UBA takes 20 customers to Dubai


United Bank for Africa (UBA) plc a fortnight ago sent 20 lucky customers to Dubai for an unforgettable holiday experience.

They were the people who received their Western Union and MoneyGram transfer at UBA during the UBA Remittance Awoof Promo.

The 20 luck customers emerged as winners in the Remittance Awoof Promotion organised by the bank to reward customers that had received remittances through MoneyGram and Western Union from any UBA business office across the country.

60 other customers were rewarded with beautiful gift items.

The winners were selected based on money transfers through MoneyGram and Western Union at the bank within the period of January and August 2015.

The 20 customers went on an all -expense paid three-day trip to the world’s holiday city. The experience to many, was memorable and full of excitement being their first time of having an offshore feel, away from the challenges of the country.

Benita Ojeh from Asaba, who has never been to Lagos before the trip, could not hide her excitement; “this is more like a miracle to me. I never believed this would ever happen to me. I am immensely grateful to UBA and most importantly very proud that a bank could reward a customer with a dream trip like this”.

In Dubai, the 20 lucky customers stayed at the prestigious J5 Rimal Rotana Apartments, with each customer allocated his or her own room. During their stay they had opportunity to visit many great sites in Dubai including the Burj Khalifa, the tallest man made structure in the world.

The trip is part of the bank’s efforts to reward loyalty, give back to the society and impact the lives of individuals that carry out business with the bank.

On return to the country last week, Head, Public Sector Group, Marketing, Oliver Alawuba, said UBA is more than happy to reward loyal customers because UBA believes that loyal customers deserve to be rewarded.

He assured that UBA will continue to “reward customers who remain loyal to the bank and do repeat business with us.”

“ I am so excited. I have no words to say how I feel now after this trip. All I can say is thank you UBA for making this happen to me. I will never forget my experience in Dubai. It is an experience I will share with my children and it is great to know that UBA made it happen” said Benita Ojeh, who said this was also the first time she is travelling out of the country.

Already, UBA says plans are at an advanced stage to roll out another Awoof promotion in January of 2016.

“Customers who missed this trip should watch out. It could be their turn to have an unforgettable holiday experience for being loyal customers of UBA,” said Alawuba.


Head, Marketing and Brand Communication, UBA Plc, Ikemefuna Mordi; Directorate Head, Public Sector Group, Oliver Alawuba; Head, Strategy and Products, Idukpaye Iyke and winners of the UBA Remittance AWOOF Promo, before departure to Dubai, at a ceremony in Lagos

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Winners of the UBA Remittance Awoof Promo in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, enjoying a day out as part of their 3-day all expense paid trip sponsored by  United Bank for Africa Plc in appreciation of customers who received MoneyGram and Western Union money transfers through the Bank.

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