By OLUSHOLA BELLO, Lagos –
First City Monument Bank (FCMB) Limited, through its reward scheme tagged ‘FCMB Millionaire Promo Season 4’, rewarded and empowered a total of 2,576 of its customers within the eight months the promo ran.
This was disclosed at the grand finale draws of the promo which took place at the four regions and 25 zones of the Bank across Nigeria at the weekend.
The promo which targeted all existing savings account customers of FCMB with monthly account balance ranging from N10,000 to N50,000 was designed to give extra value and empowerment to customers of the Bank, while encouraging financial inclusion and savings culture.
It was also a part of various initiatives of the lender to enhance customer experience and reward them for their loyalty and patronage over the years. The first draw of the promo this year was held in May, followed by the second in July and the third in September.
At each of the draws, 644 qualified customers won various gifts, including four of them who smiled home with N1 million each.
At the grand finale draws ceremony witnessed by thousands of people, including customers of the Bank and officials of regulatory bodies, another set of 644 customers emerged as winners. While four lucky customers were each rewarded with the star prize of N2 million, a total of 640 other account holders smiled home with LED television sets, generating sets, decoders, tablets, smart phones and other consolation prizes, at the end of the electronic selection exercise.
Adelagun Mary won the star prize of N2 million at the Lagos regional draws, while Musa Ele won the same amount at the Abuja and North region. In addition, Chika Anaelechukwu emerged winner of N2 million at the South-East/South-South draws, just as Adelaja George was rewarded with same amount, being the star prize winner at the South-west regional draws.
The winners, customers and officials of the regulatory bodies commended FCMB for sustaining its empowerment and the support to the populace in the society.
In his comment, the Zonal Co-ordinator of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission in Oyo State, Mr. Tayo Fasuhanmi, said “FCMB followed due process from the beginning of the promo till the emergence of the various winners. We commended the Bank for all it has done through this promo to empower Nigerians and bring happiness to the lives of customers.”
Speaking, the executive director, Retail Banking, Mr. Olu Akanmu, said FCMB had fulfilled the promise it made customers to reward those who participated and qualified for the promo during the four draws organised at the Bank’s various zones and regions nationwide.
According to him, one of the major objectives which characterised the promo was our commitment to drive financial inclusion and promote savings culture in the society, particularly the unbanked segment.
Akanmu encouraged the winners to make wise use of their prizes, particularly the star prize winners. He further assured that FCMB will continue to offer the best in service and product offerings in line with its value as a simple, reliable and helpful financial institution.
However, it was also confirmed that following positive feedback from customers and the general public, the Bank is making arrangements to launch FCMB Millionaire Promo Season 5 as soon as possible and the modalities may not be different from the previous seasons.