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Africa’s global bank, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc on Friday made good its promise of a truly merry yuletide to its customers as 64 of its customers were rewarded at its grand ‘super savers promo draw, ending the year on a celebratory note.

 

The lucky winners who are now guaranteed an enjoyable festive season courtesy of UBA, cut across various account segments.

 

UBA Bumper accounts holders smiled home with a grand prize of N2 million,N1.2 million , N500,000 and N100,000. 10 UBA Savings accounts holders were also rewarded with N1million each, 10 students of tertiary institutions and Youth Corps members with a UBA NextGen account got pocket money rewards of N180,000 for a year, while 20 children with a UBA Kiddies or Teens Account got N200,000 school fees grant and finally 1 domiciliary account holder was rewarded with N1million.

 

The draw which held on Friday amid fanfare had representatives from the Consumer Protection Council(CPC), the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC), and the Lagos State Lottery Board in attendance to ensure transparency and accountability.

 

 

Winners who emerged, from the Super Savers draw include; Ranti Esther Olaniyi, who screamed with joy after being informed on the phone that she was the star prize winner of a whooping N2m while Ayuba Nafisa Yusuf won N1.2m. Another lucky winner, Akor Dzer got a N500,000 win.

 

Others who equally joined the winning train were; Benjamin Efe Ekrebe; Akinnawonu Richard Abayomi; Stephen Made; Josephine Mercy Patrick; Lami Amos; Hafsat Bala; Rapheal Neji; Emmanuel Stephen; Mubarak Mohd Ahamad; Favour Joseph; Nofisat Temileyi Rauf; Uchechukwu Michael Ogbonna; Zakari Omojibo; Terna Gabriel Zakor; Peace Chibuchi Igwe-Michael; Ojobo Joy Happiness; Kabiru B Mamman; Taiwo Ezekiel Owolabi; Emmanuel Okpe Ijele; Tijjani Sani Muhammad; Chinedu Samuel; Adigun Rasheed

 

 

Speaking at the draw, the Group General Manager – Retail, Digital & Transaction Banking, noted that the bank is without a doubt passionate about creating beautiful long-lasting memories and transforming lives of customers as he urged them to maintain and cultivate a lasting savings culture that is sure to be beneficial to their overall growth.

 

He said: “At UBA, the welfare and ultimate success of our customers and their financial freedom is at the Centre of everything that we do and this is why we are making millionaires, either by supporting your businesses, or by rewarding you for saving.

 

 

“And I’m happy that today we have yet again witnessed the super savers draw and we have made 64 new happy winners who have won amazing prizes this December. Our customers are greatly valued, and most importantly, UBA is grateful for every opportunity we’ve had to serve”.

 

With this win they definitely will have an exciting end of year celebration indeed and I’m happy that I can say that UBA has kept its word, we have rewarded our customers with the happiness and love they truly deserve.”

 

 

Group Head, Brand and Marketing, Uzoamaka Oyeka stated that the new set of UBA millionaires and winners are now assured of ‘happy holidays’ with their bumper wins. She then congratulated the winners encouraging them and other customers to continue to save with UBA, as there are still monthly opportunities to win prizes in future UBA draws. I would like to thank all our customers. ‘You are the reason we are in existence, and we assure you that next year will even be bigger and better ‘, she said.

 

UBA is a leading Pan-African financial institution, offering banking services to more than thirty-seven million customers across 1,000 business offices and customer touch points in 20 African countries.

 

With presence in New York, London and Paris and now the UAE, UBA is connecting people and businesses across Africa through retail, commercial and corporate banking, innovative cross-border payments and remittances, trade finance and ancillary banking services.

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Zenith Bank Refunds N3.23m To Angry Customer Chiamaka Agim

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A leading Nigerian commercial bank, Zenith Bank has returned N3.23 million to Chiamaka Agim, a Lagos State resident whose N4.039 million was erroneously deducted on January 9.

 

According to reports, Zenith Bank had previously informed Agim that she would only receive N800,500 of the N4,039,900 that had been debited.

 

But on Monday, January 16, in the evening, the bank sent back N3,239,400.

 

Recently, the Zenith Bank client shared a post about the refund on her Twitter page.

 

 

Agim reported that on that Monday, the bank contacted her to provide an update on the refunded money.

 

“After the event, they had to put my account on pause, so I didn’t get any alerts,” the user said. I was told to visit the bank the next day,” she recalled.

 

“They had credited my account with N3,239,400 around 7.30 pm on Monday,” the customer said. “My account statement was printed when I got to the bank.”

 

She claimed to have discovered that Access, one of the two banks to which the funds were transferred, still held the remaining N800,500.

 

Zenith Bank stated that Access Bank is now withholding the funds and that it is not their fault at this time. They said Access Bank stated that the funds would not be released without a court order.

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UBA Appoints Abiola Bawuah CEO,UBA Africa

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The Board of Directors of the United Bank for Africa Plc has announced the appointment of Mrs. Abiola Bawuah, as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of UBA Africa.

 

According to a statement y the bank, Bawuah will also join the Group Board as an Executive Director, overseeing the Group’s operations across the African continent, outside Nigeria.

 

Bawuah, a Ghanaian national, is the first female CEO of UBA Africa.

 

Prior to her appointment, she was Regional CEO, West Africa, supervising the Group’s operations in nine subsidiaries, including Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, and Sierra Leone. She previously held the role of CEO, UBA Ghana.

 

Speaking on the new appointment, the Group Board Chairman, Mr Tony O. Elumelu, said, “Abiola has contributed significantly to the growth of UBA Africa for close to a decade. She brings a wealth of experience in commercial banking, and stakeholder engagement. It also gives me great pleasure that with her appointment, the UBA Group Board has now become a majority female board.”

 

The UBA Group also announced other appointments.

 

Chris Ofikulu was appointed the Regional CEO of UBA West Africa.

 

A statement by the bank said Ofikulu has over two decades of banking experience spanning corporate, commercial, and retail banking.

 

Similarly, Uzoechina Molokwu was appointed as Deputy Managing Director (DMD) of UBA Ghana, subject to local regulatory approvals. He was previously the Executive Director, Business Development – UBA Côte d’Ivoire and has over 23 years banking experience.

 

Ayokunle Olajubu was also announced as the Managing Director/CEO UBA Liberia, subject to local regulatory approvals. He currently drives compliance across Africa subsidiaries and comes with 30 years banking experience in Nigeria and other African countries, including Sierra Leone, Cote D’Ivoire and the Gambia.

 

Other appointments include that of Theresa Henshaw who was appointed as CEO of UBA UK, subject to local regulatory approvals. She was previously the DMD, Business Development, UBA America and joined the Group as ED, Business Development at UBA UK.

 

Usman Isiaka, currently CEO, UBA Sierra Leone, has also been appointed the Deputy CEO in UBA America, subject to local regulatory approvals.

 

Adeyemi Adeleke, the former CEO of UBA, UK is now the Group Treasurer. Adeleke will be working to unlock the immense value in the Group’s multi-jurisdictional balance sheet, leveraging on its presence in 24 countries within and beyond Africa.

 

In addition to the executive appointments, UBA has announced the retirement of High Chief Samuel Oni, an independent non-executive Director, from the board following the expiration of his tenure. He joined the UBA Group in January 2015 and served on the Board of the Group for eight years.

 

The Group Chairman, Mr Elumelu, expressed his appreciation to High Chief Oni, for his commitment, leadership and extensive contributions to the UBA Group and on behalf of the Board, wishes him the very best in all his future endeavours.

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