Business File: Lafarge Africa Unveils Watershield Cement

Lafarge Africa Plc., a leading innovative and sustainable building solutions company, has launched a revolutionary and first-of-its-kind water-resistant cement in Nigeria called “Watershield’. Developed with a unique formula, Lafarge Africa Watershield Cement represents a groundbreaking achievement in construction materials, offering unmatched durability and superior water resistance. The product will solve many “water wahala” for home builders and owners, such as ugly damp peeling off paint and discolouring walls and ceilings.
Lafarge Africa Plc, which was incorporated in Nigeria on 24th February 1959, is part of the Holcim Group, the largest cement manufacturer in the world, giving it access to world-beating technology and innovation. In 1887, Lafarge opened the world’s first research laboratory to specialise exclusively on cement. Holcim Group’s Research and Development activities are today mainly carried out at laboratories in the United States of America and France. The Holcim Group holds a total of 3813 patents.
L-R. Mr. Gbenga Onimowo, Commercial Director, Lafarge Africa Plc; Mrs. Folashade Ambrose-Medebem, Lagos State Commissioner for Commerce, Cooperatives, Trade & Investment; Prince Adebode Adefioye, Chairman, Lafarge Africa Plc; Barr. ‘Bimbola Salu-Hundeyin, Secretary to the Lagos State Government and representative of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Mr. Lolu Alade-Akinyemi, GMD/CEO, Lafarge Africa Plc; Mrs. Adenike Ogunlesi, Independent Non-Executive Director, Lafarge Africa Plc and Mr. Emmanuel Ilaboya, Head, New Product & Innovation, Lafarge Africa Plc at the official launch of Lafarge Africa’s Watershield Cement, Nigeria’s first waterproof cement at Civic Centre, Victoria Island Lagos on Wednesday, April 24, 2024.
L-R. Mrs. Adenike Ogunlesi, Independent Non-Executive Director, Lafarge Africa Plc; Mr. Lolu Alade-Akinyemi, GMD/CEO, Lafarge Africa Plc; Barr. ‘Bimbola Salu-Hundeyin, Secretary to the Lagos State Government and representative of His Excellency, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Governor of Lagos State; Prince Adebode Adefioye, Chairman, Lafarge Africa Plc., and Mrs. Folashade Ambrose-Medebem, Lagos State Commissioner for Commerce, Cooperatives, Trade & Investment at the official launch of Lafarge Africa’s Watershield Cement, Nigeria’s first waterproof cement, at Civic Centre, Victoria Island Lagos on Wednesday, April 24, 2024.
L-R. Mr. Gbenga Onimowo, Commercial Director, Lafarge Africa Plc; Mrs. Folashade Ambrose-Mededem, Lagos State Commissioner for Commerce, Cooperatives, Trade & Investment; Prince Adebode Adefioye, Chairman, Lafarge Africa Plc; Mr. Lolu Alade-Akinyemi, GMD/CEO, Lafarge Africa Plc; Barr. ‘Bimbola Salu-Hundeyin, Secretary to the Lagos State Government and representative of His Excellency, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Governor of Lagos State and Mrs. Adenike Ogunlesi, Independent Non-Executive Director, Lafarge Africa Plc at the official launch of Lafarge Africa’s Watershield Cement, Nigeria’s first waterproof cement at Civic Centre, Victoria Island Lagos on Wednesday, April 24, 2024.
L-R. Mrs. Adenike Ogunlesi, Independent Non-Executive Director, Lafarge Africa Plc; Prince Adebode Adefioye, Chairman, Lafarge Africa Plc; Barr. ‘Bimbola Salu-Hundeyin, Secretary to the State Government and representative of His Excellency, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Governor of Lagos State; Mr. Lolu Alade- Akinyemi, GMD/CEO, Lafarge Africa Plc; and Mrs. Folashade Ambrose-Mededem, Lagos State Commissioner for Commerce, Cooperatives, Trade & Investment at the official launch of Lafarge Africa’s Watershield Cement, Nigeria’s first waterproof cement, at Civic Centre, Victoria Island Lagos on Wednesday, April 24, 2024.
L-R. Mrs Adewunmi Alode, General Counsel and Company Secretary, Lafarge Africa Plc; Prince Adebode Adefioye, Chairman, Lafarge Africa Plc; and Mrs. Adenike Ogunlesi, Independent Non-Executive Director, Lafarge Africa Plc at the official launch of Lafarge Africa’s Watershield Cement, Nigeria’s first waterproof cement, at Civic Centre, Victoria Island Lagos on Wednesday, April 24, 2024.
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L-R. Mr. Lolu Alade- Akinyemi, GMD/CEO, Lafarge Africa Plc; Mrs Adewunmi Alode, General Counsel and Company Secretary, Lafarge Africa Plc; Mr. Gbenga Onimowo, Commercial Director, Lafarge Africa Plc; and Viola Graham-Douglas, Director, Communications, Public Affairs and Sustainable Development, Lafarge Africa Plc at the official launch of Lafarge Africa’s Watershield Cement, Nigeria’s first waterproof cement, at Civic Centre, Victoria Island Lagos on Wednesday, April 24, 2024.

L-R. Mr. Lolu Alade- Akinyemi, GMD/CEO, Lafarge Africa Plc; Barr. ‘Bimbola Salu-Hundeyin, Secretary to the State Government and representative of His Excellency, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Governor of Lagos State; and Mrs. Folashade Ambrose-Mededem, Lagos State Commissioner for Commerce, Cooperatives, Trade & Investment at the official launch of Lafarge Africa’s Watershield Cement, Nigeria’s first waterproof cement, at Civic Centre, Victoria Island Lagos on Wednesday, April 24, 2024.
L-R. Viola Graham-Douglas, Director, Communications, Public Affairs and Sustainable Development, Lafarge Africa Plc; Mrs. Adenike Ogunlesi, Independent Non-Executive Director, Lafarge Africa Plc; Mr. Lolu Alade-Akinyemi, GMD/CEO, Lafarge Africa Plc; Barr. ‘Bimbola Salu-Hundeyin, Secretary to the Lagos State Government and representative of His Excellency, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Governor of Lagos State; Prince Adebode Adefioye, Chairman, Lafarge Africa Plc; Mrs. Folashade Ambrose-Mededem, Lagos State Commissioner for Commerce, Cooperatives, Trade & Investment; Mrs Adewunmi Alode, General Counsel and Company Secretary, Lafarge Africa Plc; and Mr. Gbenga Onimowo, Commercial Director, Lafarge Africa Plc; at the official launch of Lafarge Africa’s Watershield Cement, Nigeria’s first waterproof cement at Civic Centre, Victoria Island Lagos on Wednesday, April 24, 2024.
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