In Gombe, Lafarge Africa distributes N500m palliatives to host communities

As part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) and a humanitarian response to COVID-19 pandemic, Lafarge Africa has deployed N500m intervention fund to provide medical infrastructure, food and essential medications to its host communities.

Non-Executive Director of the company,  Mrs. Elenda Giwa-Amu, disclosed in a press release issued to newsmen by the Director, Communications, Public Affairs and Sustainable Development, Folashade Ambrose-Medebem in Gombe on Sunday.

Mrs Giwa, who said the interventions were in phases, also revealed that, “during the first phase of the intervention launched on the 6th of April 2020, the company converted two of its facilities in Sagamu and Ashaka to be used as isolation centres.”

“Our operations are built on the key pillars of sustainability and health and safety. We are therefore mobilizing resources at our disposal at this time to offer succour to Nigerians just as we are collaborating with government agencies at all levels to build enduring structures to end the pandemic.”

She said as a corporate citizen that has manufactured cement and supplied innovative building materials for over 60 years in Nigeria, the company is supporting the efforts of the federal, state and local governments to fight COVID-19 in Nigeria.

Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state had recently commended Ashaka Cement, a subsidiary of Lafarge Africa, for donating a fully equipped isolation facility and other items to complement the state government’s effort in containing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.

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