Lafarge Africa’s robust gender initiative excites NGX, IFC

Lafarge Africa has been applauded for emerging as one of the five top-performing companies blurring the gap in gender roles and encouraging equality and diversity within its ranks.

Lafarge Africa’s Country Chief Executive Officer, Mr Khaled El Dokani, disclosed in a statement on Thursday in Lagos.

El Dokani that the applause came from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Nigerian Exchange (NGX) Ltd.

The recognition of Lafarge Africa comes on the heels of the recent IFC Gender Equality study, conducted in partnership with the NGX to assess gender gaps of 30 leading companies listed on NGX.

Lafarge Africa was named among the five top-performing companies at the virtual launch of the Nigeria2Equal (N2E) Peer Learning Platform and Gender Gap Assessment Report on Aug. 6.

Dokani, represented by Communications, Public Affairs & Sustainable Development Director, Mrs Folashade Ambrose-Medebem, spoke on the Business Case for Achieving Gender Parity in Nigeria.

“We are extremely delighted for this recognition. At Lafarge, we are further driven by narrowing the gap which is a particular nuance in the manufacturing sector.


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