• Tuesday, March 05, 2024
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Lafarge, Ogun partner to advance renewable energy, waste management

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Ogun State government has made a commitment to partner Lafarge Africa plc in setting up a working committee to develop solutions for waste management, while also establishing a transparent and sustainable legacy on renewable energy.

The planned forest restoration scheme by the two parties is aimed at putting environmental concerns in the front burner and making investment environment in the Gateway State more conducive.

Speaking during a courtesy visit by representatives of Lafarge to the governor’s office, Peter Hoddinott, new group managing director/CEO, Lafarge Africa plc, expressed willingness by the company to offer global expertise in developing solutions for managing wastes in Ogun State, while pledging commitment to being a good corporate citizen and to developing the circular economy.

”Making Ogun State the first port of call on my second official day in this new office is testament to our commitment to the state,” Hoddinott said.

Also speaking during the visit, Pierre Delcroix, head geocycle at LafargeHolcim, said the focus of the planned scheme was to develop a consistent strategy to reclaim vegetation lost to deforestation and reduce emissions of methane gas from refuse dumps, which, according to him, were 28 times more deadly than CO2 emissions.

Ibikunle Amosun, governor, Ogun State, while conducting the Lafarge Africa team around the dumpsites in the state capital, said any partnership that would bring development and improvement to the people was always a key point of interest to the government.

He expressed his excitement at the possibilities and the potential benefits from the intended partnership, while promising to expeditiously put in place a dedicated team that will work with Lafarge Africa to see the project come to fruition, with the attendant transparency for which the state was known.