Hjh Sabariah Hj Mohd Yusof was overcome with emotions when she was named the winner for the BIBD Aspirasi 2 Rewards Campaign, bringing home the grand prize of $250,000.

The final round saw Hjh Sabariah standing fifth in line with five other participants at Indera Samudra Grand Hall of The Empire Brunei.

Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister of Finance and Economy and Chairman of BIBD YB Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Amin Liew Abdullah handing over the grand prize to Hajah Sabariah Haji Mohd Yusof during the BIBD Aspirasi 2 Grand Prize Presentation Ceremony held at The Empire Brunei. Image: Fazizul Haqimie

Her face lit up the moment her name and account numbers appeared on the screen as one of the quarterly winners.

“Alhamdullilah, this was really unexpected but I am grateful for this rezeki,” she said.

In an interview with The Bruneian, the medical professional had opened up a Certificate of Deposit account with BIBD Aspirasi 2 to build up her savings for her children’s future which entitled her to the campaign.

Hajah Sabariah Haji Mohd Yusof hugs her daughter upon winning the $250,000 grand prize during the BIBD Aspirasi 2 Grand Prize Presentation Ceremony held at The Empire Brunei. Image: Fazizul Haqimie

The 39-year-old further expressed her gratitude for having taken part in the campaign and is looking forward to spending the prize with her family as well as to donate a portion of her winnings to the less fortunate.

She also expressed appreciation to the bank noting that BIBD Aspirasi 2 has helped encourage her to save and is also looking to increase her savings with the product.

Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister of Finance and Economy and Chairman of BIBD YBDato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Amin Liew Abdullah pose for a group photo with all of the winners during the BIBD Aspirasi 2 Grand Prize Presentation Ceremony held at The Empire Brunei. Image: Fazizul Haqimie

The event also saw five quarterly winners walking away with $10,000 and 35 other monthly winners taking home B$1,000 each.

Moreover, the Aspirasi 2 Rewards Programme has awarded a total of 441 winners from all walks of life with cash prizes as part of the monthly, quarterly and grand draws.

BIBD’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Mubashar Khokhar said that when they started this journey two years ago, they wanted to instill a savings culture among their customers by providing them with a convenient means of saving consistently.

Hajah Sabariah Haji Mohd Yusof (C) reacts as she won the $250,000 grand prize during the BIBD Aspirasi 2 Grand Prize Presentation Ceremony held at The Empire Brunei. Image: Fazizul Haqimie
One of the quarterly winners of the BIBD Aspirasi 2 being handed his prize by the Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister of Finance and Economy and Chairman of BIBD YB Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Amin Liew Abdullah (L) during the BIBD Aspirasi 2 Grand Prize Presentation Ceremony held at The Empire Brunei. Image: Fazizul Haqimie

“Alhamdulillah, the overwhelmingly positive response to this campaign indicates that subscribers of this programme understand that savings can be financially rewarding. The number of Aspirasi subscribers has doubled since last year, and we hope this trend will continue into the next cycle of Aspirasi,” he said.

The prizes of BIBD’s Aspirasi 2 Rewards Campaign were handed over by the Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister of Finance and Economy who is also the Chairman of BIBD’s Board of Directors Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Mohd Amin Liew Abdullah.

One of the quarterly winners of the BIBD Aspirasi 2 being handed his prize by the Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister of Finance and Economy and Chairman of BIBD YB Dato Seri Setia Dr. Haji Mohd Amin Liew Abdullah (L) during the BIBD Aspirasi 2 Grand Prize Presentation Ceremony held at The Empire Brunei. Image: Fazizul Haqimie

The Bruneian | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

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