ICRC Executive Management Team
Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission
ICRC Executive Management Team
MR. JOE ANIKU MICHAEL OHIANI
J.A. Michael Ohiani is the current Director-General of the ICRC. Before then, he was the Acting Director General from November 2020 to July 2022. From June 2015 - July 2022, he was the Director of the PPP Resource Department where he was responsible for catalyzing Public and Private expertise and resources towards the structuring and development of Federal PPP Projects that are bankable and yield value-for-money for Nigerians. The P3RD has within it a Knowledge Centre and PPP Project Delivery Units.
He studied law as his first and second degrees from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and Edo State University Ekpoma, respectively. From 2015 – 2016, he was the Director of the Contract Compliance Department. Between 2009 – 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 thirty 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.
MAL. MOHAMMED A. BAMALLI
Mal. Mohammed Aliyu Bamalli is currently the Director of Transportation Department, a position he was appointed to in February 2023 after serving as a Director in the DG’s Office. As Director Transportation, he oversees projects in railway, aviation, roads and bridges sub-sectors. Before serving in the DG's Office, he was the Director, Contract Compliance Department from 2016 - 2019.
Between 2015 – June 2016, Bamalli served as Director, Support Services Department of the ICRC. Before then, he was a key pioneer staff who 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.
Mal. 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.
MR. DADA HAMMED TOGUNDE
Mr. Dada Hammed Togunde is currently the Director of Internal Audit having joined the Commission in 2009 as the Head of Internal Audit. His responsibilities as a Director are to provide assurance and consulting services to the Commission in the areas of risk management, control and governance. Other responsibilities include drawing up annual internal audit plans, auditing the payroll, carrying out both pre and post-payment audits in line with approved financial regulations, among many others.
Dada Hammed was admitted member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) of United Kingdom in 2015; became a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) in 2010 and has been an Associate member (ACTI) of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) since 2001.
Before joining the Commission, Mr. Togunde worked as an Audit consultant for the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), headed the Audit unit at the Nigerian Mobile Telecommunications Ltd and was an Operations Manager at Equitorial Trust Bank Limited.
He holds Higher National Diploma in Accountancy from the Polytechnic of Ibadan, and an MBA from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
DR. EMMANUEL ONWODI
Dr. Emmanuel Oforkanji Onwodi is currently the Director of the Planning & Research Department (PRD), where his immediate responsibilities include administration and control of planning, research and evaluation performance reporting activities in the Commission. Prior to his appointed as Director of PRD in 2023, he was the Director of the Transportation Department where he oversaw projects in ports, railways, aviation, roads and bridges sub-sectors. Other sub-sectors include marine, defense, security, interior and the top ten priority PPP projects of the Commission.
Onwodi joined the ICRC in 2010 as Head of Finance and Accounts after which he headed the Special Projects Unit (SPU) where his responsibilities among others included planning and implementation of capacity building for staff of the ministries, department, and agencies (MDAs). This helped him build immense capacity as a trainer and an eloquent public speaker.
Cumulatively, Dr. Onwodi has both public and private sector working experience spanning over twenty years in the fields of accounting, auditing, financial modeling, forensics, credit analysis and management. Other major fields include Public-Private Partnerships (PPP), freight forwarding, mortgage banking, Islamic finance, shipping, logistics, and supply chain.
Onwodi bagged his B.A (Hons) in International Accounting from Northampton University – UK, a Post Graduate Professional Diploma in Accounting from the Institute of Accounting Technicians – Canada and M.Sc. in Risk Management from the Birmingham City University, UK.
He had his Doctorate degree in PPP Risk Management with emphasis on contingent liability risk for the public sector at the Selinus Business School Italy.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, a Chartered Forensic Accountant – Canada, a Chartered Management Consultant – Canada, a Chartered Financial Consultant – USA/Canada and Member, Chartered Management Institute (MCIM) – London.
DR. JOBSON OSEODION EWALEFOH
Dr. Jobson Oseodion Ewalefoh is currently the Director of Public Private Partnership Resource Department where he is responsible for catalyzing Public and Private expertise and resources towards the structuring and development of Federal PPP Projects that are bankable and yield value-for-money for Nigerians. The P3RD has within it a Knowledge Centre and PPP Project Delivery Units. Prior to this posting, he was the Director, Contract Compliance Department.
Ewalefoh joined ICRC in 2010 as the pioneer Head, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Unit. As the Head of ICT, he set up and deployed all the critical ICT infrastructure and services of the Commission.
Prior to joining the ICRC, he was a consultant with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) under the European Union funded technical assistance project (NGAS08) for Anti-Corruption in Nigeria, that involved support for to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Nigerian Judiciary on a Nationwide ICT Infrastructure Deployment to support the anti-corruption program using technology.
