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AshakaCem Plc


AshakaCem Plc is a cement manufacturing company focused on providing creative, qualitative solutions to meet the needs stakeholders. The company has been participating in the economic growth and development of Nigeria , the North-East in particular,  for over three decades and operates in the manufacturing, sales and marketing sectors. The company is proud of its commercial expertise, efficiency and technical skills and has achieved good results by conducting our business with unwavering commitment to our customers, employees, shareholders and communities.


AshakaCem Plc was incorporated in August 1974 and commenced production in 1979 as a cement manufacturing and marketing company under the name Ashaka Cement Company Limited. The Company was initiated by the Nigerian Industrial Development Bank Limited and the Government of the then North- Eastern State (now Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe States). Today, AshakaCemPlc is a subsidiary of Lafarge Africa Plc.


AshakaCem has announced plans to add an additional 3MMT capacity over the next three years and has performed a groundbreaking ceremony for its new line. AshakaCem is committed to a strategy of profitable growth and value creation for its customers and other stakeholders by being a preferred supplier of cement in Nigeria, particularly in Northern Nigeria. 

FAQ 1 : Our Brand

Our product, Portland Limestone Cement, is a Nigerian Industry Standard Certified product and is widely used in Northern Nigeria.  Our cement is greyish powder made from a burned mixture of limestone and shale. It is used in many building and civil engineering works in the north.


AshakaCem, as the Star of the North, has consistently manufactured high quality cement for over 30 years, using state of the art technology and in a sustainable manner.

FAQ 2 : Our Customers

Our customers readily testify to our product offerings.  We provide advisories to our customers through frequently held forums on a range of topics that help them to add value to their businesses while patronising our products and solutions.

FAQ 3 : Health and Safety

In line with our policy to make safety our core value, AshakaCem Plc has continued to practice the best Safety culture both at work and at home and is a proud member of the Lafarge Health and Safety prestigious Excellence Club.


AshakaCem Plc is committed to the Health and Safety of its employees and contractors.  Through the Group's extensively developed heath and safety policies, standards and procedure, AshakaCem has manufactured and marketed cement for over five years without any incidents that led to any downtime in our operations and we achieved this through the involvement of all stakeholders in health and safety trainings, awareness briefings as well as compliance to policies, standards and advisories.

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