First Bank of Nigeria Ltd. (FirstBank) on Friday rewarded 310 customers with N31 million, as winners of the Win Big Promo for the month of November.
Mr Ikemefula Nwachukwu, Head, Personal Banking, e-Business and Retail Products, FirstBank at the selection of the promo’s maiden batch winners, said that the promo which began on Oct. 23, would run till Feb. 23, 2024.
Nwachukwu stated that the 310 customers would get N100,000 each to make a total of N310 million and this would be given every month till February 2024 when the grand finale would hold.
He explained that at the grand finale, six customers from the six geo-political zones of the country would cart away one million Naira each, making it N6 million for depositing N50,000 into their accounts for the next four months.
Nwachukwu stated that the beneficiaries were considered for the reward for opening account and reactivating existing dormant or inactive account.
He said it also include depositing a minimum of N5,000 into their accounts, and transacting through any of the bank’s digital channels.
According to him, the promo was designed by the bank for its savings and current account holders to drive transactions velocity for the bank.
“We thought it wise to reward our customers at this time of the year considering what Nigerians are passing through.
“Nigerians need all the help they can get in terms of financial support, hence, the Win Big Promo is here to assist them,” he said.
According to Nwachukwu, the promo is also geared towards satisfying the bank’s customers and reward them for their years of loyalty and patronage to the bank.
He explained that the promo was designed to cut-across the six geo-political zones and 31 retail groups of the bank and 10 winners were selected randomly from the 31 groups.
The bank officials disclosed that the lucky winners would start receiving notification and congratulatory messages from now, while their accounts would be credited by next week.
“I congratulate all the winners and encourage our customers and general public who are yet to embrace the promo to do so.
“This is for them to stand a chance of winning out of the N170million reward earmarked for the Win Big promo.
Mr Idris Lawal, Chief Administrative Officer, National Lottery Regulatory Commission lauded the bank for making the process of the lottery transparent enough and supporting their customers.
It was reported that the total entries for the maiden FirstBank Win Big Promo is 3,212, 716 while 310 winners emerged.
Other regulatory officials who monitored process at the event were: Mr Lekan Awoyemi, Principal Executive Officer, Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC).
Also, Ms Oyinkansola Kusamotu, Senior Legal Officer, Lagos State Lottery and Gaming Authority.