Top 20 Construction Companies in Nigeria You Should Know

There are a lot of magnificent infrastructural developments across the states of Nigeria, all thanks to the services of various construction companies in the country. When it comes to the improvement in infrastructures, Nigeria keeps developing every year and we have been able to achieve this together as a country largely due to the efforts of the numerous construction companies in the country.

It is these companies that have handled the numerous constructions and continuous improvements of roads, railroads and airports in the country. These companies also help in the construction of bridges, offshore and onshore constructions, housing projects, prolific buildings and lots more.

In this article, I explore the construction industry in Nigeria and list some of the top 10 construction companies that have greatly contributed to the advancement of the Nigeria infrastructural development project.

There are several other firms with excellent contributions, too numerous to mention. Be that as it may, I shall attempt to list, explain, and show some of the projects carried out by what I consider the top 20 Construction Companies in Nigeria.

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Machines on duty at a Construction Site in Nigeria.

Below are the top 20 Construction Companies in Nigeria. I shall attempt an explanation of 10 of them.

  1. Julius Berger Nigeria
  2. Arab Contractors (AC) Nigeria Limited
  3. China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC) Nigeria
  4. Saidi Company Ltd
  5. Setraco Nigeria Limited
  6. Reynolds Construction Company (RCC) Nigeria Limited
  7. Adold Engineering Company Limited
  8. Dantata and Sawoe Construction Company Limited
  9. EL-ALAN Construction Company
  10. Brunelli Construction Company (Nigeria) Limited
  11. Costain West Africa
  12. Monier Construction Company (Nigeria) Limited
  13. C & C Construction
  14. Afrique Construction
  15. Evomec Global Services Limited
  16. NetConstruct
  17. Monier Construction Company (Nigeria) Limited
  18. G Cappa PLC
  19. Apave Nigeria
  20. D-LUX Construction Services LTD

1.) Arab Contractors O.A.O Nigeria Limited

In 1991, Arab Contractors Nigeria limited arrived Nigeria and commenced operations shortly after. It is one of the leading construction companies not only in Nigeria but in Africa and the Middle East as a whole.

Some of the Major Projects undertaken by the company include the following:

  1. Building of AHIAJOKU Convention Center, Imo State.
  2. Building of Embassy of Egypt, Abuja
  3. Construction of New Secretariat Building for Enugu State Government, Enugu.
  4. Reconstruction Of OWERRI-ELELE Road, Imo State, and,
  5. Rehabilitation of City Hall, Lagos State.

2.) Julius Berger Nigeria

Julius Berger Nigeria was founded in 1950 by a man named Julius Berger and is one of the top dogs in the Nigerian Construction Industry since 1965.

The company came to Nigeria in 1965 and was awarded the contract for the construction of the third mainland bridge and subsequently the Eko bridge in Lagos under the approval and supervision of the then Minister of Works, Shehu Shagari. Since then, the company has handled thousands of construction projects in the country with little or no problems.

The Nigerian Stock Exchange listed the company as “Julius Berger” in the year 1991 and 10 years later the company moved to its new headquarters in Abuja. Today, Julius Berger has presence in virtually all the states in Nigeria.

Major Projects Handled:

  1. Abuja International Airport phase II, completed in 1997.
  2. Abuja Stadium completed in 2003.
  3. Ajaokuta Steel Plant, completed in 1990.
  4. Awarded a contract to construct link roads to second Niger Bridge, July 4 2018.
  5. Central Bank of Nigeria Head Office, completed in 2002.
  6. Itakpe – Ajaokuta Ore Railway, completed in 1990.
  7. Lagos Inner Ring Road, completed in 1979.
  8. National Assembly phase III, completed in 2011.
  9. The company built the Eko Bridge completed in 1968.
  10. Third Mainland Bridge completed in 1990.

3.) Reynolds Construction Company (RCC) Nigeria Limited

With headquarters in Switzerland, Reynolds Construction Company (RCC) Nigeria limited is one of the standard Construction Companies in Nigeria. The company is an offshoot of SBI Holdings AG (SBI), a transitional and development group, with subsidiaries all over the world.

SBI’s first came to Nigeria in 1956 when they inaugurated the Nigersol Construction Company Limited. Although present in several countries of the world, more of SBI Holdings AG (SBI)’s presence can be felt in in Africa, Europe and Central America.

Major Projects handled by this company include:

  1. CBN Prototype State Branch Building, Awka, Anambra State.
  2. CBN Prototype State Branch Building, Osogbo, Osun State.
  3. Construction of Amawbia-Nibo- Agulu Road, Anambra State.
  4. Construction of Nung Udoe-Ikot Okwot-Ikot Ubo-Ekpene Road and Drains, Akwa Ibom State.
  5. South African Embassy Abuja: Construction of a New Chancery and Official Residence, Abuja.

4.) Setraco Nigeria Limited

Established in 1977, Setraco’s flagship projects were the construction of township and district roads in the mid-western region, in the now defunct Bendel state.

With focus on construction of roads and bridges, Setraco has witnessed rapid growth over the last 30 years and has become one of the biggest construction companies in Nigeria.

Setraco is present in about 20 states in Nigeria and plays an important role in Nigeria’s guest for infrastructural development

Major Projects Handled:

  1. Construction of Amassoma – Toru – Ebeni Bridge and Access Road, Bayelsa State.
  2. Construction of Anambra River Bridge, Anambra State.
  3. Construction of Fly-Over Bridge at Mogadishu Cantonment/Sunrise Hills Estate, Abuja.
  4. Dualization of Airport Road, Benin City, Edo State.
  5. Reconstruction of Jattu – Afowa – Itora – Akpana – Ayogwiri road, Edo State.

