Nigeria’s leading customer-friendly Bank, Skye Bank Plc at the weekend, rewarded more customers in the second draw of its ‘Reach for the Skye’ Millionaire reward promo season 2 in Owerri, Imo State. The draw saw Mrs. Ohaeme Elizabeth of Mgbidi branch emerged as the new Millionaire of the scheme.
Forty other customers of the Bank also walked away with consolation cash reward of N100,000 for 10 and N50,000 to another 10 customers, while 20 loyal customers won N20,000 with new customers who opened account at the venue winning consolation gift like generators, blenders, standing fans and electric cookers among other gift items.
Ohaeme becomes the second Millionaire this year after Olusola Olusegun Ezekiel who won the seven digits figure during the first draw held on February 16th 2017 in Ikorodu, Lagos.
At the cheque presentation on Friday in Owerri, exactly 24 hours after she was picked as the 2nd millionaire, Ohaeme said “I am so grateful to Almighty God that made this possible. I have been banking with Skye over 20 years ago and today Skye Bank remembered me and turns my life around with N1, 000,000.00. I will continue to be loyal to Skye Bank and make sure that I spread the news everywhere”.
The N1million cheque was presented to the winner by His Royal Majesty, Eze Samuel Agunwa Ohiri KSC, Obi of Obi-Orodo (Eze Imo), Chairman, Imo State Council of Ndi-Eze in his Palace; where the Traditional ruler congratulated the winner and thanked the Bank for such a wonderful and life-changing gesture.
According to the traditional Ruler “I am a witness to the support Skye Bank has been giving to Imo people through their services and reward to their customers, I urge our people to continue to bank with Skye Bank”
Skye bank has used the ‘Reach for the Skye Millionaire reward promo initiative to change lives, accelerate employment generation and develop indigenous entrepreneurs; while encouraging savings culture among Nigerians.
According to Skye Bank’s Group Head of Retail Banking, Ndubuisi Osakwe, the reward promo was instituted by the Bank to encourage savings culture, especially amongst the mass market segment.
“As a bank, we are committed to continually satisfy the needs of our customers; as well as empower and encourage savings culture in them, through rewards like this and also provide opportunities for them to establish small businesses with limited capital provided.
“The reward focuses on building a long lasting relationship with our customers based on trust; as well as supporting the financial inclusion drive of the CBN meant to bring a lot more people into the financial system and the formal economy”, Osakwe said.
To participate in the draw, customers are encouraged to open any Skye savings account and make a minimum deposit of N10,000 over a 30day period. If however you already own a Skye savings account, with additional deposit of N10, 000 minimum, you increase your chances of becoming the next millionaire. The more you save, the better your chances of emerging a millionaire.
“Reach for the Skye” is a year-long promo, with series of monthly raffle draws during which more and more winners will continue to emerge.
The promo which was endorsed by the National Lottery Regulatory Commission had a representative of the Commission present during the draws in order to ensure transparency in all processes.
Skye Bank is one of the eight banks described by the regulatory CBN as a Systematically Important Bank (SIB), on account of its size, market share and financial interconnectedness in Nigeria and the West Africa sub-region.