A Brief History

Setraco was established in 1977 and started by constructing township and district roads in what was then Bendel State. Over the last thirty years the Company has rapidly grown to become one of the largest construction companies in Nigeria specialized in roads and bridges. With a presence today in around 20 states; Setraco has played a key role in developing Nigeria’s infrastructure as the Country strives towards becoming a developed nation.


The Company is also technically partnering with a number of leading design and consulting firms across the globe, which enables us to present our clients with cutting edge solutions for their needs.

  • 2013

    Dualization of Airport Road, Benin City

    Awarded in October 2011, Setraco successfuly completes and comissions the Dualization of the the Airport Road in Benin, along with the associated Stormwater Control System.

  • 2013

    Rehabilitation & Reconstruction of Enugu Port Harcourt Section II

    Setraco secures the contract for the total rehabilitation of 60KMs of previously dualized highway between Lokpanta and Umahia along the Port Harcourt-Enugu Express way.

  • 2011

    Relocation to new central yard

    Setraco Plant Department commences operating fully from the new centralised workshops located in Idu Industrial Area, Abuja. Covering an area of 9 Hectares, the facilities include 4,400 sqm of covered stores, 6,600 sqm of open stores, Heavy Duty Equipment workshops, Engine and Hydraulic workshops, and a Light Vehicle Workshop amongst others. The facilities are fitted out with State-Of-The-Art Tools and Diagnostic Equipment.

  • 2009

    Passing of Alhaji Inu Umoru

    Almost 32 years to the day after co-founding the company, the Chariman Chief Alhaji Inu Umoru, J.P. (OON) passes away after brief illness.

  • 2009

    Dualization of East West Section II

    Setraco is awarded another section along the East-West corridor from Kaiama to Port Harcourt.

  • 2007

    Setraco's first project in Akwa Ibom state

  • 2006

    Dualization of East West Section I

    Setraco is awarded a section in the Presidential Initiative Project to dualize East-West Highway. The section awarded stretches from Warri to Kaiama, and includes the construction of 18 bridges in addition to an 850 meter long bridge at Patani.

  • 2006

    Dualization of Kano Maiduguri, Section II

    Setraco is awarded a section in the largest civil construction project in Northern Nigeria. The speed and quality of work causes the Federal Ministry to single Setraco out from the other contractors on the projects as an exemplary company.

  • 2004

    Completion of Ughoton / Omadino Bridge

    The Company successfully utilizes recently acquired technology for launching 36 meters long Pre-Stressed T-beams to construct the 645 meter long bridge in Delta State.

  • 2004

    Setraco moves to new Headquarters

    Signaling its recent success, the Company moves into its new Head office at Shehu Yar’Adua Way located at the nation’s capital.

  • 2001

    Dualisation of Abuja Keffi Road

    Setraco’s first US$ 100million project. The project catapults the Company into the league of top National construction companies.

  • 1998

    Design and Construction of Adiabo Bridge

    Setraco’s first project to incorporate new management techniques which leads to the project being completed seven months ahead of the deadline.

  • 1996

    First World Bank Projects

    Setraco is awarded the World Bank Financed Project for the Rehabilitation of 104 Kms of road network in Kano State and the Construction of 4 bridges in Kogi State.

  • 1992

    Re-Construction of Zungeru - Minna Road

    The Company successfully secures the Contract for the re-construction of the 59Kms Zungeru – Minna Federal Road in Niger State.

  • 1989

    Construction of Itawure - Igede Road

    The Federal Government awards Setraco the project for the construction of the Itawure - Igede road

  • 1983

    Setraco's first project in New Federal Capital Abuja

    Federal Capital Development Authority awards the construction of Karu Township Roads followed by the award for Construction of Infrastructure and road network for a training center in Ozoro.

  • 1980

    First Federal Project

    The Company is awarded the contract for rehabilitation and construction of the road linking Mokwa to Bida in Niger State (approximately 120km). The Works include the realignment, widening and asphalting of the existing Surface Dressing road and the construction of shoulders.

  • 1977

    Setraco Nig. Ltd Founded

    Setraco Nigeria Limited is founded by two young entrepreneurs Said Khalaf and Inu Umoru. Founded with merely NGN 100,000, the Company starts by undertaking the rehabilitation of various roads in Bendel State before being awarded the contract for the construction of Phase 1 of the Afuze-Otuo-Uzebba Road.