Nigeria: Ashakacem begins N700-million concrete road in Gombe
A subsidiary of Lafarge Africa Plc, and member of LafargeHolcim, Ashaka Cement Plc has flagged-off an eight kilometres concrete road construction in Maiganga, Gombe State.
The Maiganga Concrete Road Construction project is one of such several projects Lafarge Africa Plc has embarked on in the past few months.
Chairman, Board of Directors, Ashaka Cement Plc, Mallam Suleiman Yahyah, who welcomed the Executive Governor of Gombe State, Alhaji (Dr.) Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo and other dignitaries to the ceremony stated that the ground breaking ceremony is an initiative of the company towards contributing to the socio-economic development of Gombe State.
Yahyah noted that the company recognises the need to address the significant social challenges of the state and the surrounding communities and has therefore resolved to continue to supplement government efforts and build a greater Nigeria.
The Chairman revealed that the project was awarded to a local contractor at the cost of N700 million, with all preliminary work concluded to enable the company commence construction immediately with the estimated completion period of 12 months.
Yahyah stated that choice of concrete in the construction of the road is deliberate, to showcase the innovative capability of LafargeHolcim as is being experienced in other parts of the world. He said the project would boost economic, agricultural and social activities in the area.