brand new Hyundai Accent Car to a winner in the south west draw of its DiamondXtra Savings promotion.
The promotion which held in Ogun State is in its ninth season, rewarded customers and appreciate them for their loyalty to the bank. The promotion also serves as due acknowledgement to customers in the south west region who have looked to imbibe the savings culture which the DiamondXtra Savings account seeks to promote.
According to the head of Consumer Banking of Diamond Bank, Mrs. Aisha Ahmad, the economic infrastructure Nigerians desire won’t happen if there is no pool of savings which corporate entities can access to finance investment. Stressing further, she pointed out that developing a savings culture is the path to wealth creation for economic growth and development both for individuals and to the nation.
Ahmad also informed the large gathering that the bank is looking to give out N1 million every weekday in the month of August to customers in the DiamondXtra savings promo. Also, speaking at the event, the head, Mass Market Segment of the bank, Mr. Osita Ede explained that six thousand winners have emerged in the DiamondXtra draw since inception in 2008.
He added that the DiamondXtra reward scheme was no longer a promo as it had become a part and parcel of Diamond Banks efforts at rewarding its loyal customers. He said it was important to note that during course of the campaign, every month a lucky Diamond Bank customer could emerge as the recipient of Diamond Bank’s “Salary for life” where the lucky winner will be entitled to the sum of N100, 000 every month for 20 years.
The winner of the Star Prize of Hyundai Accent, Grace Oluwatoyin Adegbite in Abeokuta expressed her gratitude to God. She said “I just save regularly in my Diamond Xtra account and was called that I won a car.” In total, 30 people won N500, 000 each with 10 other customers winning N1 million each in the promotion.
One of the winners at the event, Bayowa Busayo Kolede also confirmed that indeed, the promo was genuine as he was one of those who won the N500, 000 cash prize. Some of the other customers that won cash prizes at the draws are, Kareem Sulaimon Toyin, a Chinese national, Shuguang Wang, Ibrahim Muhammed amongst others.