- Says promos done to encourage savings, affect lives
Ecstatic winners of the UBA Savings promo all of whom got the sum of a million naira each during the draws at the UBA House in Lagos on Friday May 7, 2021 include: Emeka Onyemauche, Ezeigbokwe Oluebube Purity, Omoniyi A. Jaiyeola; Zaharadeen Yandaki Umar . Read also: 10 customers to win N10m in UBA Savings Promo
Others include: Aliyu Yaro Bakari, Samuel Enan Esua, Joseph Eze, Deborah Folusho Adebayo and Lucia Chinyere Adim .
Some of the winners when contacted via their mobile phone expressed their gratitude to UBA stressing that the winnings will aid them immensely especially in these trying times.
A winner, Aliyu Yaro Bakari. who was extremely excited at the news expressed joy.He said, “Oh I am very happy, UBA is the best, you are the best, thank you very much,” he remarked when he learnt he was also one of the beneficiaries of N1m.
The Bank in an interaction session with the media after unveiling the winners revealed that anyone could win in the promo so long as they had a savings account with UBA as the selection for winners are random as the draws showed, stressing also that any one from any walk of life could emerge a millionaire so long as they meet the qualification criteria.
Head, Personnal Banking UBA Plc, Mr. Osita Ede who responded to questions via Zoom after the event said that the Savings Promo is an avenue for encouraging more people to save in financial institutions as there are significant amounts of money that are not within the financial systems.
He said,” For UBA why we are doing this is just a way of touching lives, a way of showing appreciation to our loyal customers and again encourage saving because we know that deep down, when you look at the funds that are out of the financial institution, we still have a significant amount of money that is not within the financial system.
“So the promos are a subtle way of driving financial inclusion and also encouraging people to save more and show appreciation to our customers.
To qualify for the promo, new and existing customers of the bank are expected to make a one-time deposit of at least N30,000; before each draw date. Savings account holders eligible for this draw include Target, Bumper, Next Gen, Savings, Teens & Kiddies.
Apart from the savings promo which is held every three months, the bank also has the UBA Bumper Promo which is held monthly, where the first three winning customers are rewarded with N2m, Rent for a year at N1.2m and N500,000 respectively; with 20 others winning N100,000 each as consolation prices.