Sterling Bank Plc, has presented prizes to winners of the fi rst draw of its on-going Sterling Savings Reward promot Th e promo tagged ” What have you got to win? was launched last March by the bank to reward customer loyalty and encourage a culture of saving among Nigerians. It is endorsed by the National Lottery Regulatory Commission, the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) and the Lagos State Lotteries Board (LSLB). In the fi rst draw held across the Nation recently, 29 individual customers with a minimum balance of N25,000 in their savings accounts won N1 million each, 40 customers with a weekly balance of N10,000 in their accounts won N50,000 each, while four nonindividual customers with Sterling Plus accounts won N250,000 each.
Th e customers were selected through an electronic raffl e draw system and winners emerged from various parts of the country. Speaking at the presentation ceremony held at the corporate headquarters of the bank in Lagos, Chief Marketing Offi cer, Sterling Bank Plc, Mr. Henry Bassey said that 192 customers will win N1 million each, amounting to N192 million between now and February 2018. He said the objective of the promo is to enrich the lives of the bank’s customers.
He added that since the bank embarked on the initiative about three years ago, there have been testimonies of how the bank has positively aff ected people’s lives. Some of the winning customers shared their experiences of how they reacted when they fi rst learnt they had won prizes in the promo. One of the customers with the Adebola House Branch in Opebi Lagos, Ojo Bamidele who won N1million in the promo said: “I was on my way out of the offi ce when my phone rang and I picked it, then my branch manager told me that I have won N1million in the promo. I dismissed it and said I don’t believe in it and I’m not excited because we have many people doing this kind of thing.” He added that the following day, the branch manager called again and asked him to confi rm the good news through one of the directors of the bank.
Clubs, Associations, Churches and Mosques (non-individual saving plus account holders) who have savings plus accounts with a minimum balance of N50,000 also qualify for the monthly draw of N250,000; A savings account customer with a minimum balance of N10,000 qualifi es for the monthly draw of N50,000 or a Kia Picanto car. In the same vein, a savings account customer with a minimum balance of N25,000 qualifi es for the N1 million draw, while a savings account holder with a minimum balance of N50,000 is entitled to a fully paid holiday/shopping voucher worth N1 million.