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Wema Bank partners TLG Capital on $10 million sustainable aluminium plant investment

In a landmark deal for climate finance and green energy, Wema Bank Plc. and TLG Capital have announced a joint $10 million investment in Nigeria’s largest sustainable aluminium recycling plant.

This project marks a significant step forward for sustainable development in Africa’s most populous nation.

The project boasts impressive environmental benefits. Over the next five years, the plant is expected to recycle enough aluminium to match the weight of three Eiffel Towers.

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This translates to a massive 95 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions compared to traditional aluminium production methods. The environmental impact is akin to taking 100,000 cars off the road.

Economic Boost and Job Creation

Beyond its environmental merits, the project is expected to create a positive economic impact. The new plant is projected to generate 200 local jobs, providing a much-needed boost to the Nigerian economy.

Pioneering a New Model for African Finance

This collaboration between Wema Bank and TLG Capital signifies a broader shift in African finance. TLG Capital is pioneering a new asset class focused on private credit, partnering with local banks like Wema to offer more flexible financing options.

This approach leverages local expertise while strengthening the financial standing of African banks. The ultimate goal is to drive sustainable growth across the continent by creating a win-win situation for banks, borrowers, and TLG Capital.

Quotes Highlighting Impactful Partnership

Wema Bank Plc. acknowledges the groundbreaking nature of this deal: “This collaboration sets a new benchmark in African banking,” a bank spokesperson remarked. “We are thrilled to partner with TLG Capital on this impactful project that aligns perfectly with our commitment to sustainability and economic empowerment.”

The spokesperson elaborated on the unique role TLG Capital plays: “They have become a surgical partner for intricate transactions that might be challenging for a single Nigerian bank. This is exactly the kind of flexibility we need to offer better financial solutions to our customers.”

Wema Bank expressed optimism for the future: “We look forward to doing much more with TLG Capital as we continue to empower our people and drive economic growth across Nigeria. We hope this project inspires more funds to approach the Nigerian market with similar creativity.”

Samuel Bolaji

Samuel Bolaji holds a Master of Letters in Publishing Studies from the University of Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom, and a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. He is an experienced researcher, multimedia journalist, writer, and Editor. He is currently the Editor of Arbiterz.

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