First Bank announces house winner in Big Splash Promo draw

By The Citizen
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FirstBank has announced the winner of the grand prize of a 4-bedroom detached duplex in Lekki, Lagos in the grand draw of the Big Splash promo.

The promo was part of the bank's strategy to reward its customers and to commemorate its 120th anniversary celebration.

The winner emerged at the draw in Port Harcourt on July 16, 2014. Other prizes also won at the draw were three brand new Toyota Corolla cars, cash prizes of N50,000, refrigerators and standing cookers.

Declaring the event open, the Group Head of Retail Banking South-south of FirstBank, Mrs. Rosemary Asiegbu, said: 'The 'Big Splash Savings Promo was designed to reward customers for their patronage and loyalty to the brand over the years.

“It is also a platform for enhancing savings culture in the nation and encouraging the youths as well as the unbanked to embrace the financial services system.'

She added: “This year's promo was designed to coincide with the commemoration of our 120 years anniversary of memorable banking services in the country and as such, we have kept our promise to customers by holding the bi-monthly and quarterly draws regularly where we have given out over N35million cash prizes among many other mouth-watering prizes.'

To ensure transparency during the draws, the selection process was under the supervision of the national lottery regulatory council. The bank also partnered with world class consultants, KPMG to ensure world best practice are aligned with. The draw is fully automated and it randomly selects winners who would take home various prizes. The e-draw is also audited from the back end to ensure that the numbers are not preselected.

In her words, the Head, Consumer Banking Services, Adebimpe Ihekuna, reiterated FirstBank's commitment to her customers' needs and aspirations and enjoined them to continue to patronise the Bank whilst assuring of the Bank's drive to continue to churn out innovative and tailored-fit products and services.

The promo which kicked off in July 2013 has also produced 12 winners of brand new Toyota Corolla cars, and over 2,160 lucky winners of various items ranging from refrigerators, standing gas cookers and 720 winners of N50,000 each.

First Bank of Nigeria Limited, a subsidiary of FBN Holdings Plc, is Nigeria's leading financial services institution by total assets and gross earnings and one of the largest corporate and retail banking financial institutions in sub-Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa).

Since its establishment in 1894, the Bank has consistently built relationships with customers focusing on fundamentals of good corporate governance, strong liquidity, risk management and strong capitalization.