Ansar Ahmed Ullah :Amjad Suleman, of Bengali origin, Director of Quickfix announced an initial £9.4million road repair contract has been secured to work in Edo State of Nigeria.
The UK based Quickfix holdings has signed a £9.4m contract with the Edo State Government to carry out pothole repairs for the next 5 years using its technologically-advanced, Instant Road Repair, the world’s leading highway repair product.
Instant Road Repair, currently used in over 40 countries worldwide, is uniquely capable of application all year round and in all weather, making it ideal for the Nigerian climate. The cold-lay product provides a once-only permanent repair in minutes which can be driven-over immediately with minimal impact upon traffic flows.
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The company will repair throughout the 18,000 square kilometre State. Initially, repairs will be carried out using ready-mixed product exported from the UK until a factory is opened in Edo State for local manufacture. The company has a policy of only employing and training 100% local people and recruitment will start soon for administrative, repair and production crews.
In concluding contract negotiations, Managing Director of Quikfix Nigeria, Nyema James, said “The State Governor, HE Godwin Obaseki, recognises how critical it is to maintain an efficient and safe road network, to create jobs for the people of Edo State and to deliver an economical, permanent solution to a major problem. We are delighted to be able to support the Governor in his efforts to improve road conditions, lessen the number and severity of accidents, reduce congestion and provide skilled employment”.
Quikfix Holdings Limited is a British company active in highway construction, maintenance and management using technologically-advanced products and services.