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FirstBank Rewards Customers In Verve Card Campaign


Nigeria’s leading financial inclusion services provider, FirstBank of Nigeria Limited has restated its commitment to rewarding its customers as it concluded the Verve Card campaign.

The campaign which was designed to reward customers for their continued usage of the Verve debit Card ended last weekend with a customer going home with the grand prize of a brand new 2022 Suzuki S-Presso car.

The promo which ran for 14 weeks had 800 customers winning N10, 000 cash while another 800 customers won N10,000 airtime each. Also, 800 customers won N20, 000 cash prizes and 100 customers won N50, 000 cash prizes.

The promo also saw that 40 customers going home with gas cookers, 30 refrigerators, 30 32” TV sets, and 30 power generators.

Speaking at the presentation of the grand prize at the head office of the bank in Lagos, FirstBank’s group executive, e-Business & Retail Products, Chuma Ezirim, noted that the bank in partnership with Verve Card initiated the promo to reward its Verve card holders, adding that it gave out over N50 million in prizes.

He added “We are excited over the response of our customers to this promo. We work with our card scheme will be promising that this is not a one-off event. We would try as much as possible to ensure that we sustain it. It is FirstBank’s mission to continue to provide the best financial services possible through our various products, services, and initiatives.

“We also will continue to engage our partners, especially Verve to ensure that we reward patronage of our customers. We are certain that we would continue to use our various digital channels to add value to our financial transaction services.”

Chief Executive Officer at Verve International, Vincent Ogbunude, on his part said “the relationship between Verve and Firstbank goes a long way. It has been a long-standing relationship for several years. You might be aware that Firstbank is a leader in its field. So as well, Verve is the leading payment card out of Africa, especially in Nigeria.

“We have been collaborating with Firstbank for quite a lot of years. So what we have decided to do is that we come together to reward customers. Both Firstbank and Verve have a common desire to reward customers, appreciate customers give value to customers, and create the best experience.

“So having this promo is a way of manifesting our desire to do so. We are interested in keeping this going. So we expect that we will be doing more this year and beyond. And who knows maybe we will have even bigger grand prizes going forward” he stated.

Speaking with Journalists after receiving keys to a brand new 2022 Suzuki S-Presso car, the grand prize winner, the Managing Director of Kanwal International Limited, Olakunle Animashaun, said he never believed that he won until he was handed the keys to the car.

“Initially I thought it was a scam because someone called me from FirstBank that I won a car and was told to come. My wife persuaded me to go and they said congratulations that I won a car. These days there are a lot of scams and even when they were calling me I did not pick up the call for three days until my wife picked it up and they told me to come to the head office.

“I did not believe it until when I got here; saw the car and the key was handed over to me. I thank First Bank and Verve for this opportunity given to me. I pray that God will continue to bless them.”

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