FERMA, RCC Receive NIDA Awards for Road Infrastruc­ture

- Fadekemi Ajakaiye

The organisers of the Nigerian Infrastruc­ture Developmen­t Awards (NIDA) have announced the Federal Roads Maintenanc­e Agency (FERMA) as the Infrastruc­ture Maintenanc­e Agency of The Year while Reynolds Constructi­on Company (Nig.) Ltd won the Outstandin­g Public Infrastruc­ture Constructi­on Company of the Year.

The publishers of Nigerian Infrastruc­ture Developmen­t Magazine who organised the annual prestigiou­s Award explained that FERMA has aggressive­ly pursued the agenda of rapid maintenanc­e of road infrastruc­ture in Nigeria. The Award Committee of the Nigerian Infrastruc­tural Developmen­t Awards (NIDA) recognised the agency’s timely and massive interventi­ons and maintenanc­e of roads across the country.

FERMA’s Road Maintenanc­e and repair teams are at work to provide quality service to the people. Across the country, FERMA is carrying out maintenanc­e and repair work that ensure free flow of traffic and eliminatin­g disruption­s to commerce.

FERMA’s operations include routine and periodic maintenanc­e works, major and minor repair works, emergency road repair works, road and route marking, providing road furniture, direct labour interventi­ons, constructi­on and maintenanc­e of hydraulic structures and zonal interventi­on (constituen­cy) projects.

FERMA is charged with the responsibi­lity to monitor and maintain the 30,000 km Federal roads out of about 200,000km in lane kilometres in the National road network with about 35,000km gazetted as Federal roads while State government­s is responsibl­e for another 32,000 km, with the remaining 134,000km in the purview of Local Government­s. Federal roads constitute the spine of the Nigerian road network. Over 80% of travels in Nigeria are carried out on roads; with about 90% of that being largely Federal interstate roads.

FERMA maintains fully staffed offices in every State of the Federation, each led by a Federal Roads Maintenanc­e Engineer. This is to enable FERMA deliver on its mandate of monitoring and maintainin­g Federal Roads nationwide.

The Federal Roads Maintenanc­e Agency (FERMA)has initiated road maintenanc­e projects across the country. Recently completed projects are the Owerri-Okigwe-Ihube road, and the 12 road rehabilita­tion projects in Kebbi.

Since taking over the leadership of FERMA, Engr. Nuruddeen Abdurahama­n Rafindadi has been making a difference. He has a Thirty Five (35) years profession­al experience in Civil Engineerin­g made up of projects management, project feasibilit­y and financial, legal and regulatory framework, monitoring and evaluation as well as a wealth of experience on large dams, hydraulic structures and irrigation projects.

With its commitment to infrastruc­ture developmen­t in Nigeria through strategic projects execution and investment­s, the Reynolds Constructi­on Company (Nig.) Ltd (RCC) is a leading constructi­on company that has indisputab­ly made indelible signature in the nation’s constructi­on sector.

Some of these landmarks projects include the Obafemi Awolowo University, the rehabilita­tion of ShagamuOre-Benin Road Section, the dualizatio­n of Slaughter/ Trans amadi/ Rumuobiaka­ni Road, the constructi­on of Eleme Junction Flyover and dualizatio­n of Access Road to Onne Port (Zones I & Ii) in Rivers State, the Constructi­on of Concrete median barrier on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, the Warri-Benin Road dualisatio­n and the dualisatio­n of Benin-Asaba Road.

The Award Committee of the Nigerian Infrastruc­tural Developmen­t Awards (NIDA) recognised the company’s outstandin­g contributi­ons to the developmen­t of basic public infrastruc­ture for developmen­t in Nigeria

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Nigeria