Lafarge Africa Plc, Nigeria’s operations of the world’s leading building materials giant, LafargeHolcim (LH) has announced donations to support Nigeria’s capacity to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Lafarge Africa is providing the use of three of its facilities in its host states for use as isolation centers during the pandemic. In addition, the company is donating equipment for facilities, product donations for infrastructural support including generators, ambulances, and critical personal protection equipment (PPE) for professionals at the forefront of the battle against the Coronavirus pandemic. In addition, interventions that support water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) initiatives have been enabled for the host communities. Furthermore, the company’s host community engagements and sensitization programs on COVID-19 have so far directly impacted thousands of people at the grassroots level.
The CEO Lafarge Africa Plc Mr. Khaled El Dokani said: “Our intervention will be used to support healthcare facilities in Lagos and in our host communities. Infrastructure and kits to protect the healthcare personnel and support staff who take care of patients are very important to ensure that our compatriots fighting to help contain COVID-19 do the job professionally and safely. The personal protection equipment we are providing will also play an important role in containing the spread of COVID-19. Our communities have been standing by us over the years in making building materials for the development of Nigeria. We are committed to standing by them and with the Nigerian Government and people in defeating COVID-19.”