Ogun State Governor Commends Lafarge Africa Plc for its Significant Contributions to Socio-Economic Development

Lagos, Nigeria, January 25, 2024. In a recent courtesy visit by the management team of Lafarge Africa Plc to his office in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, Governor Prince Dapo Abiodun expressed profound appreciation for the substantial positive contributions made by Lafarge Africa Plc to the socio-economic development of Ogun State. Acknowledging the company's longstanding commitment to the local economy, Governor Abiodun emphasized the crucial role of collaboration with the private sector in addressing the challenges of sustainable economic growth and job creation. 

With over 64 years of presence in Ogun State, Lafarge Africa Plc has played a pivotal role in the state's economic development, exemplifying a commitment to sustainable growth and community empowerment. The company's extensive operations and investments have significantly contributed to job creation and overall economic prosperity. 

Governor Abiodun also commended Lafarge for its impact on industrial activities, providing valuable employment opportunities for residents and fostering skills development. Lafarge's Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, including investments in education, healthcare, and community infrastructure, underscore its dedication to enhancing the quality of life for Ogun State residents.

The Governor noted that the collaboration between Lafarge and the Government of Ogun State enhanced the resilience of the state during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lafarge demonstrated a strong commitment to the well-being of Ogun State residents through the provision of equipped clinics for COVID-19 patients, medical supplies etc.

In response, Mr. Lolu Alade-Akinyemi, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Lafarge, highlighted the company's proud 64-year history of contributing to the economic growth of the Ewekoro axis. The Lafarge CEO said, “Lafarge is part of the Holcim Group, one of the world’s leading building materials giants. A commitment to the sustainable development of every community and every country in which we operate is fundamental, non-negotiable principle in our business.” 

According to Mr. Alade-Akinyemi, the company’s commitment to sustainable development is nested in four pillars- circular economy, climate and energy, and people. Lafarge’s CSR interventions and commitments are carried out under the fourth pillar, “people”.

Governor Abiodun assured the company of continued collaboration for the mutual benefit of all stakeholders, noting that his government was committed to attracting other multinational companies to the state. The meeting concluded with a reaffirmation of Lafarge's commitment to contributing to the region's ongoing development.


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 Exchange Group, 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 on 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 web site at www.lafarge.com.ng

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 & Products. More information is available on www.holcim.com



Ginikanwa Frank-Durugbor

Head, Corporate Communications