Lafarge, SON lament lull in manufacturing

Lafarge Africa Plc

The managements of Lafarge Africa, cement manufacturing plants at Ewekoro and Sagamu, Ogun State, have cried out against the inadequate supply of gas to power their plants.

The Production Managers, Segun Shoyoye and Hannes Diedericks respectively, who jointly spoke to journalists disclosed that due to the worrisome situation, the two plants had shut down production for the past six weeks.

According to them, the bad situation, which began six months ago forced the plants to produce far below capacity till “we were forced to shut down the Sagamu plant for six weeks.” They spoke when officials from the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON), led by the Acting Director-General (DG), Mr. Paul Angya, paid an inspection visit to the two plants.

The duo lamented that acute shortage of gas and foreign exchange had seriously affected the operations of manufacturers in the country and urged the Federal Government to take urgent steps to address the situation before many industries completely closed down.

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