Nigeria Awards Consultancy Contract For Major Roads Project

The project involves the construction of 556km of roads in Niger State.

By Sneha A on
15th August 2023

Benij Nigeria has been awarded a consultancy contract to oversee the development 556km of roads in Niger State, Nigeria. 

“We have realised that connectivity between the urban and rural centres is very important,” said State Governor Mohammed Umar Bago at the contract signing ceremony in Abuja on 11 August.

The governor said the new roads would help to attract investors to the region.

Benij Nigeria has been tasked with submitting detailed designs for the project within five weeks.

“The project covers 25 local governments in Niger State. We [will] have about 24 major roads covering 556km throughout the entire state,” said Olatunji Ajaye, lead consultant at the firm, at the signing ceremony.

The Ministry of Works & Infrastructural Development issued a tender on 7 August inviting contractors to bid the construction contracts. The project has been split into 24 lots covering different districts. The work involves the construction and development of roads, drainage systems and solar street lighting.

The biggest lots are for the Minna township road (100km), the Bida township road (50km), the Kontagora township road (50km) and the Suleja township road (50km). 'Special intervention work' will be also carried out on the Rofia-Borgu road (90km) and the Rijau-Kontagora road (90km), while the Kakaki-Minna road will be dualised for a distance of 41km.

The deadline for submitting bids is 29 August.

Photo: Contract signing ceremony (Source: Twitter/X @Chiefpressings)

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