A 26-year old undergraduate, Damilola Rachel Ajayi, has emerged the overall winner of N5 million star prize in the just-concluded Skye Bank Ref ‘n’ Win Promo.
The ‘Ref n Win’ promo was a youth-focused initiative designed to reward Skye Bank’s account holders, who were mainly undergraduates across the country.
During the course of the campaign, students who referred their friends to open accounts earned commission on accounts opened and qualified for prizes ranging from N25,000 to N50,000.
They also stood a chance to partake in the grand draw to win star price value of N5 million.
Ajayi, a resident of Kwara State, who runs her account with the Skye Bank, University of Ilorin branch, learnt about the promo through the campus Ref n Win promo flyer, and went all out to canvass for account opening with friends, assuring them that they stood a chance to win big in the promo.
At the prize and cheque presentation ceremony in Ilorin, the Office Technology and Management student of Federal Polytechnic, Offa winner, could not hide her joy over the news of her winning, noting: “Although it was not easy, but with determination and the help of God, I was able to convince most students, especially my friends in Unilorin, to open an account with Skye bank.”
Fielding questions from the media on how she received the news of her winning, Ajayi said: “A call came through from Skye Bank head office in Lagos informing me that I had won a brand new car in the “Ref ‘n’ Win” promo.
“On hearing this, I was more than overjoyed to say the least.
“But you know as a student, I don’t have money to maintain the car so Skye Bank accepted to convert the car to its cash equivalent and I’m really happy.”
On how she was able to convince other students to open account with Skye Bank, the lucky winner who intends to invest the money “so that it will keep increasing”, disclosed she told her prospects: “If you open account today, you stand a chance to win.”
According to her: “When I speak to 10 people, I make sure that five of them refer at least three other people and I give them my account number to use as referral code.”
The ecstatic Ajayi showered praises on the Bank.
She said: “The stress I passed through to emerge winner was not easy but the reward far outweighs it. Truly Skye Bank is a unique bank. They are changing lives. See, my life has been changed. I am now a millionaire.”
On his part, Prof. Lanre Tajudeen Ajibade, Dean of Student Affairs, who represented the Vice Chancellor, University of Ilorin, Prof. Sulaiman Abdulkareem, appreciated Skye Bank for keeping faith with their promise and empowering the winner of the promo.
“Although before now, I did not have a business relationship with Skye Bank, but with this gesture from the bank, I will open an account today,” Ajibade affirmed.
According to the bank’s Regional Head, South West I, Ibadan, Abimbola Akorede: “The bank was at various locations in the nation’s tertiary institutions. The objective was to empower Nigerian youths while also deepening financial inclusion in line with the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) mandate.
“We are happy for Damilola and would give her all the support she requires in terms of financial advisory and otherwise to enable her make the best use of her winnings through various investment opportunities that suite her needs.”
Akorede also used the opportunity to encourage youths and the academic communities to avail themselves of the exciting opportunities Skye Bank product offers to their needs, noting that Skye Bank digital solutions such as Skye Mobile and Smart Code provides a lot of convenience to their daily lifestyle.
Skye Bank is Nigeria’s leading retail bank with wide-ranging electronic solutions promoting consumer lifestyle and e-commerce experience for its customers.