The oil agency made the announcement in a disclosure made accessible to the Nigerian Stock Exchange after finalising dialogue on the property with the Asset Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON).
The disclosure was signed by the corporate’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Adetunji Oyebanji. Mr Oyebanji mentioned the acquisition is, nonetheless, topic to the phrases and situations of agreed between the events.
According to the assertion, the lodge asset would drive the expansion of the corporate’s income towards the gasoline margins, which it mentioned had remained stagnant available in the market for a number of years.
“Fuel margins in the industry have remained stagnant for several years in the highly competitive and regulated industry,” the disclosure mentioned. “We anticipate that this asset will contribute positively to earnings and underlines the faith of its stakeholders in the future of the Nigerian economy.”
Last yr, particulars emerged that the 358-room InterContinental Hotel could be defragged, following the collapse of talks between the United Kingdom-based property proprietor and its native companions over phrases of rescuing the portfolio from receivership.
The firm has been enmeshed in troubles for a number of quarters as a result of collapsing debt compensation talks and varied operational challenges. A Lagos High Court had earlier ordered the defunct Skye Bank Plc, one of many lenders to the N30 billion InterContinental Hotel, to take over the property from its proprietor, Milan Group, over money owed of $29.eight million and N3.eight billion.
InterContinental Hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos, the primary property of the U.Ok-based Milan Group, was commissioned for enterprise in September 2013 by Babatunde Fashola, a former Lagos state governor.
On Monday, 11 Plc mentioned the acquisition of Lagos Continental Hotel is according to its diversification plans, including that it already “owns several prime properties in its real estate portfolio rented to blue-chip tenants.”
“However,” it mentioned, “in the short term, cash flow and earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation could be under strain as a result of funds needed to renovate and upgrade the hotel to attract a 5-star branding.”
To allay the fears of workers of the lodge over attainable mass retrenchment, the corporate assured the staff of the lodge that they might be handled with the utmost dignity and respect in the course of the transition and sought their cooperation to make the takeover a clean one.
As a part of its branding coverage for the brand new asset, the corporate mentioned it might companion worldwide model to supply the luxurious condo service, in addition to increase the usual of Lagos Continental Hotel from its present situation with vital funding that may rework the lodge right into a prime model within the lodge service market.