By Nse Anthony-Uko
(Sundiata Finance) — Forty-four customers of Sterling Bank Plc have won N1 million each in its on-going savings reward promo tagged: “What have you got to win?” which was introduced in March this year to reward loyal customers and encourage a savings culture among Nigerians.
The bank said 15 new winners had emerged from the second draw of the promo held in Lagos in addition to the 29 millionaires at the first draw and brings the bank closer to its target of producing 64 new millionaires by the end of the promo in February 2018.
Apart from the 15 individual customers with a monthly balance of N25,000 each in their savings accounts who won N1 million each, 40 other customers with a weekly balance of N10,000 in their accounts won N50,000 each while four customers won an all-expense paid trip to a country of their choices or a shopping voucher worth N1 million each.
Executive director, retail and consumer banking, Sterling Bank, Mr. Grama Narasimhan, who presented cheques of N1 million each to six winners from the Lagos region at the presentation ceremony in Lagos, said Sterling Bank introduced the reward scheme to inculcate a saving culture among Nigerians having observed that most Nigerians do not like to save. According to him, the winners who are spread across of the country were selected via an electronic raffle draw system.
Narasimhan explained that it is important for people to form the habit of saving in the bank so that whenever a need arises, savers could withdraw from their savings to meet the expense and then save again for the future. He said the bank has many products under its savings accounts and all account holders qualified for the promo.
He enjoined winners to spread the good message to people in their communities so that more people can emulate them by opening saving accounts with Sterling Bank.
Winners from the Lagos region include Miss Adefolaju Oluwaseuntodun from Abeokuta in Ogun State, Raheem Wahab Ishola from Nnewi Building, Apapa branch, Ikhuoma Gaius Godfrey from the Idumi branch, Ajeero Regina from Mushin branch, Osunleye Taiwo Oluwaseye from Igbosere branch and Mrs. Chinenye Osita Eze of Lekki branch of the bank.
One of the winners, Mrs. Ajaero Regina, expressed gratitude to God and Sterling Bank for the gracious bounty. According to her, she did not expect the reward because she did not put in for any raffle draw and was, therefore, surprised when an employee of the bank called to inform her that she had won one million naira in the promo
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By Nse Anthony-Uko