One of the leading retail banks in Nigeria, Diamond Bank Plc, has fulfilled its promise of creating 13 additional millionaires in its daily extraordinary draws across the six geopolitical zones in Nigeria. The management of Diamond Bank had earlier in the year promised to make one customer a millionaire every working day in the month of August. The Diamond Xtraordinary initiative launched in July 2008 has produced about 5,600 winners with a cumulative cash reward of over N4 billion. This is the ninth edition of the initiative and it has proven to be very rewarding to the customers.
“By spreading the draws across the six geo-political zones in the country, the Season 9 extraordinary edition reaffirms the Bank’s commitment to financially empower more Nigerians,” said Chioma Afe, the chief spokesperson of Diamond bank.
Since this initiative is aimed at touching lives Diamond Bank have said that 18 more Nigerians will become millionaires before the end of September. However, it is worthy to note that the daily xtraordinary draws are not just only meant to reward its loyal customers and potential customers but also to show appreciation to Nigerians for the trust and confidence in its array of financial products and services.
According to the bank, a total of 1, 521 winners have emerged in the draws held since mid-July this year. So far, 10 customers have won N500,000.00 each, 300 customers have won N10,000.00 each with another set of 200 customers winning N5,000.00 each. The bank also said that 1000 customers have been rewarded with N500 recharge cards across all mobile telecommunications networks. The customers that won N1, 000,000.00 each include Nnenna P. Enechionyia; Demian Eze Ike; Ademunmi Fatai Tanimowo; Abdullahi Ayinde Mohammed; Ajijolakewu Saheed; Nwankwo Mmaduabuchi and Elawore Ruth Onorame. While winners of N500,000.00 include Daniel Chijioke Jombo; Chigozirim Charles Oparaugo; James Uzoma; Joseph Asebakoghene; Mamiska Gabriel Kanayochukwu; Nzononye Ekeoma Udom; Amuka Ijeoma; Bright Ogheneruru; Chinedu M. Onyeakosi; Esonwune Cajetan; Ferdinand Chukwuma Ugwunwa; Humphrey Onyesoh; Openiyi Tolulope Adewole; Solomon Paul Thomas; Taofeek Ejalonibu and Vincent Izuchukwu Ofordum.
The biggest win of the initiative for the month was Daniel Chijioke Jombo, a customer from the bank’s branch in Warri Delta State who emerged as the star prize winner of Salary for Life. Chijioke will receive N100,000.00 every month for the next 20 years. Two more customers are expected to emerge as the winners of salary for life in August and September while 15 more millionaires will be created in the remaining days in August.
How to become part of this initiative
According to Chioma Afe, Customers with a deposit balance of only N5,000 are qualified to participate in the draw. The more the customer multiplies this amount the higher the customer’s chances of winning. Diamond Bank has also introduced a new dimension to the reward scheme where customers are rewarded for loyalty. Customers who have maintained their DiamondXtra accounts for 5 years and above and have increased their balances with multiples of N5000 during this period will qualify for a special Longevity draw. During this draw, 10 customers will receive N1m each while 100 customers will get N100,000 each. A customer stands a better chance of winning if he or she saves more as every N5,000.00 in the account of a customer represents one entry ticket into the draws. Basically, every DiamondXtra account customer has an equal opportunity of winning in the daily transparent electronic draws.
“We would like to reassure all our loyal customers that Diamond Bank will constantly seek robust platforms like this not just to enrich them but to let them know that we care for their future economic well-being,“ said Chioma Afe.