Lafargeholcim Targets 25 Million Affordable Houses in Nigeria

By Mulikatu Mukaila

Lafarge Africa Plc says its parent company, LafargeHolcim, is targeting to make 25 million people beneficiaries of its affordable homeownership scheme globally by 2020, with Nigeria representing a significant figure.

The firm said it inaugurated its affordable housing scheme, known as Lafarge Easy Home, three years ago and so far, 30,000 people had been impacted.

According to Lafarge Africa's Affordable Housing Manager, Mr. Aurelien Boyer, the scheme is open to everyone who wishes to build a house, adding that "there are no conditions, beneficiaries are, however, expected to use Lafarge cement and blocks, because we are confident in their suitability."