5.) China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC) Nigeria Ltd

The CCECC Nigeria Limited is a subsidiary of China Civil Engineering Corporation. It was established in 1979 in China by the authorization of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China. This construction company provides construction and engineering services in Nigeria. The CCECC have established over 20 subsidiaries in more than 40 countries and regions.

Major Projects Handled:

  1. Abuja-Kaduna railway, Nigeria.
  2. In 2014, CCECC is building a double track standard gauge railway from Lagos to Kano , in Nigeria.
  3. Lagos-Calabar rail and Port Harcourt-Maiduguri rail, Nigeria.
  4. Nigerian railway modernization project Lagos – Ibadan section (Double track)

6.) Dantata and Sawoe Construction Company Limited

If you are looking for one of the leading construction companies in Nigeria specialized in the construction of roads, bridges, and flyovers, then you are looking for Dantata & Sawoe Construction Company (Nig.) Ltd D&S (D&S) is. This company is awesome and their jobs speak volumes of their expertise. Sawoe Construction Company (Nig.) Ltd D&S (D&S) is the company responsible for the building of several kilometers of Highways, bridges, flyovers, and township roads throughout Nigeria.

D&S is a household name in Nigeria as a construction company. Over the years, the company has built a reputation and gone into successful partnerships with the Nigerian Government, developers and investors, and the Private sector.

Major Projects Handled:

  1. Airstrip at Dangote Cement Factory Obajana near Lokoja, Kogi State.
  2. AYA Flyover, Abuja.
  3. Benue State Government House, Makurdi, Benue State.
  4. Edo State House Liason Office, Abuja.
  5. Expansion of ‘Onex’ Outer Northern Expressway, Abuja.
  6. Mallam Aminu Kano Square, 3 Pavillons, Floodlights and Access Roads, Dutse, Jigawa State.

7.) Saidi Nigeria Limited

Saidi Nigeria Limited was founded in 1997 and provides basically state of the art Building and Civil Engineering services. It is an innovative company which aim is to meet Nigeria’s growing demand for modernized society though industrialization and construction.

Saidi Nigeria Limited is expert at building constructions and renovations. They also undertake the construction of roads and dams. Besides these, the company hands irrigation, dredging, reservoirs, boreholes, erosion control projects and lots more.

Major Projects Handled:

  1. Commissioning of Pilot Lounge, Abuja Int’l Airport, Abuja.
  2. Completion of 500m3 Ground Reservoirs at Potiskum, Yobe State.
  3. Construction of Science Faculty, Fed. Uni. Kashere, Gombe.
  4. Construction of Senior Airforce Staff Quarters, Gwarimpa, Abuja.
  5. Federal Ministry of Defence Project, Alamala Barracks, Ogun State.

8.) Costain West Africa

Founded in 1948, Costain West Africa provides Building and Civil Engineering services. The Nigeria-based company majorly handles the development and deployment of business solutions and technologies in the Nigerian and West Africa sub-region. It may interest you to know that Costain West Africa was the first building and Civil Engineering Company to enlist in the stock exchange.

The company’s business portfolio comprises five arms one of which is the civil engineering arm. This segment/arm of the company handles building of infrastructures like bridges, railways, roads, airports, and dams.

Major Projects

  1. Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna, Kaduna State.
  2. Apapa factory of Flour Mills of Nigeria, Lagos State.
  3. Bata Shoe factory, Abuja
  4. Central Bank, Enugu, Enugu State.

9.) C & C Construction

C&C construction Co. Limited is the first construction arm of the Chaugory Group of Companies. It was established in the late 1970s. The initial interest of the Company was to expand the Chagoury group of companies by creating the necessary infrastructure to make that happen.

They have risen to the top of the construction ladder in Nigeria and Africa by rendering high quality services to all their clients for over 25 years.

The company is known for delivery of quality jobs on time and their service ranges from the construction of single unit projects for individuals corporate to the construction of multinational headquarter buildings.

Major Projects

  1. Construction of 82 Division Army Headquarters Complex, Enugu, Enugu State.
  2. Federal Secretariat Complex, Abuja.
  3. Flour Mill, Including Silos; Ideal Flour Mill, Kaduna, Kaduna State.
  4. Osborne Road Infrastructural Development, Lagos State.
  5. Water Bottling Factory, Ragolis Waters, Ikorodu, Lagos State.

10.) Adold Engineering Company Limited

Established in 1976, Adold Engineering Company Limited functions as Engineering Company as well as a Construction Company. They are majorly affiliated with jobs under the auspices of the Federal Ministry of Petroleum (DPR), Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) and other corporate bodies in the country

The core specialty of Adold Engineering Company Limited is the provision of full-range engineering and management services the construction industry. This is to say that they handle the design, development and deployment of Engineering and Management solutions for Construction companies.  Their services diversify from advancement studies and planning, detailed engineering and design, to construction and maintenance.

Major Projects Handled:

  1. Development of High Rise Residential Building at Parkview Estate, Lagos State.
  2. Construction of Modular Kitchen at Murtala Mohammed International Airport for Servair, Lagos State.
  3. Asphalting of 21KM Afamumosi – Obeakpumain Access Road Afam, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
  4. Dualization of Oyo – Ibadan – Iseyin Junction to Iseyin – Ipako Junction, Oyo State.
  5. Rehabilitation of Well 13, 19, 22 & 23 Access Road & Kolo Creek Flow Station, Bayelsa State.

Wrapping Up…

This is just a teaser in my exploration of construction companies. Indeed, this list is not exhaustive as there are over 100 Construction Companies with thousands of ongoing and completed projects allover Nigeria.

So, I leave you with this one question, “As you look around the state that you live in presently, which of the construction companies listed in this article is currently undertaking a job? And, what is the project they are handling currently?

Let me know in the comments box below. It will help me to update this article and keep it current.



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