Afriland Properties Plc has restated its dedication to bridging the nation’s housing deficit as its shareholders endorsed a complete dividend of N137.39 million for the monetary yr ended Dec. 31, 2021.
The shareholders gave the approval on the firm’s ninth Annual Normal Assembly (AGM) in Lagos lately. 🎉
The dividend interprets to 10k per extraordinary shares when in comparison with 5k per share (N68.69 million) paid by the corporate within the comparative interval of 2020.
Chairman of Afriland Properties, Mr. Emmanuel Nnorom, assured the shareholders that the corporate would stay dedicated to delivering enhanced return on their investments.
Nnorom stated the corporate commenced and accomplished 22 tasks in the course of the interval underneath overview.
“Thirty one different tasks are at varied levels of completion throughout completely different areas within the nation. The corporate’s income rose by eight per cent to N1.99 billion in contrast with N1.85 billion achieved within the previous yr.
“Revenue earlier than tax stood at N1.60 billion from N1.01 billion in 2020, indicating a rise of 58 per cent. Regardless of the difficult enterprise setting, the corporate recorded robust working efficiency in income and revenue,” he stated.
The corporate’s Managing Director,Mrs Uzoamaka Oshogwe, stated the corporate had been positioned to reap the benefits of authorities’s coverage course to reinforce its market share.
She stated the corporate would proceed to embrace alternatives within the business to fill the housing hole.
Oshogwe stated the corporate remained dedicated to the availability of inexpensive houses to Nigerians and would work with the federal government to attain it.
She acknowledged that the corporate was positioned to reap the benefits of authorities’s coverage course and optimise future rental revenue from proprietary properties to maximise shareholders wealth.
“We’ll proceed to discover the potential of partnering respected organisations and authorities to optimise our property portfolio to ship superior worth to shareholders.
“State and federal governments
personal land, they need to give us among the land in order that we will construct, taking away the price of land from the overall value of growth.
“We’re already bringing down the price of really shopping for these properties from the decrease cadre and we hope that the federal government is listening and a few states are already doing that.We have to have entry to low-cost funding as a result of actual property is a capital intensive undertaking,” she stated.
The Founder, Unbiased Shareholders Affiliation, Mr Sunny Nwosu, lauded the corporate for improved efficiency regardless of the difficult working setting.
Nwosu urged the corporate to embrace methods that may assist in assembly the housing hole, particularly for the middle-class.
Additionally talking, the Nationwide Coordinator, Pragmatic Shareholders Affiliation,Mrs Bisi Bakare, recommended the corporate for its robust efficiency in income regardless of the inclement enterprise setting.
Bakare enjoined the corporate to make use of modalities that may guarantee enhanced returns within the years forward.