February 4, 2023

Firm constructs whole road for free in Nigeria’s Jos

A man pushes a cart on a road constructed by DAPMAT Ltd for free in Jos

JOS – 28 February 2022: Few years after starting operation in Nigeria’s Plateau State, Dapmat Drilling and Engineering Services Ltd, a subsidiary of Onyx Panache Multilinks Ltd has rehabilitated a road in Jos, the capital of the State.

The road extension at Gura-topp – a suburb in the south of the city measures 746metre according to Nanjwan Gunat, the company’s supervising Engineer.

The road was graded and partly asphalted, eliminating muddy gutters and bumps that previously hampered vehicular movement, The Light Bearer observed.

Talks are ongoing between the company and the Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute (NIBRRI) to lay asphalt on the entire road according to the company’s Chief Executive – Engr. Femi Akinpelu.

The project was part of the company’s corporate social responsibility, said Akinpelu to The Light Bearer.

The company recently constructed boreholes in Gura-topp and Fwagul — a southwestern suburb in the southwest of the city as corporate social responsibility.

It also facilitated the establishment of a national identity registration center for residents in Fwagul. The latest donations were in view of hardships faced by residents of the benefitting communities, Akinpelu said.

The company recently executed some of Nigeria’s best rated projects for the federal government in Plateau State.

The projects include the construction /rehabilitation and asphalting of 250mtr road at Gura Topp, Jos South L.G.A and construction/rehabilitation of 900mtr road at Agomali suburb in the Anguwan Doki area of  Jos South L.G.A.

Others are construction / rehabilitation of 600mtr road leading to NBRRI centre at Bot village in Bokkos L.G.A and construction of 1100m road leading to NBRRI centre Kopiyal as well as perimeter fencing and rehabilitation of NBRRI centre at Kopiyal in Bokkos.

The projects were all contracted by NIBRRI, Nigeria’s civil engineering research and regulatory agency.

Director General of NIBRRI, Prof. Samson Duna at the commissioning of the NIBRRI center in Kopyal last Saturday announced the re-award of a fence extension to the company – apparently confirming the quality of its services.

The firm started off as a borehole drilling company in 2004 but became registered in 2006. It currently employs over 20 staff and has expanded to water processing and packaging.