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ICRC Milestones
As at May 2020

  • May 2020

    In May 2020, the Honourable Minister of Finance signed the SCA Finance Circular and issued same for immediate implementation by MDAs. The activation of this account will help the Federal Government to be able to determine the exact amount accruing from PPP projects for the purpose of transparency, accountability and probity.
  • December 2019

    To consolidate on its PPP knowledge and capacity through training programmes, the Commission registered its PPP Academy under the Corporate Affairs Commission in December 2019, with the name Nigeria Institute of Infrastructure and Public Private Partnership (NII3P). Efforts are ongoing for the smooth take off of the Institute.
  • December 2019

    In 2019, ICRC came second in the Freedom of Information compliance ranking of the Public & Private Development Centre (PPDC) in recognition of its leadership in proactive disclosure of public finance expenditure information on its website.
  • December 2019

    In December 2019, the Commission hosted the ‘Nigeria- South Africa Road Transport Infrastructure and PPP Collaboration Initiative’ in collaboration with the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF), Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA), Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) & various South African entities. The idea of the event was to produce and support a West African focused regional transport and logistics infrastructure development program.
  • November 2019

    A joint PPP Units Consultative Forum (3PUCF)/Nigerian PPP Network was held in Abuja in November 2019. The idea of the joint forum of strategic enablers within the PPP ecosystem was to strengthen synergy among key policy drivers across the PPP environment in Nigeria. The theme of the conference was “Accelerating Bankable PPP Project Development in Nigeria”. Its main objective was to identify, as well as improve the bankability of selected PPP projects in Nigeria with a view to accessing project funding from the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) facility.
  • October 2019

    In October 2019, ICRC hosted Africa’s First Conference on Strengthening Women’s Involvement in Public Private Partnerships (SWIP3) in collaboration with the Australian Government. It was a bold move set to revolutionise the integration and administration of infrastructure development. It led to the launch of the first gender guidelines in infrastructure PPPs for Nigeria. SWIP3 was a response to the call to eliminate gender disparities in infrastructure development and access.
  • October 2019

    In October 2019, the Lagos state government signed a $629 million financing facility aimed at completion of the Lekki Deep Seaport project with Chinese Development Bank through PPP. The project has therefore reached financial close.
  • May 2019

    The Federal Ministry of Power Headquarters Roof Top Solar Power Project reached commercial close with the signing of the concession contract in May 2019. The Power House Project is a hybrid solar power plant which is expected to deliver 750kW energy at day time and 75kW during the night time.
  • May 2019

    The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development signed agreements for the concession of 19 silos in various parts of the country hence bringing the projects to commercial close in May 2019,
  • May 2019

    In May 2019, the 56 billion Warehouse in a Box (WIB) Project contract was signed between the Federal Ministry of Health and MDS Logistics. Some of the benefits of the project include a more efficient and integrated health sector supply chain management and effective storage of pharmaceutical commodities. This project also integrates Nigeria’s National Health Strategy which focuses on protecting children from diseases and infection by providing a good facility for the storage of drugs and vaccines.
  • 2019

    In 2019, Federal Executive Council (FEC) gave approvals for several projects which were earlier granted the Full Business Case Compliance Certificates by the Commission. These projects include the Development of SME Portal by the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade & Investment and the procurement of an automated electronic gateway platform for the processing of Import Duty Exemption Certificates (IDEC) as well as Vehicle Identification and Registration Numbers (VREG) under the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning.
  • December 2018

    In line with Section 9 of the ICRC (Establishment Act, etc) 2005, the Commission opened the Special Concession Account (SCA) at the end of 2018. The SCA is aimed at promoting and facilitating best practices and strategies for receipt of specific revenue (PPP payments) as provided for in the treasury single accounting framework in Nigeria.
  • December 2018

    By the end of 2018, Federal Executive Council (FEC) had given approvals for five different projects which were granted Full Business Case Compliance Certificates by the Commission. These include the Grain Storage Silos projects of Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development; the Abuja Kaduna Kano pipeline project of the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources; the Solar roof top project of the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing; the Warehouse in a Box project of the Federal Ministry of Health; and the ECOWAS Biometric project of the Federal Ministry of Interior.
  • November 2018

    In November 2018, a preferred bidder emerged for the Ibom Deep Seaport (IDSP) Project named BolloréPowerChina Consortium. Preliminary negotiations have started with this proponent including proper due diligence.
  • October 2018

    In October 2018, ICRC collaborated with the Global Infrastructure Hub to host the ‘PPP Risk Allocation and Contract Management Tool’ workshop in Abuja; first of its kind within the African continent. The event was declared open by HE, the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo GCON, SAN.
  • September 2018

    In September 2018, ICRC won the Public Service Innovation Award for the globally acclaimed ICRC PPP Disclosure Web Portal. This award was given by the Public & Private Development Centre (PPDC).
  • September 2018

    In September 2018, ICRC came first position in the Freedom of Information compliance ranking 2018 of the Public & Private Development Centre (PPDC) in recognition of its leadership in proactive disclosure of public finance expenditure information on its website. ICRC came 1st out of 187 1Nigerian public service institutions assessed by the PPDC (http://procurementmonitor.org/foi-ranking/home/rank2018).
  • September 2018

    In September 2018, in collaboration with the Nigerian Governor’s Forum, ICRC relaunched the NPPN in Abuja.
  • July 2018

    In collaboration with Institute for Public Private Partnerships (IP3), ICRC successfully conducted the training on PPP Fundamentals: Strategies, Methods and Project Structuring Techniques from 16th – 20th July, 2018. 68 staff from ICRC and MDAs attended the training.
  • June 2018

