- Lafarge Africa Expends N168m on Community Projects in Ogun
The Country’s Chief Executive Officer, Lafarge Africa, Michel Puchercos, has disclosed that the firm had spent N168 million on various community projects, cutting across education, health care delivery, economic empowerment, agricultural production and elderly care support programmes in Ogun State .
Puchercos stated this at the 2018 Lafarge Community Day held for its host communities on Sunday in Ewekoro Local Governemnt Area of the state , adding that the gesture was part of the efforts to give back to the communities where its cement manufacturing plants were located .
He also said that the cement firm had distributed N100,000 bursary award each to 187 undergraduates of various tertiary institutions and empowered 114 adults with funds and trade equipment.
The Chief Executive of the multinational also said the cement firm had empowered 103 farmers with farm tools and high- yielding seeds and seedlings and offered funds , foodstuffs, drugs, sanitary kits, among others, to 155 elders, all drawn from about 15 communities in Ewekoro LGA.
He said, “For the Ewekoro Community in Ogun State, projects launched at the Community Day include a block of five classrooms to the Local Government Nursery and Primary School, Jagunna, Itori and a renovated block of four classrooms, head teacher and assistant head teacher’s offices with toilets for both teachers and pupils at First Africa Mission School, Lapeleke.
“For health and wellbeing, projects launched include Laboratory equipment at the Health Centre built by Lafarge Africa for Egbado Ajegunle, construction of 14 -bedded health centres located at three communities in Ewekoro local government area of Ogun state and installation of a substation and electrification of Oke Oko Egbado community.”