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Berger Paints Plc appoints new CEO/MD

Peter Folikwe completes tenure as Berger Paints CEO

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Berger Paints Plc appoints new CEO/MD

Modupe Oguntade, Berger Paints Plc’s Chief Finance Officer (CFO), has been appointed as the company’s Acting Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer.

In a notification to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), the company disclosed that Oguntade will be replacing Peter Folikwe, who will be exiting the Board, having completed his four-year tenure as the company’s Managing Director.

In line with Berger Paints successor policy, Oguntade’s appointment will take effect from January 7, 2019.

A brief profile of the Acting MD 

Oguntade joined Berger Paints Nigeria in 2016 as the Head of Finance. She trained with the firm of Coopers & Lybrand, Nigeria and qualified as a Chartered Accountant.

Her experience of more than two decades at management levels took her through quoted companies, multinationals and group of companies – SCOA Nig. Plc, Sooner Pipes Ltd, TY Group, Dangote Group.

Oguntade graduated from the former University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University). She holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife with specialisation in Management.

She is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Nigeria (CITN). Oguntade has also attended several training programs in the course of her career and is a member of the SMP 12 class of the prestigious Lagos Business School.

About Berger Paints

Berger Paints Nigeria Plc commenced operations in Nigeria on January 9, 1959 with registration number RC.1837.  Lewis Berger, a German colour chemist founded the Berger Paints’ dynasty in London, in 1760.

The company operates in 5 business segments, which include -Decorative/Architectural finishes, Industrial Coatings, Marine & Protection coatings, Automotive/Vehicle refinishes, Wood Finishing and Preservers.

Berger Paints closed at N7.85 on Friday’s trading session at the NSE, unchanged from the prior day.

Results for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 show revenue increased from N2.1 billion in 2017 to N2.4 billion in 2018. Profit before tax rose from N167 million in 2017 to N267 million in 2018. Profit after tax also rose from N113 million in 2017 to N181 million in 2018.

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Real Estate

FG to unveil dedicated portal for sale of houses to Nigerians

The Federal Government has announced plans to launch a dedicated web portal for the sale of buildings to Nigerians in the next few weeks.

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The Federal Government has announced plans to launch a dedicated web portal for the sale of buildings to Nigerians in the next few weeks.

The platform is expected to help contributors to the National Housing Fund (NHF) access mortgage loans on a first-come, first-serve basis.

This disclosure was made by the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola while speaking at the ninth meeting of the National Council on Lands, Housing and Urban Development in Jos, Plateau State.

Fashola, who was represented by the Minister of State for Works and Housing, Abubakar Aliyu, pointed out that the ministry is currently at the completion stages of the first phase of the national housing programme in 34 states of the federation, which provided land for it.

He said, “We urge the state governments to alert their residents to this opportunity for interested persons to apply.”

Fashola commended the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) for being at the forefront of the cooperative housing initiative at the federal level, adding that it has the advantage of allowing cooperative members to choose what they design and build to fit their budgets.

They can leverage their members to get group discount for the purchase of building materials as well as the engagement of contractors.

Fashola disclosed that FMBN as the driver of the housing initiative has engaged 86 co-operatives in projects; approved N35, 784 billion cumulatively; disbursed N10.95 billion; and processed as at January, 57 co-operative housing development loans.

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Fashola emphasized that what the Federal Government can do directly in housing is limited compared to what states can do, just as state governments are also limited, compared to what the private sector and individuals can do.

He said, “The majority of houses available for sale or rent belong to individuals and private companies compared to what states or Federal Government has available. Therefore, many of the tenants who owe rent, who face eviction or who seek to rent or buy property are dealing with private citizens or companies and less so with government agencies.’

My recommendation for improving access and affordability to housing in the Covid-19 era is for private companies and individuals to give back some of what they control to citizens in the way the Federal Government has given back to citizens some of what it controls.’’

He explained, “for example in cases where the rent of businesses or individuals are due for renewal, the private landlords can give back, by accepting monthly, quarterly or half-yearly rent instead of one year, two or three years rent in advance.”

Bottom line

Nigeria has been bedevilled by a housing crisis that has left Africa’s most populous nation ill-equipped to properly provide accommodation for its citizens and inhabitants.

Some of the housing problems in the country include unresolved rent tenure arrangements, high cost of building materials, access to infrastructure, deficiency of housing finance arrangements, stringent loan conditions from mortgage banks, time to process legal documents and inadequate government housing policies.

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Covid-19: Nigeria committed to procuring 29 million J&J vaccines

The Nigerian Government is still committed to acquiring 29.59 million doses of Johnson & Johnson covid-19 vaccines through the Afrixem Bank AVAT initiative. 

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The Nigerian Government says it is still committed to acquiring 29.59 million doses of Johnson & Johnson covid-19 vaccines through the Afrixem Bank AVAT initiative.

This was disclosed Mrs Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance at the recent ‘Collaborative Africa Budget Reform Initiative (CABRI) General Assembly webinar.

What the Minister said

“Therefore, the supplementary budget for COVID-19 vaccines will cover the cost of additional vaccines over and above those provided by COVAX, as well as the full cost of operations and logistics for delivering the vaccines around the country.

Already, the sum of N29.1 billion has been released from the Routine Immunization budgetary provision (Service Wide Vote) to the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) as an advance for the operational cost of deployment of the COVID-19 vaccines. The N29.1 billion represents about 52 percent of the amount required over 2021-22,” she said.

She added that FG plans to vaccinate 70 percent of eligible (18 years and above) Nigerians over the 2021 and 2022 fiscal years, with the COVAX agreement willing to cover 43.1 million of the eligible population.

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The World Health Organization (WHO)  announced the approval of China’s Sinopharm vaccine for Covid-19 vaccination. The vaccine is reported to have 79% efficacy against covid.

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