    The Commission was named the Africa Infrastructure Regulator of the Year at the African Infrastructure (Ai) Investment Awards ceremony, hosted in conjunction with the Ai/Africa 50 CEO Infrastructure Project Developers Summit held on the 18th June 2018 at the St. Regis Hotel, in Le Morne Mauritius.
  • October 2017

    In a bid to give additional push to the Ease of Doing Business in Nigeria policy of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, the ICRC initiated steps aimed at mitigating the bottlenecks that impede the successful conclusion of PPP projects. It therefore sought and got approval from the Federal Government to discontinue the collection of Outline Business Case and Full Business Case Compliance Certification fees starting from October 2017.
  • October 2017

    In recognition of the effort of ICRC to adhere to the dictates of the Freedom of Information Act with respect to PPP transactions, the Commission was ranked second out of 166 public institutions in the 2017 FOI Compliance and Transparency Ranking by the Public and Private Development Center. The ranking was based on an assessment of levels of access to procurement related information, specifically procurement plans and processes.
  • September 2017

    ICRC launched the first ever PPP Contracts Information Disclosure Web Portal on 22nd September 2017 in Abuja. One of the key objectives of the disclosure among others is to entrench accountability, integrity and transparency in PPP transactions in Nigeria.
  • May 2017

    In order for the Commission to positively impact the PPP market in Nigeria and utilize same to bridge the huge infrastructure gap in the country, the Commission has commenced the process of amending its 2005 Act. The bill to amend the Act has gone through its second reading and a public hearing was held on 30th May, 2017 organized by the House Committee on Special Duties.
  • 2011

    The Commission championed the formation and establishment of the Nigerian Public Private Partnership Network (NPPPN) in 2011. This Network has as its members, all Heads of State PPP units. The NPPPN was established as a collaborative platform for knowledge and experience sharing amongst PPP agencies at the Federal and sub-national level. The network also provides capacity building for PPP project development, procurement and implementation as well as championing the standardization of sub-national PPP guidelines and practices.
  • May 2016

    To ensure Transparency, Competitiveness and Value for Money (VfM) in PPP contract processes, the Commission with support from the World Bank Office in Washington DC, has done the following:
    • developed a PPP contract disclosure guidance for Nigeria and has commenced the process of disclosing PPP contract information on its website;
    • hosted a stakeholders consultative forum on 5th May, 2016 to firm up the customized template for pre-contract and post contract disclosure guidance;
    • Secured a web hosting for the disclosure of PPP contract information in Nigeria; and
    • facilitated a three (3)-day training programme for selected staff of MDAs to get them acquainted with the use of the disclosure portal for disclosing PPP contract information to the public.
  • December 2013

    As part of its hand-holding efforts with MDAs, ICRC inaugurated the Public Private Partnership Unit Consultative Forum (3PUCF) on Thursday 5th December, 2013. The 3PUCF is a Forum initiated by the Commission to provide a knowledge and experience sharing platform for Heads of PPP Units in the Federal MDAs. The Office of Head of Civil Service of the Federation is the Chairman of the Forum, the Federal Ministry of Finance is the Co- Chairman and ICRC is the secretariat.
  • March 2013

    The ICRC has continued to collaborate with the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF) to establish PPP Units in Ministries, Departments & Agencies (MDAs) principally to facilitate infrastructure service delivery through well-prepared and viable PPP projects. The PPP Units were formally inaugurated in MDAs in March 2013 and a host of MDAs now have their PPP units manned by experienced professionals in the field of PPP courtesy of the Commission.
  • 2011

    The Commission championed the formation and establishment of the Nigerian Public Private Partnership Network (NPPPN) in 2011. This Network has as its members, all Heads of State PPP units. The NPPPN was established as a collaborative platform for knowledge and experience sharing amongst PPP agencies at the Federal and sub-national level. The network also provides capacity building for PPP project development, procurement and implementation as well as championing the standardization of sub-national PPP guidelines and practices.
  • 2011

    In 2011, the Commission championed the establishment of an African PPP Network (AP3N) to serve as a regional platform for sharing experiences, peer-learning and development of best practices for PPP projects in Africa. The inaugural meeting of the network held in Abuja in February 2012 with eight countries in attendance.
  • November 2008

    In line with Section 20 of the ICRC (Establishment Act, etc) 2005, the Commission has since its inauguration in November, 2008 taken custody of and is monitoring for compliance, about 50 PPP contracts. These PPP contracts are 3 in the Aviation sector, 25 Port Terminals, 6 Inland Container Depots, 2 Information Technology, 3 Social Infrastructure (complexes), 3 Hydro Electric Power projects, 2 Telecommunication Infrastructure, 1 Health Care Delivery Service, 1 Urban District Infrastructure, 1 Marine Security, 1 Housing Development, and 1 Iron Ore Mining concession project. Out of this number, 4 contracts has been terminated (2 National Identity Card, 1 Port Terminal and 1 Aviation Contract) while 1 is under suspension (Maritime Security Contract). These projects are valued at over N3.2 trillion, representing private capital investment in the provision of public infrastructure.
  • The Commission initiated and partnered with the Ministry of Budget and National Planning and other Agencies of Government to draft a 30-year National Integrated Infrastructure Master Plan (NIIMP). The ICRC, as Co-chair of the NIIMP Committee, provided technical support at three levels, namely membership of the National Steering Committee (NSC), co-chair for National Technical Working Group (NTWG) and membership in three thematic Technical Working Groups. The NSC provided the overall leadership of the project while the NTWG provided intellectual leadership and direction during the process. The NIIMP document was approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) in September 2014.
  • 2009

    Following approval by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) in April 2009, the ICRC issued the National Policy on Public Private Partnership (N4P). The N4P sets out the policy objectives of federal government and outlines government’s commitment to the creation of an enabling environment for PPPs to thrive in Nigeria.