Customers of Ecobank Nigeria, GTBank and Diamond Bank emerged the maiden winners in the ongoing Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Electronic Payment Incentive Scheme (EPIS).
The winners who emerged during a raffle draw held in Lagos are Adeyinka Adejuwon, who banks with GTBank and won N100, 000; customer, Julie Chioma Ukwosah , an Ecobank customer won N50,000 cash prize while Jerry Boakye-Mensah who banks with Diamond Bank got a N15,000 cash prize.
Head, Acquiring Cards and e-Banking Department, Ecobank Nigeria, Funso Oyelohunnu, commended the CBN reward initiative, stressing that it would further encourage the use of e-payment channels.
She noted that the emergence of Ecobank customer as one of the winners of the draw attest to the efficiency of the Bank’s e-payment channels. “This is a great initiative. As a bank we are glad that one of our customers is one of the winners. This is a further proof that our various e-payment channels are efficient. This is an opportunity to urge both customers and non customers of the bank to make our e-payment channels their choice,” she said.
Speaking during the redemption of prizes in Lagos for the first three winners, representative of the Banking Payment System Department of the CBN, Isah Abubakar, said the apex bank will keep giving the desired support for the EPIS project. He commended the transparent process used in selecting the winners, noting that the cash-less banking initiative is helping to promote financial inclusion and getting banking to the grassroots. “The CBN is behind the incentive scheme and will support any project that takes banking to the grassroots,” he said.