LafargeHolcim Group CEO visits Nigeria

Future CEO Eric Olsen of the new merged entity LafargeHolcim smiles during a news conference in Zurich April 9, 2015. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

The Group Chief Executive Officer, LafargeHolcim, Eric Olsen, the world’s largest construction materials company and parent company to Lafarge Africa Plc, will pay a three-day business visit to Nigeria from today (Monday).

He is scheduled to be at some of the company’s key operations in the country during the period of the visit.

Commenting on the visit, the Chief Executive Officer, Lafarge Africa Plc, Michel Puchercos, said, “Nigeria is a promising and important market for our business. Despite the challenging economic condition in the country in 2016, LafargeHolcim is committed to the market, adapting its operations and listening to meet its customers’ needs.”

According to him, Lafarge Africa has continued to make positive contributions to the development of Nigeria through its affordable housing and mass housing solutions, as well as sustained efforts to enhance its power generation capacity.

Michel described Olsen’s visit as demonstration of LafargeHolcim’s dedication to serving a growing market, stating that “demographic growth and urbanisation coupled with investments in residential, commercial real estate, roads and power are driving the growing demand for cement.”

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