Ashakacem begins N700m concrete road in Gombe
A subsidiary of Lafarge Africa Plc, and member of LafargeHolcim, Ashaka Cement Plc has flagged-off an eight kilometre 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 event is an initiative of the company towards contributing to the socio-economic development of Gombe State.
Yahyah noted that the company recognizes 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 only, with all preliminary work concluded to enable the company commence construction immediately with the estimated completion period of 12 months.
Yahyah who stated that choice of concrete in the construction of the road is deliberate, to showcase the innovative capability of LafargeHolcim as being experienced in other parts of the world described the anticipated benefits of the road project as enormous, with huge potential to boost economic, agricultural and social activities in the area. The Guardian