Lafarge impacts host communities with N260m projects, others
Some of the projects around the company’s Ewekoro Plant include police station at Itori; town hall at Olujobi; and a block of classrooms at Lapeleke. Others are youth empowerment scheme benefitting 119 indigenes and bursary awards to 204 undergraduate students among others, as well as, an elderly care support programme with 128 indigenes as beneficiaries.
Projects around the company’s Sagamu operations include newly constructed and renovated blocks of classrooms in some public schools, boreholes and a health clinic, educational support materials, empowerment tools and donation of 150 dual lockers to public primary schools.
Speaking at the event, the Country CEO, Lafarge Africa Plc, Mr. Michel Puchercos, represented by Logistic Director, Bruno Hounpkati, explained that the company’s investments in community-based CSR is borne out of its sustainability strategy with four main pillars- climate, circular economy, water and nature, as well as people and communities.
“Lafarge Africa’s CSR investments are strategic and needs-based. Our commitment to development of our local communities is unwavering because we recognise host communities as strategic partners to our business,” he stressed.
In his address, the commissioner in charge of community development, Gbenga Ademosun, affirmed that the company has continued to reinforce its position as a socially responsible corporate citizen.
He admonished traditional rulers and the host communities to put infrastructure and equipment received from Lafarge to good use, by developing a good maintenance culture.
The Olu of Itori, Oba Abdulfatai Akorede Akamo, prayed for the continued growth of the company, adding that the construction of a modern police station in the Headquarters of Ewekoro Local Council will help to meet the security needs of the host community.