One phone call can change everything, as Dahiru Abubakar Sadiq, a student in Usman Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria discovered on 18th February, 2016, when he received news of his One Million Naira win in the ongoing Skye Bank “Reach for the Skye” Millionaire reward scheme which held at the Shehu Shagari Main Gate of Sokoto Central Market.
“Please, if this is a joke, I beg you, stop. I have things to attend to and i am in class at the moment, please” Abubakar replied in disbelief as he answered the call. “Wait o. Are you serious? I have won one million naira? Oh, thank you, God! Thank God for Skye bank o!” he shouted in excitement as he immediately left his lecture hall to come to the draw venue.
Commenting on the Sokoto promo draw and the success of the “Reach for the Skye” Millionaire Promo, Head, Retail Banking at Skye Bank Plc., Nkolika Okoli, said the objectives of the promo were to encourage a savings culture in the country while improving the lives and businesses of customers, in line with the mission and values of the bank.
“We have received feedback from winners from other geo-political zones who ploughed back their winnings into their businesses. Other customers have also confirmed that the prize money came in very handy as payment for outstanding loans or a fund for emergencies” Okoli disclosed.
“At Skye Bank, we find this very encouraging because we understand the importance of sustaining a savings culture and encouraging entrepreneurship” she added.
Endorsing the Skye Bank “Reach for the Skye” Millionaire Promo, the coordinator of the Sokoto State Office of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission, Mr Aminu Sule Sifawa said “We are all witnesses to what transpired here today and can all attest to the transparent manner in which it was conducted. Winners were selected randomly through an electronic draw and we are fully satisfied with the process.”
In eight months, the Millionaire Reward scheme has produced 25 millionaires and winners of N250, 000 and N100, 000 consolation cash prize winners. Exciting instant gifts have also been won at the draw venues.
To participate in the Skye Bank “Reach for the Skye” Millionaire Promo, open a Skye Save Plus or Skye Ease savings account with a minimum balance of two thousand naira. However customers with higher balances in multiples of two thousand naira in their accounts stand a better chance of winning.