The ICRC Governing Board
The ICRC Act provides for the establishment of a Governing Board that provides a collective balance of seasoned professionals, technocrats and bureaucrats from strategic government Ministries and Departments, such as the Federal Ministry of Finance; Federal Ministry of Justice, Central Bank of Nigeria, Secretary to Government of the Federation, and the private sector. The Board is the overall policy making body for the Commission and is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the Commission and creates an enabling policy and environment for PPPs.
ICRC Board Committees
To ensure a seamless discharge of its functions, the Board established five (5) Committees to assist in policy formulation and other statutory functions. The Committees have different responsibilities, including the provision of advice to the Board on their respective areas of oversight. The Committees are:
- Contract Compliance Committee (oversees activities of the Contract Compliance Department);
- Audit and Technical Committee (oversees the activities of the PPP Resource Department);
- Human Resources and Establishment Committee (responsible for HR matters, governance, institutional relations, among others); and
- Finance and General Purpose Committee (responsible for all finance-related matters); and
- Media and Publicity Committee (responsible for all communication-related matters).
The Office of the Director-General provides effective, efficient, strategic support and administrative service to the DG in the implementation of his mandate. The core functions of the Office, which include legal counsel, media & publicity affairs, audit, and research & strategy and legal affairs, include to:
- lead the development and implementation of the yearly work plan for the Commission;
- communicate to and coordinate the provision of information to internal and external stakeholders;
- provide advice to the Executive Management on all Commission matters with legal implications;
- provide sound internal audit and risk management services.
The Public Private Partnership (PPP) Resource Department is charged with the responsibility of providing pre-contract regulatory guidance to Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). It also maintains the national PPP Project Database and assists States in setting up appropriate PPP regulatory framework.
The Contract Compliance Department takes custody of and ensures compliance with the PPP contracts validly entered into by the MDAs on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN).
The Support Services Department provides an appropriate level of human, administrative, financial and facility support services to ensure efficient and seamless operations of the Commission.
Executive Management Committee (EMC)
Reporting directly to the Director General (DG) are three Directors responsible for the PPP Resource Department, Contract Compliance Department and Support Services Department. The DG, Directors, Head Legal and Governance, and the Technical Adviser to the DG constitute the EMC of the ICRC.
The EMC meets periodically to deliberate on key issues bordering on the smooth administration of the Commission and to provide guidance in areas such as:
- Evolving a Strategic Management Development Plan (SMDP) for the Commission
- Capacity building for staff of the Commission
- Capacity building for Ministries, Departments and Agencies
- Stakeholder dialogue and facilitation of focused meetings with key stakeholders
- Staff performance appraisal and Annual Staff Performance Evaluation Report (ASPER)
- The Commission’s yearly action plan.
ICRC General Management Staff
Director General’s Office
- Chidi Izuwah, Acting Director General
- Chiedu Ndubisi, Head, Planning and Research Unit and Technical Adviser to the DG
- Togunde Dada, Head, Internal Audit Unit
- Mukthar Usman, Acting Head, Procurement Unit
- Head, Media and Publicity Unit
- Head, Legal and Governance Unit
PPP Resource Department
- Mike Ohiani, Director, PPP Resource Department
- Emmanuel Onwodi, Head, Transportation Infrastructure Unit
- Odili Onu, Head, Social Infrastructure Unit
- Olusa Busari, Head, Energy and Urban Infrastructure Unit
- Amanze Okere, Acting Head, Special Projects Unit
Contract Compliance Department
- Mohammed A. Bamalli, Director, Contract Compliance Department
- Felix Ogbera, Head, Policy and Regulations
- Ahmed Abdulrazaq, Head, Monitoring and Compliance
Support Services Department
- Executive Director, Support Services Department
- Jobson Ewalefoh, Head, Information and Communication Technology Unit
- Mohammed Adam Barma, Head, Finance and Accounts Unit
- Halima Modibbo- Tukur, Acting Head, Human Resource/Administration Unit
ICRC Governing Board
Engineer Lawal is a 1979 graduate of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in Electrical/ Electronics Engineering. At various times, he worked with the Delta Steel Company, Aladja, Nigerian External Telecommunications Limited and Data Sciences Limited before establishing his own ICT and Telecommunications consulting firm in 1990.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of East London and a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Financial Management from the University of London. Mrs. Adeosun commenced her career as an Accounting Assistant at British Telecom Company, London, from 1989 till 1990 after which she moved to Goodman Jones, London, working as a Senior Audit Officer from 1990 till 1993. She became Manager of Internal Audit at London Underground Limited, London and Prism Consulting from 1994 till 2000 before joining Price Waterhouse Coopers, London as Senior Manager from 2000 till 2002. In 2002, Kemi became financial controller at Chapel Hill Denham Management and subsequently, Managing Director in 2010.
