Lafarge Africa Celebrates Top Performing Customers at Annual Customers Awards

Lagos, Nigeria, Tuesday, August 22, 2023. Lafarge Africa Plc, a member of Holcim and a leading innovative and sustainable building solutions company, celebrated its trade partners nationwide in appreciation of their effective distribution of its building solutions and products across the country and thereby contributing to the overall growth of its business in 2022.

The grand ceremony, which was held at the Lagos Continental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, had in attendance over 100 customers, staff and distinguished guests.

The Group Managing Director/CEO, Lafarge Africa Plc, Mr. Lolu Alade-Akinyemi, in his speech expressed the company’s appreciation to their customers for helping to sustain the availability of Lafarge’s products all over the country, and for their remarkable contribution to the company’s success in the past year.

“At Lafarge Africa, our relationship with our trade partners and distributors is crucial in providing value-added products and solutions for the housing and infrastructure sectors of the economy. Tonight, we are here to celebrate your significant role in the growth and success of Lafarge Africa. We cannot overemphasize the impact of your contributions to Lafarge Africa’s performance. We are partners in progress. I personally thank you and express our excitement for an even more impactful 2023.”

According to Alade-Akinyemi, “Actualizing Lafarge Africa’s vision has led us to an increased focus on customer transformation through value adding experiences and partnerships.” 

He further stated: “In alignment with our corporate vision of accelerating green growth, we are committed to reducing our carbon footprints at scale, taking actions across the building life cycle through investments and innovation in more sustainable solutions within our manufacturing process. With the production of eco-friendly products, we are accelerating the transition to more sustainable building materials for greener construction.”

In his welcome address, the Commercial Director, Lafarge Africa Plc., Mr. Gbenga Onimowo, thanked the customers for delivering the quality Lafarge Africa demands of its partners.

“I want you to know that as cherished customers, you are the heartbeat of our supply chain. Your dedication ensures that builders and businesses throughout Nigeria can confidently access our quality products when they need them. Tonight, we gather not only to celebrate, but to extend our heartfelt gratitude for your unwavering support that’s been pivotal in our ongoing journey of growth.”

Onimowo attributed the success story of the leading building solutions company to the critical role the trade partners and distributors play in the company’s supply chain and particularly proud of the synergy that exists between them and the business.

“Our efforts, when combined, yield tangible results for all. We’re not just working together; we’re building relationships that last. These relationships are founded on sustainability, innovation and mutual value creation. You’re not just our partners, you’re our extended family, and we’re here to support and celebrate each other’s successes.”

Reflecting on the remarkable steps the company has taken with the trade partners, he noted that timely deliveries are essential, so the company has made its trucks and fleets available to ensure that the customers’ projects continue without a hitch. According to him, the company has also revamped its ClickIT App based on their feedback. “It’s all about making your experience smoother and more efficient. We understand the importance of technology in making things easier for you. We’ve given out significant temporary overdraft (TOD) incentives in 2022 up to N70bn, showing our commitment to a strong partnership,” he added.

According to the Commercial Director, “this year’s theme: ‘Accelerate for Growth’ captures Lafarge Africa’s commitment to surpassing our achievements. He said: ‘It’s a challenge not just for us, but for all of us – our esteemed customers and dedicated employees alike – to kick things into high gear as we approach the latter half of the year, aiming to end it on a strong note.”

At the end of the gala event, several dealers went home with numerous prizes which were given out based on performance. The star prize for the National Volume Champion was presented to Prince Sunny Nwodo of Global Snco West Africa Ltd, HRH Igwe Cosmos Umeh of C.C Umeh & Sons received the 2nd National Runners-Up, while Elder Obong Ubot of Ubotex Nig. Ltd emerged as the 3rd National Runners-Up.

Also, Al-Amir Enterprises, Maseliz Enterprises, Vicross Enterprises and U. Mekason Trading Stores received the Regional Volume Champion for North, Lagos, West and East respectively. 

Other non-volume related awards such as Brand Loyalty, Model Infrastructure, Lead Innovator amongst others were also presented. In addition to trade customers, the company’s key account customers and Ready-mixed customers were also rewarded for volume recognition and value adding in this category. 

Responding on behalf of the awardees, the star winner, Prince Sunny Nwodo of Global Snco (WA) Ltd, expressed his gratitude to the management of Lafarge Africa for recognizing the contributions of the dealers to their business, noting that hard work and having a strong business network made it possible for him to be the number one customer of Lafarge Africa pan Nigeria for the fourth time in a row and to achieve the impressive sales target for the year. He assured that the trade partners would continue to support the company to help it achieve its business goals in the country.



About Lafarge Africa Plc

Lafarge Africa Plc, a leading Sub-Saharan Africa building solutions company is a member of Holcim Limited, a world leader in building solutions accelerating our world’s green transformation. Listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange, Lafarge Africa is actively participating in the urbanization and economic growth of Nigeria, the largest economy in Africa.       

Lafarge Africa has the widest footprint in Nigeria with cement operations in the South West (Ewekoro and Sagamu in Ogun State), North East (Ashaka, in Gombe State), South East (Mfamosing, Cross Rivers State) with Ready-Mix operations in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt. Lafarge Africa has a current installed cement production capacity of 10.5Mtpa.

Lafarge Africa leverages its innovative expertise to provide value-added products and services solutions in the building and construction industry in Nigeria. Additional information is available on the website at

About Holcim

Holcim builds progress for people and the planet. As a global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions, Holcim is enabling greener cities, smarter infrastructure and improving living standards around the world. With sustainability at the core of its strategy Holcim is becoming a net zero company, with its people and communities at the heart of its success. The company is driving the circular economy as a world leader in recycling to build more with less. Holcim is the company behind some of the world’s most trusted brands in the building sector including ACC, Aggregate Industries, Ambuja Cement, Disensa, Firestone Building Products, Geocycle, Holcim and Lafarge. Holcim is 70,000 people around the world who are passionate about building progress for people and the planet through four business segments: Cement, Ready-Mix Concrete, Aggregates, and Solutions and products.

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Ginikanwa Frank-Durugbor

Head, Corporate Communications