A customer of First City Monument Bank (FCMB), Mr. Clinton Nnajiaku, has emerged winner of a brand new Ford Figo car after he shopped and entered the Jumia Black Friday festival lottery. He also enjoyed the 10 percent discount offered to FCMB customers who shopped during the course of the Black Friday sales on Jumia.com.ng.
He won the car courtesy of Coscharis Motors, distributors of Ford brand of cars, who were also partners with Jumia during the Black Friday festival, which ran from November 13 to December 13, 2017.
FCMB partnered with Jumia, Nigeria's leading online retailer, to make this year’s Black Friday sales bigger and more rewarding for Nigerians, especially new and existing customers of the Bank. Under the partnership, which was also designed to drive financial inclusion and the cashless policy, all FCMB customers who purchased items via JumiaPay (that is, direct debit from their accounts) during the Black Friday Festival got an extra 10 percent discount on their purchase.
New customers of the Bank who partook in the promo only needed to visit the FCMB website, open an account (which took less than five minutes after which the account number was instantly generated), fund it, and order for the item they wanted to purchase.
The winner of the Ford Figo car, Mr. Nnajiaku (aged 22), who recently passed out from the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) having served in Lagos, expressed his joy and appreciation to Jumia, FCMB and Coscharis Motors during the car presentation ceremony.
According to him, “I was saving N30, 000 to purchase a Play Station 18 gaming device, but while browsing online during the Jumia Black Friday sales, I saw it at N15, 000 and I confirmed it to be of high quality and I quickly paid with my FCMB account and got a 10 per cent discount from the Bank. I ended up buying it for N13,500 and I was happy it was a good buy, the delivery was fast and safe’’
He added that, “few weeks later, I got a call from Jumia that I have won a brand new Ford Figo car and I was so glad, because what that means is that I am passing out from the National Youth Service Corps with a brand new car. I am one person that believes in hardwork and so my philosophy has always been that people must work hard to earn anything, but I have won the promo car without hardwork and I thank God Almighty for that”.
In his comment on the development, the Group Head Corporate Affairs of FCMB, Mr. Diran Olojo, expressed delight that a customer of the Bank emerged as the winner of the grand prize of this year’s Jumia Black Friday festival sales promo, while also commending Coscharis Motors and the other partners for ensuring the success of the festival.
‘’We are very excited that our partnership with Jumia has made it possible for one of our customers, Mr. Clinton Nnajiaku to benefit from all that Jumia Black Friday offered this year including winning a brand new car. This is another confirmation of our commitment in providing cutting-edge and exceptional electronic banking and payment offerings to our teeming customers and the Nigerian public. As a forward-looking institution built on the culture of excellence, we will continue to invest in digital platforms and other modern solutions that will enable us sustain the tempo in the provision of simple, helpful and reliable banking services driven by robust technology and best practices’’, he said.
FCMB, as an inclusive lender and leader in financial services delivery in Nigeria, has continued to deepen, dictate the pace and expand its alternate channels by providing world-class electronic banking offerings and solutions that align with the lifestyles of its existing and potential customers. The Bank is known for providing one of the fastest, most secure, convenient and seamless alternate channel banking platforms cutting across credit and debit cards, Automated Teller Machines (ATMs), Point of Sales (PoS), mobile and internet banking, among others. It is one of the first banks that initiated the delivery of on-the-spot ATM cards, including Visa and Mastercard, issuance in Nigeria.
Among several laurels, FCMB was in September this year conferred with the ‘’Excellence Award in Alternate Channel Banking’’ at the New Age Banking Summit in recognition of its outstanding achievements in the financial services industry in Nigeria. The Bank also won the award of ‘’Most Improved Retail Bank in Nigeria’’ at the BusinessDay Banking Awards 2017 held in October.
The 2017 edition of the Jumia Black Friday Festival attracted over 15 million visits within the one month it ran. The annual sales event, which was initiated in Nigeria in 2013 by Jumia, remains the busiest and largest shopping day of the year on both online and offline stores. Speaking on this, the Chief Executive Officer of Jumia Nigeria, Juliet Anammah, said, “this year’s explosive Black Friday numbers demonstrates the increasing capacity and flexibility of the online retail space in Nigeria. We deliver to the 36 states across Nigeria and are able to reach neighborhoods and shoppers who traditionally have not had access to a wide variety of products and deals. There is an increasing relevance of Black Friday to the average Nigerian”.