It was a beautiful climax last Sunday when fifteen corp members at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation camp in Lagos, won N150,000 in cash prizes, while others received loads of consolation gifts.
Dayo Osborne, Gbenga Benedict, Olamide Ojedele, and Joseph Eweje were some of the winners of the N20,000 cash prize category and were rewarded instantly via transfer from the digital banking app, Vbank.
For 10 days at the Lagos camp, VFD Microfinance bank, owners of 2020 banking app of the year, Vbank, had entertained corp members and officials alike, at their Games Veelage – an arcade set up with interesting games including snooker, jenga, fuss ball, chess, scrabble, snakes & ladders and video games.
While onboarding the graduates on the banking platform, the brand created an avenue for the Batch A stream 2A corp members to relax after their usual daily camp routine. The bank had equally sponsored the inter-platoon games night which took place days before, gifting corp members cash transfers using the app’s Proximity Payment feature. According to Ebere Ahaotu, Product Manager, Vbank, “It is our little way of encouraging young people to keep hope alive. Camp life can be hectic and Vbank is all about ease and convenience so why not brighten up their camp experience, introduce them to a better way to bank, and assist them with some funds to transport them to their places of primary assignment. It’s about paying it forward.”
The corp members have since been posted to different places of assignment within the state while another stream gets ready for camp in July. Vbank is the digital banking platform of VFD Microfinance Bank.