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Abiodun lauds Lafarge for significant contributions to socio-economic development

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Abiodun lauds Lafarge for significant contributions to socio-economic development

Ogun Governor Dapo Abiodun and management of Lafarge Africa Plc companies on the deplorable state of the Abeokuta-Ota-Lagos Expressway

Published By: Kazeem Ugbodaga

By Adejoke Adeleye, Ogun

Governor Dapo Abiodun has commended Lafarge Africa Plc  for the substantial positive contributions to the socio-economic development of Ogun State.

Abiodun, however, emphasized the crucial role of collaboration with the private sector in addressing the challenges of sustainable economic growth and job creation.

The governor 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.

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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 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”.

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.

 

 

 

 

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