Lafarge Africa has concluded the training of 42 geologists at its Ewekoro plant and quarry in Ogun State.
The training commenced in October 2017, to avail stakeholders within areas of Lafarge’s operations, the opportunity to benefit from its wealth of experience and expertise.
According to Folashade Ambrose-Medebem, Communications, Public Affairs & Sustainable Development Director, Lafarge Africa Plc, “We are committed to the promotion of local content and the development of local capacity. What’s more, our commitment to capacity development aligns with the People, Communities and Climate pillars of our 2030 Sustainability Plan and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.”
Training geologists is one of several ways stakeholders within Lafarge’s areas of operations benefit from its presence. And the result of its long-standing relationship and partnership with Ogun State Government.
Other major CSR projects the cement maker has embarked on to build capacity in host communities include the Cement Professional Technicians Programme (CPTP)—a three-year development programme for young science oriented school leavers selected from our host communities across the federation—and the Technical Apprenticeship Programme. Such initiatives are meant to mitigate the dearth of skilled technicians and professionals in the country’s construction sector.
The training was facilitated by members of Lafarge Africa’s technical staff—evidence of the quality and wealth of experience within the company. During the training, the geologists gained theoretical and practical insights from Lafarge Africa’s Training Centre in and quarry in Ewekoro.
Bimbo Ashiru, the Ogun State Commissioner for Commerce, awarded certificates of attendance at an event on October 25th in Abeokuta.