Lasaco Assurance holds 42nd AGM, records N13.3b premium income for 2021

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WorldStage Newsonline– Lasaco Assurance plc has assured customers and shareholders of more improved performances in the year 2022 as it recorded a gross premium income of N13.3 billion in  the year 2021, representing a 21 per cent increase over the N10.93 billion generated in 2020.

Mrs Teju Philips, Chairman, Lasaco Assurance Plc said at 42nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the company on Thursday in Lagos that the company delivered a considerable performance in the year under review when compared to 2020.

She said: “the company achieved a gross premium income of N13.3 billion in 2021 representing a 21 per cent increase over the N10.93 billion generated in 2020.

“In the same vein, our net underwriting income grew by 15 per cent from N8.05 billion to N9.26 billion.”

The chairman added that the company’s profit before tax declined from N696 million to N281million, signifying a 59 per cent drop while profit after tax declined by 62 per cent from N679 million to N261million .

She said that the total assets of the organisation grew from N20.53 billion to N23.96 billion, a 17 per cent increase while the shareholders fund increased sharply by 45 per cent from N7.80 billion in 2020 to N11.31 billion in 2021.

Phillips said that Nigeria’s economic recovery was projected to continue, though at a slower pace as the low impact began in 2020 fades.

The chairman however, said Lasaco would uphold and surpass its current performances through the implementation of best practice policies, digital upscaling, process strengthening and customer experience rejuvenation.

“The journey continues to improve our identity and visibility through various modern initiatives and the building of our employee capacity to better position them to do more.

“Our investment diversification strategy is yielding tremendous results and we plan to diversify further in order to gain maximum return,” she said.

Phillips said that there was a change in the Board as the former Managing Director, Mr Segun Balogun, retired from the company after clicking the retirement age of 60 years on May 29, 2021.

She said that Mr Razzaq Abiodun, was appointed in acting capacity on April 20,2021 and the appointment was confirmed by National Insurance Commission on Aug. 27, 2021 as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer.

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