November 16, 2018

Financial Inclusion: Fidelity Bank splashes N15m on 13 customers

People waiting at Fidelity Bank’s Automated Teller Machine [ATM] gallery along Rumuola Road, Port Harcourt weekend. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke

Thirteen customers of Fidelity Bank Plc on Friday won the sum of N15 million under the Get Alert in Millions Savings (GAIM) promo season three aimed at promoting financial inclusion.

Newsmen report that two customers, Mr Ogene Udoka of Trade Fair and Charkyl Energy Limited, Ladipo branch, Lagos State, won N1 million each.

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Other lucky winners included Mr Isreal Asidere of Afe Babalola University, Mr Nnamdi Okafor, Obosi branch, Anambra and Mr Jamila Buffalo of Kano branch who won N1 million, N2 million and N1 million respectively.

Apart from the cash prizes, the bank also rewarded some customers with consolation prizes comprising television sets, generators and refrigerators.

Mrs Chijioke Ugochukwu, the bank’s Executive Director, Shared Services and Products, said at the first monthly draw in Lagos that the promo was introduced to deepen financial inclusion.

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Ugochukwu said the GAIM season 3, popularly known as Game 3, was the eight promo being conducted by the bank in the past 11 years.

She said the focus of the bank was to improve the standard of living of its customers and to stregthen savings culture.

Ugochukwu said the savings promo allowed the bank to go into the nooks and crannies of the country to enlighten people on financial inclusion.

“We go extra mile to touch the lives of customers, improving the standard of living of customers and to promote financial inclusion.

“The promo gives the bank the opportunity to go to the nooks and crannies of the country to strengthen financial inclusion,” she said.

Ugochukwu noted that a total of N110 million would be given to customers at the end of the GAME 3 promo expected to last for six months.

Ugochukwu said N82 million would be given to customers under the monthly draw and N28 million at the bimonthly draw.

“Today the draw produced 13 winners nationwide of the sum of N15 million and produced 18 consolation prize winners of table top fridges, generators and television setts,” Ugochukwu said.

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Newsmen report that the winners emerged from a transparent process conducted by the bank’s control team, witnessed by officials of the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) and other regulators and stakeholders.