The Group Managing Director/CEO, Skye Bank Plc, Mr. Tokunbo Abiru has restated the bank’s commitment to vigorously drive financial inclusion in line with the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Financial System Strategy 2020 (FSS – 20) which is designed to ensure 80 percent of Nigerians have access to financial services by year 2020.
Mr. Abiru who was represented at the flag off the Skye Bank ‘Ref ‘n’ Win’ promo at the Uthman Dan Fodio University campus Sokoto, said that: “Financial inclusion has continued to assume increasing recognition across the globe among policy makers, researchers and development oriented agencies. Its importance derives from the promise it holds as a tool for economic development, particularly in the areas of poverty reduction, employment generation, wealth creation and improving welfare and general standard of living.”
Speaking on his behalf, the bank’s Head, Retail of the Bank, Mrs. Ayodele Olojede drew attention to efforts of the bank while at the Abia State Polytechnic, Aba for a week-long storm where Campus Plus Solution and associated products and services were availed to the students, amidst fun-filled activities to promote savings culture and banking convenience for undergraduates and the youth segment at large in fulfillment of the bank’s commitment to driving financial inclusion.
In addition, Osakwe noted that the Bank will use the opportunity of the campus storm to introduce an array of its banking products and services to the University community and its environs, among which is the flagship SkyeXperience banking service.
The campaign, which is aimed at providing students and the academic community with an opportunity to experience convenient and accessible banking offerings at their doorstep, commences on Monday, December 11 through Wednesday, December 13.
Campus Plus account holders who have referred their school mates and friends to open an account with the bank stand a chance of being handsomely rewarded as those who refer friends get to earn a commission on account opened and qualify for prizes ranging from N25,000 to N50,000. They also stand a chance to partake in the grand draw to win a Brand New KIA Salon Car at the end of the promo.
The Bank is therefore encouraging the youth populations and the academic communities at these locations to avail themselves of the exciting activities, networking and the products and services the events would offer to support their lifestyles.
Skye Bank is Nigeria’s leading retail bank with wide-ranging electronic solutions promoting consumer lifestyle and e-commerce experience for its customers.