Oguntade: Haldane McCall Listing on NGX Will Help Govt Bridge Housing Deficit

The Chairman, Haldane McCall, George Oguntade, SAN, in this interview with Kayode Tokede said the planned listing of McCall on Nigerian Exchange Limited will supporting government in bridging housing deficit in Nigeria. He also spoke on challenges facing the real estate and hospitality sectors in Nigeria.

Congratulations on the successful Board Meeting. Can you give us a background to how you became the Chairman of Haldane McCall Plc?

I have been a lawyer for over 35 years. Haldane McCall is a company that is going public very soon. My father, Honourable Justice Oguntade, who was a retired justice at the Supreme Court and former Nigeria high commissioner to the UK nominated me to be his representative as the chairman of Haldane McCall due to his old age and perhaps the inability to move around. Those are the circumstances I have been able to chair the company.  

Haldane McCall is believed to have a trajectory of achievements over the years. Can you kindly give an? insight?

The company, before I assumed duty  as the chairman has had some success stories. It was incorporated in 2020 as a private company and it became a public company a year later. I have come at a very important moment when the company is looking to get quoted on the Nigeria Exchange Limited (NGX). The intention is to make a success in the listing.  We wanted to attract as many Nigerians to invest in our company and ensure they derive long-term value by associating with us. I have been here for four months and we are making progress. 

What are those attributes that distinguish Haldane McCall from its peers? 

Haldane McCall is essentially operating in two sectors- hospitality through Sure Express Hotels and real estate through Suru Homes. Haldane McCall as i said earlier, is planning for listing on NGX. Given the experience of the board of directors and the fact that we understand what is needed to be done as far as a major real estate development company in Nigeria, we shall generate value that sets us apart from our peers  in Nigeria. Everyone in the company is committed to ensuring we take that pride of position in Nigeria. 

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