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ICRC Governance Structure
Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission

The Governance Structure of the ICRC is designed to facilitate the delivery of the Commission’s mandate.

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).

ICRC General Management Staff

Director General’s Office

  • Michael Ohiani – Acting Director General
  • Linda Amego – Head, Legal and Governance Unit
  • Mukthar  Usman – Head, Procurement Unit
  • Manji Yarling – Acting Head, Media and Publicity Unit

PPP Resource Department

  • Michael Ohiani – Director, PPP Resource Department
  • Olusola Ogunsola – Head, Social Infrastructure Unit
  • Dr. Amanze Okere – Head, Special Projects Unit and Coordinator, Nigeria Institute of Infrastructure and Public Private Partnership (NII3P)
  • Akwu Okolo – Head, Energy and Urban Infrastructure Unit
  • Adeyinka Iyanda – Assistant Director, Energy and Urban Infrastructure Unit
  • Evelyn Okonofua – Assistant Director, Nigeria Institute of Infrastructure and Public Private Partnership (NII3P)

Change Department

  • Mohammed A. Bamalli – Director, Change Department
  • Halima Modibbo-Tukur –  Asst. Director, Change Department
  • Mary Dare – Asst. Director, Change Department

Internal Audit Department

  • Togunde Dada – Director, Internal Audit Department

Transportation Infrastructure Department

  • Emmanuel Onwodi – Director, Transportation Infrastructure Department
  • Adamu Umar – Head, Roads, Rails, Bridges infrastructure
  • Yusuf Haruna – Head, Aviation & Marine infrastructure

Contract Compliance Department

  • Dr. Jobson Ewalefoh – Director, Contract Compliance Department
  • Ahmed Abdulrazaq – Head, Monitoring and Compliance Unit
  • Olajide Olagunju – Head, Policy and Regulations Unit

Support Services Department

  • Dr. Evelyn Alaye-Ogan – Director, Support Services Department
  • Bello Akilu – Head, Finance and Accounts Unit
  • Bello Dogondaji – Acting Head, Human Resource/Administration Unit
  • Filibus Daniel – Assistant Director, Human Resource/Administration Unit
  • Adeola Omilade – Acting Head, Information and Communication Technology Unit

Revenue, Investment and Project Finance Department

  • Odili Onu – Director, Revenue, Investment and Project Finance Department.

Planning and Research Department

  •  Dr. Felix Ogbera – Director, Planning and Research Department
  • Deborah Okafor – Deputy Director, Planning and Research Department

Key Departments

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 and procurement are as follows:

  • 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;
  • Ensure proper and transparent procurement processes are followed in procuring goods and services for the Commission.

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.

The Transportation Infrastructure Department is charged with the responsibility of providing pre-contract regulatory guidance to Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) for all transportation projects. It also maintains the national PPP Project Database and assists States in setting up an appropriate PPP regulatory framework.

The Internal Audit Department provides an independent and objective assurance and consulting services to the Commission (Governing Board and Management) in the areas of governance, control, and risk management. The department carries out the financial audit, compliance audit, performance audit, value for money audit, and prepares and submits periodic reports of its activities to the board and management.

The Revenue, Investment and Project Finance Department of ICRC is saddled with the responsibilities of monitoring, tracking and ensuring remittance of revenues that are due to the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) from Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects. It is also responsible for monitoring and exploring sources of affordable finance and relevant investments for FGN infrastructure development.

The generated revenues will among other things be used for Project Development and Monitoring, Viability Gap and Annuity funding that will assist in the delivery of bankable and viable PPP projects.

The Change Department is responsible for guiding the implementation of all identified changes aimed at strengthening the ICRC corporate systems, hence catalyzing the successful implementation of the Strategic and Operational Plans. It also ensures the establishment of a management system of internationally acceptable standards, including Changes in the organizational and governance structures.

The Planning and Research Department is in charge of developing the Commission’s strategic and short/medium/long term goals through planning and research activities. They conduct empirical research on relevant areas including the analysis of external PPP trends to ascertain their implications and impacts on the Commission’s activities and strategy. Additionally, they design, coordinate and manage the work plan, annual report and Commission’s relationship with international development partners and multilateral agencies at institutional level, among other things.

Executive Management Committee (EMC)

All Directors of the Commission report directly to the DG. The DG, Directors and Head Legal and Governance constitute the EMC.

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:

  1. Evolving a Strategic Management Development Plan (SMDP) for the Commission
  2. Capacity building for staff of the Commission
  3. Capacity building for Ministries, Departments and Agencies
  4. Stakeholder dialogue and facilitation of focused meetings with key stakeholders
  5. Staff performance appraisal and Annual Staff Performance Evaluation Report (ASPER)
  6. The Commission’s yearly action plan.