FIDELITY Bank Plc, one of the country’s highly diversified financial institutions has commenced yet another exhilarating consumer promotion aimed specifically at transforming 30 lucky customer into instant millionaires. Dubbed ‘Get Alert in Millions’, the savings promo is a clear demonstration of its steadfast commitment to support initiatives that enrich the lives of its loyal customers even in times of economic uncertainties. In all, Fidelity Bank plans to give away N105 million in cash to potential winners. Aside cash prizes, 138 customers will smile home with fridges and generating sets as consolation prizes in the planned nine-month promotions which kicked off last week.
To participate in the ‘Get Alert in Millions’ savings promo, customers should simply open a savings account and grow it to N20, 000 or top up existing account with N10, 000 or more to qualify for monthly draws to win up to N1 million, N2 million and N3 million. Furthermore, customers can also grow their account balance by N50, 000 monthly to qualify for quarterly draws to win the star prize of N5 million. Speaking at a press conference held at the Bank’s corporate head office in Lagos to mark the commencement of the highly anticipated promotion, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity Bank Plc, Nnamdi Okonkwo, said this new promo marked the sixth in nine years.
As a reputable financial institution committed to satisfying the needs of its customers, Okonkwo, who was represented by Mohammed Balarabe, Deputy Managing Director, Fidelity Bank Plc, said that the new promo encourages customers and members of the public to imbibe a savings culture, thus deepening financial inclusion in the country. “Savings serve as a veritable instrument for capital mobilisation to finance aggregate investment required for economic growth. “As an active participant in the Nigerian economy, we are supporting government by making savings available for critical infrastructure rollouts that would aid socio-economic development.
“This promo underscores our determination to improve the standard of living of Fidelity customers. Even with the prevalent economic conditions triggered by the free fall in global oil prices, ‘Get Alert in Million’ is our little way of rewarding our customers for their unflinching loyalty and steadfast devotion…,” Okonkwo added.
Petroleum products prices, insurgency affect livestock prices in Enugu, traders claim
Livestock dealers in Enugu have said that the increase in petroleum pump price and insurgency in some parts of the north have affected livestock prices.
A ram dealer at the new Artisan Market, Mallam Abdul Isa, told the News Agency of Nigeria NAN, during a survey in Enugu on Tuesday that the prices were high because the supply was low against the high demand.
“Most of our dealers no longer travel to the north to buy ram, instead they prefer to send money through banks to their customers to way-bill the animals for them,’’ he said.
Corroborating Isa’s claim, Mr. Aminu Tarry, a cow dealer, said that the prices were high because people were afraid of traveling to the north to buy the livestock due to insurgency.
“The implication is that we no longer bargain before buying the animals and they are more expensive when they way-bill them,’’ he said.
A poultry products dealer, Mr Jude Oba, said that the prices were high because those that produced chicken could meet the demand.
He said that most of them did not buy day old chicks on time because things were hard and that some of them could not access bank loans as the interest rate was high.
A consumer, Mrs Jane Okolie, said that broilers were now sold between N2,200 and N4,000 as against between N1,500 and N2,500 previously.
The survey showed that a ram was sold for between N35,000 and N65,000 depending on the size as against N18,000 and N45,000 sold previously.
A cow now goes for between N100,000 and N280,000 depending on the size as against between N55,000 and N180,000 sold before.
A goat goes for between N15,000 and N35,000 depending on the size instead of between N8,000 and N25,000 before. NAN

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