He started his working career at the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) the Federal Government agency responsible for reform of Public Enterprises and Privatization in Nigeria.
Dr. Ewalefoh has a PhD in Development Studies from the University of South Africa (UNISA) and multiple Master Degrees in Economics (MSc) from Enugu State University, Management Information Technology (MIT) from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Public Administration (MPA) from University of Abuja, Business Administration (MBA) from University of Abuja and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSc) from the University of Benin.
DR. EVELYN ALAYE-OGAN
Dr. Evelyn Alaye-Ogan is currently the Director, Support Services Department where her immediate responsibilities include providing leadership and coordinating the activities of the various units in the directorate including Finance & Accounts; Human Resources and Administration; and Information & Communications Technology (ICT).
She joined the ICRC in 2011 where she headed the Project Finance Section of the World Bank-funded Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Project housed in the ICRC till the year 2014 when the project was moved to the Federal Ministry of Finance (FMF). She was seconded to the FMF where she continued to head the Project Finance Section of the Project until she returned to the Commission in 2019.
Before joining the ICRC, Dr. Alaye-Ogan had worked for about 15 years in national and international projects in the areas of community education, microfinance, agriculture, and HIV/AIDS. These various projects were funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID), United States Center for Disease Control (CDC), and the UK Department for International Development (DFID).
She holds two Ph.Ds: in Gender Development Studies from Universidad Empresarial De Costa Rica - Costa Rica and in Development Economics from St. Clements University in British West Indies; an M.Sc. in Procurement, Logistics, and Supply Chain Management from University of Salford, Manchester - UK; an MBA in Banking and Finance from Enugu State University of Technology, and a B.Sc. in Business Administration from the University of Benin - Nigeria.
Dr. Alaye-Ogan is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN).
MR. ODILI ONU
Mr. Odili Onu, FNIQS is currently the Director, Revenue, Investment and Project Finance Department and responsible for adequate utilization of generated funds resulting from PPP contracts that will among other things be used as Project Development and Monitoring Fund, Viability Gap / Annuity Funds that will assist in the delivery of bankable and viable PPP projects.
Mr. Onu joined the ICRC in 2011. He was Head, Energy and Urban Infrastructure between 2012- 2015 and Head , Social Infrastructure between 2015 -2019. He has both private and public working experience of more than twenty-two years in Construction Cost /Project Management Consultancy and Banking.
Prior to joining the ICRC, he was the Group Head, Projects, FCMB Plc, Lagos and Head Projects, Fidelity Bank Plc, Lagos. He equally worked and qualified as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with a firm of Construction Cost and Project Management Consultants- Davis Langdon, London where he worked on various construction projects covering office developments, the British Library, Shopping Centres, Hospitals, etc.
He holds a B.Sc Degree in Quantity Surveying (Greenwich University, London), a Masters Degree in Finance and Investment (Southbank University, London), Fellow, Nigerian Institution of Quantity Surveyors (FNIQS) and Chartered Member (MRICS), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), London.
DR. FELIX OGBERA
Dr. Felix Ogbera is currently the Director of Contract Compliance Department, having been appointed in February 2023. He oversees the Monitoring and Compliance of all Concessions Agreements in various sectors of the economy including Energy, Ports (wet and dry), Agriculture, Aviation, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Health, Financial Services, Telecommunications, Manufacturing and Railways. He also oversees the development of Policy and Regulations to guide the effective and efficient implementation of PPPs in Nigeria. Before this posting, he was directing affairs in the Planning & Research Department (PRD).
Dr. Ogbera joined the ICRC in 2012 as a Senior Project Manager in the PPP Resource Department and was later moved to Head the Policy and Regulation unit of the Contract Compliance Department, a position he occupied for several years before he was deployed to the Department of Revenue, Investment and Project Finance in 2020.
Prior to joining the ICRC, Dr. Ogbera was Special Assistant to the Honourable Minister of State for Finance from 2007 to 2010, Associate Director/Head of Research at the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) from 2002 to 2007, Head of Strategic Research and Planning at Union Bank of Nigeria Plc. from 1992 – 2002 and lecturer at the Department of Sociology, University of Lagos from 1986 - 1992.
Ogbera obtained his first degree in Sociology from the University of Lagos in 1985, his M.Sc. (1987) and Ph.D. (2000) degrees from the same institution with specialization in development studies. He had extensive training on macroeconomic and trade policy at Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA in 2003 and has attended several PPP and Development courses/seminars/workshops locally and internationally including a professional Foundation Certification in PPP (CP3P). He has written many PPP and infrastructure related articles, some of which have been published in peer review journals.