The winners – Breezy Jumbo, Akinyere Uko, Timothy China, Ajayi Olabambo and Abanbola Olaniposi, were announced on Wednesday in Lagos.
The Group Head, Corporate Development, Mr. Shina Atilola, said that the bank had through Facebook, requested from members of the public to write on the topic, “One thousand things I can do for my country”, and post answers through the social network.
He noted that participants in the exercise sent comments on what they could do as individuals to improve the image and perception of the country both locally and internationally.
Some of the answers posted on Facebook by participants were: ‘I will stay out of crime’; ‘I will not be involved in bribery and corruption’; ‘I will abide by rule of law’; ‘I will not be involved in examination malpractices’, among others.
“After the comments were sent, they were put to vote on Facebook. Thereafter, comments with highest number of ‘likes’ got BlackBerry phones and Samsung phones while the first 100 entries got free movie ticket at Silverbird Galleria,” he said.
He said the Facebook campaign was ongoing and would be conducted in series, adding that the bank had decided to expand its campaigns from products and services to include issues that were germane and dear to lives of the citizenry.
Sterling Bank had in recent months been rewarding its loyal customers through its ongoing Savers’ Promo.