The Obazelu of Benin Kingdom, Chief Osaro Idah, has commended Skye Bank Plc., for rewarding loyal customers, making people happy, and helping their businesses to grow.
He said this during the presentation of a N1million cheque to Mrs. Eunice Odubor, an Inspector with Civil Defence Corps, who emerged a lucky winner in the bank’s ongoing “Reach for the Skye” millionaire reward promo, which held at the palace of the monarch at the weekend.
The Obazelu noted the commendable efforts of Skye Bank in encouraging savings culture in Nigeria and for giving equal opportunities to all customers to get a chance to win in the on-going “Reach for the Skye” millionaire reward promo.
According to the monarch, “We are very impressed with your great steps to make life beautiful for our people. Your bank understands tradition and the core needs of the people. We will also continue to support your bank and encourage our people to bank with you.
“I am also particularly happy that the winner is our own daughter and I believe that she will use the money to do well in our state, helping other people to live well and get better.
“I encourage Skye Bank to continue with this initiative to make more people happy and help their businesses to grow,” He added.
Odubor, who runs an account with Forestry Road branch, Benin was full of praises for Skye Bank at the news of her emergence as the millionaire. and particularly for putting smiles on her face even as people from all walks of life trooped out to witness the occasion.
The 48-year old widow, a loyal customer from 2006, was thankful to Skye Bank for the reward, noting that after the death of her husband three year ago things had not been rosy for her and her four kids, as one of them had to drop out from Edo State University, Ekpoma, for lack of funds. But now, with this N1million she wants to push for him to continue his university education, and also buy a land to start a small building project.
“Your bank has never for a day deducted from my savings, and I’ve never contemplated ever switching to another bank; even when some of my colleagues were thinking of doing so at some point. I told them, no,” she added.
Since it was introduced, the Skye Bank ‘Reach for the Skye Millionaire’ reward promo has been changing the lives of many for the better.
The scheme, which is a feature for its flagship savings products, has produced millionaires including; Bello Sarafa Bayonle in Otta branch, Olusola Olusegun Ezekiel of Ikorodu branch in Lagos; Elizabeth Ohaeme of Ngbidi branch in Owerri and Buhari Aminu of Ibrahim Taiwo branch in Kano and other consolation prizes, is meant to encourage savings culture amongst the mass market segment.
Speaking on the Bank’s commitment, Group Head, Product & Innovation Group, Skye Bank, Ndubuisi Osakwe, said: “the scheme provides a unique opportunity for the Bank to stay in touch and reward its savings customers who have a unique role to play in the country’s economic expansion.”
“As a bank, we are committed to continually satisfy the needs of our customers as well as empower and encourage a savings culture in them, through initiatives like this and provide opportunities for them to establish small businesses with limited capital provided,” he commented on the kick off of the Season 2 promo.
“The reward focuses on retail banking that is anchored on the premise of building a long lasting relationship with our customers based on trust as well as supporting the financial inclusion drive of the CBN so as to bring a lot more people into the financial system and the formal economy,” Osakwe said.
“Reach for the Skye Millionaire Reward” promo is a year-long initiative, with series of monthly raffle draws during which more and more winners will continue to emerge. A chance to win various cash prizes including N100,000 for 10 customers, N50,000 for another 10 customers and N20,000 for 20 loyal customers exists every month throughout the period of the scheme.
Part of activities lined up for the event is the instant reward for people who open any savings account during the event. The instant reward items at the draw venue include generator sets, refrigerators, blenders, phones, table gas cookers and even recharge cards.
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