October 1st may have come and gone, even though the celebration is still hanging in the air, some reaped the reward of the independence, for the second time running, the Diamond Bank Savingsextra promotion has once again changed the life of another customer of the bank.
This customer’s story is not different from what is happening in the daily livelihood of every Nigerian, but this story will surely rent your heart.
She was sad. Those who sold goods to her had cheated her and she was disappointed in herself. Mrs. Abigail Tyoden, a Jos, Plateau State_based businesswoman, had traveled outside the state to buy wares for her shop. But she returned aggrieved. In the midst of that grieve, however, came a piece of news that gladdened her heart in an exceptional way, making her to forget entirely her sorrow.
In fact, it was while she was complaining to her brother who came to pick her up that she got a surprise call that made whatever money she felt she had lost wilt into insignificance. The caller, a female, congratulated her and told her that she had just won N1m in a surprise 50th Independence anniversary draw.
She said, “I was just returning from my travel. I do buying and selling and I was cheated by those who sold goods to me in the market. I was just complaining to my brother who came to pick me up when my phone rang—it was the first call I received after switching on my phone.
“It was on Thursday, September 30. The woman said she was calling from Diamond Bank in Lagos and she congratulated me and said I had just won N1m in their Nigeria at 50 celebrations rewards. I asked her, ‘what do you mean?’ She repeated herself. I asked again, ‘Is it because I was born in October 1960?’ But she said, madam, ‘I don’t even know your date of birth’ and assured me that it was real.”
As part of the Season 3 of the SavingsXtra rewards, Diamond Bank promised to ensure that 50 of its customers celebrated the country’s 50th Independence anniversary as millionaires. And that promise was fulfilled on September 30 when Tyoden and 49 other lucky people emerged through a draw.The assurance of the caller, however, did not reduce her apprehension and Tyoden had to call her back.