Road Concession: Nigeria Committed to Transparent, Competitive Bidding.

By Hutson Efosa The Nigerian Government says that it is committed to a transparent, fair and competitive bidding process for the 12 Pilot Road corridors earmarked for concession through the Value-Added Concession programme under the Highway Development and Management Initiative (HDMI) Project Life Cycle. The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Babangida Hussaini, stated this during the official virtual Request for Qualification (RfQ) bid opening ceremony held at the Conference Room of the […]

Udom Emmanuel: Ibom Deep Sea Project will ease burden on Lagos ports

Udom Emmanuel, Akwa Ibom state governor, says the Ibom Deep Sea Project (IDSP) will enhance Nigeria’s maritime industry by easing the frustrations experienced by importers and exporters at Lagos ports. Emmanuel said this via a tweet posted by the federal government’s Twitter handle. The $4.2 billion IDSP project is being developed by Akwa Ibom state government through a public-private partnership (PPP). The federal executive council (FEC) granted approval for implementation of the first phase ($2.016 billion) of the port […]

Onyeama, Aregbesola, Others Extol Late ICRC DG’s Legacies

BY MARK ITSIBOR Leaders from the public and private sectors have extoled the legacies of former director-general of the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC), Engr Chidi Izuwah (snr). Speaking at a memorial colloquium that was held in his honour yesterday, minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, described late Izuwah as a rare Nigerian with amazing character. “He was such an amazing human being. He was a very resourceful and a hardworking man. He was a bundle […]

NNPC Boosts 1,300km Pipeline Project For Gas Delivery To Europe

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has given a boost to the 1,300 kilometer Trans Niger Gas Pipeline (TNGP) project for gas delivery to Europe. This came with the execution of $2.8 billion Ajaokuta- Kaduna-Kano, AKK, gas pipeline project, which was boosted at the weekend through the delivery of 96 pipes from Warri South South region to Itakpe in Kogi state, North Central Nigeria by rail. The conveyance by rail was made possible through the […]


THE execution of the nation’s $2.8 billion Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano, AKK gas pipeline project was boosted, weekend, through the delivery of 96 pipes from Warri to Itakpe in Kogi state. The conveyance by rail was made possible through the efforts of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, a major stakeholder in the project. The Corporation, which confirmed this in a message obtained by Vanguard from its Twitter handle, stated: “We congratulate our team on the arrival at […]

Proposed Jabi Lake tourism, recreation project to generate N123bn

The Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) says the proposed Jabi Lake Tourism and Recreation Development project will generate N123 billion over a 30-year period. Mr Micheal Ohiani, ICRC Acting Director-General, said this on Wednesday in Abuja, while presenting the Outline Business Certificates (OBC) to Mrs Ramatu Aliyu, Minister of State for Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Ohiani said the project would also generate net present value of N1.5 billion, internal rate of return of 17.75 per […]


The nation’s infrastructure stock is set to witness significant boost with Tuesday’s launch of the Highway Development Management Initiative (HDMI), a novel initiative aimed at further attracting private sector funds in roads construction and rehabilitation across the country. Speaking at the procurement process for the concession of 12 major roads under the scheme, covering all the six geopolitical zones of the country, Acting Director General of the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission, ICRC, Mike Ohiani, stated […]

NIMASA To Deploy N50bn Floating Dockyard

BY YUSUF BABALOLA, Lagos The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) would soon deploy the N50bn floating dockyard it purchased. This was disclosed by the director-general of NIMASA, Dr Bashir Jamoh, who assured maritime stakeholders that the agency’s modular floating dock is in the process of being deployed. Jamoh, who was speaking during a visit to the managing director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Hadiza Bala-Usman at the NPA headquarters in Lagos, said, “I […]

Opportunity opens for investors as FG begins procurement process on concessioned highways

Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Works and Housing Investment window has just opened for investors interested in participating in the development and management of the federal government’s concessioned highways under the Highway Development and Management Initiative (HDMI). Notice of the commencement of procurement process for the initiative was given by Babatunde Fashola, minister for works and housing at brief ceremony in Abuja on Tuesday. The ministry was issued a Certificate of Compliance, a month ago, by […]

Gov Ikpeazu mourns death of ICRC DG, Chidi Izuwah

By Chijindu Emeruwa The Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu has expressed deep sadness over the passage of the Director-General of Infrastructure Concession and Regulatory Commission in the Presidency, Engr. Chidi Izuwah. Governor Ikpeazu described the demise of Engr. Izuwah as a major loss for the people of Abia State and recalled the fundamental interventions made by the deceased in favor of the State in his official capacity as Head of one of the most important […]



President Buhari mourns DG ICRC, Izuwah

  Afonne Emmanuel March 17, 2021 By Ismaila Chafe President Muhammadu Buhari has offered sincere condolences to the family and friends of Chidi Izuwah as well the management and staff of Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) on the passing of their Director-General. In a condolence message by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Tuesday, the president paid tribute to the accomplished Engineer and Management executive. He noted that […]


Director-General of the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission, ICRC, Engr. Chidi Izuwah has passed on at the age of 55. The sad event took place Tuesday 16th March 2021 after a protracted illness. In a message to the staff of the Commission earlier today, Acting Director-General of the Commission, Mike Ohiani wrote: “With a heavy heart I announce the passing away of our DG, Engr. Chidi Izuwah. You will be notified in due course about the […]

FG to concession 12 highways to private sectors

Faced with reality of paucity of funds confronting it, the Federal Government, Friday, commenced the procurement process to concession 12 highways to the private sectors under the Public Private Partnership, PPP, scheme. The concessions arrangement tagged the ‘Highway Development and Management Initiative HDMI’, being promoted by the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, would attract investments to the tune of over N1.134 trillion. The 12 highways selected for the pilot scheme include the Benin-Asaba, Abuja-Lokoja, […]


The Management of the Kaduna Polytechnic, Friday, renamed one of its newly renovated hostels, formerly Barnawa Hostels, after the late Deputy Director, Energy & Urban Infrastructure at the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission, (ICRC), High Chief Olusa Busari. The decision was made known by the Deputy Rector, Academics of the institution, Dr. Rosemary Kato in a message to the Director General of the ICRC, Engr. Chidi Izuwah. According to her, this is in recognition of his […]


PUBLIC NOTICE 1. INTRODUCTION The Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) was established by an Act of the National Assembly in 2005 to regulate Public-Private Partnership endeavours of the Federal Government aimed at addressing Nigeria’s physical infrastructure deficit which hampers economic development. The ICRC Act provides for the participation of the private sector in financing, construction, development, operation and maintenance of Federal Government infrastructure or development projects through concessions or contractual arrangements. To achieve this initiative, […]