14/08/2015

USING ICRC TO FIGHT CORRUPTION

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari’s government has left no one in doubt that it has zero tolerance for corruption. The fight against corruption will be won or lost depending on how the government handles the civil service, which is the engine room of corruption in the public sector. The corruption-riddled public procurement process in the country must be reformed for us to make progress. The concept of contracting projects and government procurement has over the years meant […]
02/07/2015

EXCLUSIVE: JODA COMMITTEE TO BUHARI: MERGE DEBT-RIDDEN ARIK, AERO, OTHERS TO FORM NATIONAL CARRIER

The Buhari administration may be considering merging all debtor airlines in the country into a national carrier, capable of serving the West and Central African regions, with Nigeria as the regional aviation hub. That is part of the recommendations by the Ahmed Joda transition committee, which submitted its report to President Muhammadu Buhari about two weeks ago. Volumes of the report were exclusively obtained by PREMIUM TIMES. Six of Nigeria’s leading domestic airlines are currently […]
02/07/2015

BRINGING PRIVATE SECTOR INTO MAINSTREAM OF GOVERNANCE

It is increasingly becoming clear that the business of governance can no longer be limited to government if desired result of making life better for the citizens is to be met. It is in this light that the strategic alliance with the private sector in the area of public utility services is more germane now than ever before. The Nigerian government moved away from the usual mouthing of the alliance, by it following it up […]
29/06/2015

BRINGING PRIVATE SECTOR INTO MAINSTREAM OF GOVERNANCE

IT is increasingly becoming clear that the business of governance can no longer be limited to government if desired result of making life better for the citizens is to be met. It is in this light that the strategic alliance with the private sector in the area of public utility services is more germane now than ever before. The Nigerian government moved away from the usual mouthing of the alliance, by it following it up […]
09/06/2015
Q2 2015 MEETING OF THE PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP UNIT CONSULTATIVE FORUM (3PUCF)

REPORT OF Q2 2015 MEETING OF THE PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP UNIT CONSULTATIVE FORUM (3PUCF)

It was another opportunity for knowledge enrichment and experience sharing at the occasion of the second quarter 2015, 3PUCF, which held on 4th June 2015 at the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) conference room. The forum had in attendance, over forty Heads and team members of PPP Units across several Ministries, Departments and Agencies; and some members of the private sector. The DG of ICRC, Mr. Aminu Diko represented by Mr. Odili Onu in his […]
09/06/2015
Q4 2014 MEETING OF THE PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP UNIT CONSULTATIVE FORUM (3PUCF)

REPORT OF Q4 2015 MEETING OF THE PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP UNIT CONSULTATIVE FORUM (3PUCF)

The fourth quarter meeting of the 3PUCF held on 4 December 2014 at the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC).  The meeting was attended by over 20 Heads of Public Private Partnership (PPP) units from various Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). 3PUCF is a brain child of the PPP Resource Department of the ICRC. It is an informal and voluntary forum designed to provide a platform for Heads of PPP Units in Federal MDAs for knowledge […]
16/03/2015
ICRC BOARD SENDS OFF MR. CHARLES MORDI

ICRC BOARD SENDS OFF MR. CHARLES MORDI.

  The Board of the ICRC organised a send off lunch for one of its members, Mr. Charles Mordi on 12thMarch 2015 at Chopsticks restaurant in Maitama, Abuja. The lunch had in attendance most members of ICRC Board including the Chairman, Sen. Ken Nnamani. Mr. Mordi has been representing the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor on the ICRC Board since September 2013 and will be retiring from the CBN in April 2015 having served […]
09/03/2015
Cross section of participants at the meeting

AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK TO STIMULATE MORE PRIVATE SECTOR INVESTMENT IN INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT

The African Development Bank has stated that the rationale behind the establishment of regional Public Private Partnership (PPP) hubs is to stimulate more private sector led interventions in infrastructure development across the African continent. The Principal Private Sector Specialist of the African Development Bank (AfDB)’s Nigerian country office, Mr. Emmanuel Akinwunmi said this at the first quarter 2015 meeting of the Public Private Partnership Units Consultative Forum (3PUCF) held on 5th March 2015 at the […]