Mrs Kemi Adeosun is an ex-officio member of the ICRC Governing Board.
Emefiele holds both a B.Sc (1984) and MBA (1986) Degree in Finance from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He is also an alumnus of Executive Education at Stanford University, Harvard University (2004) and Wharton Graduate Schools of Business (2005).
Mr. Malami is a law graduate of the Usmanu Danfodiyo University and bagged his Masters degree in Public Administration from the University of Maiduguri.
As a legal practitioner, Abubakar has served in various capacities including counsel and magistrate in Kebbi State and National Legal Adviser of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change party.
He joined ICRC in 2009 as the pioneer Executive Director, PPP Resource Department (EDP3RD) where he set up the Department from scratch. In this role, he was responsible for catalysing Public and Private expertise and resources towards putting in place a world class PPP pre-contract regulatory framework and guidelines for driving the preparation and development phase of Federal PPP Projects. Izuwah was the EDP3RD until June 2016 when he was made the Executive Director, Support Services Department (EDSS).
Izuwah has a first degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and a Master’s degree in Hydraulic Engineering from the University of New Castle Upon Tyne in the United Kingdom. Izuwah is a Harvard, Wharton, Columbia University and Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad Executive Education Alumni.
He started his career as a lecturer at the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria in 1986. Thereafter, he held several senior oil & gas asset management positions in a career spanning over 21 years with SPDC (Shell Nigeria). He was at various times Project Manager and Contract Manager for the Deepwater Bonga Mooring and Installation Contract. Izuwah also held the position of Corporate Pipelines Asset Manager responsible for Shell´s entire crude oil evacuation network in Nigeria.
ICRC Management Team
Izuwah is a seasoned and professional Oil, Gas, Civil and Hydraulic Engineer who started his career as a lecturer at the University of Port Harcourt.
Thereafter, he held several senior oil & gas asset management positions in a career spanning over 21 years with SPDC (Shell Nigeria). He was at various times Project Manager and Contract Manager for the Deepwater Bonga Mooring and Installation Contract. Chidi also held the position of Corporate Pipelines Asset Manager responsible for Shell´s entire crude oil evacuation network in Nigeria.
He started his career in ICRC in 2009 as the pioneer Executive Director of the PPP Resource Department (EDP3RD) where he set up the Department from scratch and divided them into workable and manageable PPP Project Delivery Units each covering various sectors of the economy. He was EDP3RD until June 2016.DG’s PRESENTATION AND SPEECHES
He studied law as his first and second degrees from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and Edo State University Ekpoma, respectively. From 2015 – June 2016, he was the Director of the Contract Compliance Department. Between 2008 – 2015, he headed the Legal and Governance Unit of the Commission which provides informed legal advice and opinions on an on-going basis to various departments and units and also serves as the secretariat to the Governing Board.
Mr. Ohiani has over twenty three years post- graduate experience. Until he joined ICRC, he was the Team Leader, Executive Unit at the Debt Management Office where he had various responsibilities including participation in bilateral negotiations and managing the projects for DFID support programmes.
Bamalli obtained his first degree in International Studies from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria; a certificate in Investment Appraisal & Risk Analysis from Queens University Kingston Ontario, Canada. He is also an Accredited Counter Fraud and Counter Corruption Specialist (international) from the Counter Fraud Professional Accreditation Board & University of Portsmouth.
Between 2015 – June 2016, Bamalli served as Director of Support Services Department of the Commission, before then, as a key pioneer staff of the Commission, he helped in setting up and building the Commission from scratch as the Head of Human Resources and Administration from 2009 – 2015.
Before joining ICRC, he worked with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission where he gained extensive experience in structural and organizational effectiveness first as Head of Human Resources and briefly as Head of External Cooperation Unit (donor relations). He started his public service career with the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) in 2000 as an Enterprise Officer and later became the Team Leader of the Aviation Unit of the BPE and the Secretary of the Aviation Sector Reform Implementation Committee of the National Council of Privatization.
Until his current appointment, Chiedu was a World Bank-appointed Privatisation Adviser with the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) for five years, during which he provided leadership to the Power Sector Reform Team, among other transactions. He was also part of the team that carried out the concession of National Arts Theatre, Tafawa Balewa Square, and Nigerian International Trade Fair Complex, all in Lagos.
Mr. Ndubisi has over 28 years of post-graduate experience in privatisation, public-private partnerships, financial management, planning, IT management, accounting, software development, financial and management consulting and international civil service.
He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in Management, and a Bachelor of Science Degree (B.Sc) in Economics.