FirstBank’s Customer Wins Grand Prize in Western Union Mega Promo

L – R: Adebimpe Ihekuna, Head, Banking Products, First Bank of Nigeria Limited; Mr. Gabriel Osikoya, FirstBank Customer and Winner of Western Union Mega Promo Grand Prize; Olumide Olorunsola, Senior Country Manager, ECOWAS Region, Western Union and Chizoba Emele, Business Manager, FirstBank during the presentation of a Hyundai Saloon Car to Mr. Osikoya…on Friday.


First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced that its customer has won the grand prize of the just concluded Western Union Mega Promo which took place from July 24 – August 31, 2017. The customer Gabriel Osikoya was presented with one of the brand new Hyundai cars offered as grand prize by Western Union last Friday. The second phase of the promo commences on Monday, September 18, 2017 and is for Customers who send money from Nigeria to over 200 countries and territories Worldwide from any of the over 750 FirstBank branches nationwide.

An elated Osikoya was thankful to FirstBank for creating the platform through which he accessed his Western Union transfers. Other FirstBank Customers also won 16 out of the 50 consolation prizes during the promo; representing 32% of the available prizes won by FirstBank customers. This reaffirms the Bank as the leading Western Union money transfer operator in Nigeria.. FirstBank’s spokesperson, Folake Ani-Mumuney reiterated the Bank’s commitment to provide safe, convenient and flexible means of funds transfer for customers all year round.

With Western Union, customers can conveniently receive money from abroad and send money from Nigeria to over 200 countries and territories Worldwide. Also, the new Account Payment Network (APN) recently added to the Western Union Service allows customers send funds directly to bank accounts outside Nigeria using the outbound Western Union Service. FirstBank is the first and biggest Western Union agent in Nigeria with ample capacity to cater for both inbound and outbound transfers.

The Western Union service is available at FirstBank branches during the week, at weekends as well as on public holidays from some dedicated branches.

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.


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