ICRC to concession Nigeria’s medical warehouse facilities

By Racheal Ishaya The Director-General, Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC), Mr Chidi Izuwah has said that plans to concession the medical warehouse facilities in Abuja and Lagos had reached advance stage. Izuwah said this on Monday in Abuja when he went on a pre handover monitoring visit to the Abuja Premier Medical Warehouse facility, also known as “Warehouse in a box. The Warehouse is a medical facility that safely stores lifesaving medicines needed in the […]


As part of a collaborative effort between the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission and the National Lottery Regulatory Commission, a Lottery management system aimed at simplifying the operation of lottery business in Nigeria is to be developed. This was made known when the DG of the ICRC, Engr. Chidi Izuwah, received the management of the Lottery Regulatory Commission at the ICRC head office, in Abuja, Wednesday. Speaking further, he disclosed that lottery as a business is […]

PPPs: Public Sector Skills Gap Worries FG

By James Emejo in Abuja The federal government has expressed its determination to put an end to what it described as lack of competence on the part of the public sector compared to their private sector counterparts. This, according to the government, leads to situations whereby the country had been denied value for money and often ended up being short-changed in the execution of Public Private Partnerships (PPPs). Permanent Secretary, Office of the Secretary to […]


Approval has been given to six companies to construct, reconstruct or rehabilitate 19 federal roads spread across 11 states of the federation. It is a laudable response by the Federal Government to the decrepit state of our road infrastructure, which has led to the death of thousands of people through road accidents. To be executed under the Road Infrastructure Development and Refurbishment Investment Tax Credit Scheme that emanated from Executive Order No. 007, this novelty […]

FG Promises to Leverage on PPPs to Address $3trn Infrastructure Deficit

The Federal Government says it will continue to leverage on Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) to bridge the three trillion dollars worth of infrastructure deficit in the country. The Director-General, Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC, Mr Chidi Izuwah said this on Tuesday in Abuja at the opening of the PPP Financing Policy and Law Masterclass. He said that there were many infrastructure projects that could be completed if the government collaborates with the Private Sector, in […]
Engr. Chidi K.C. Izuwah


After an impactful period of exceptional achievements in acting capacity including the declaration of the ICRC as the African Infrastructure Regulator of the Year 2018 by Africa Investor Magazine, the Senate last Thursday confirmed the appointment of Engr. Chidi Izuwah as the substantive Director-General/CEO of the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC). The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Works, HE Sen. Kabiru Gaya, said the three senators from Abia, the nominee’s state, endorsed his nomination. […]

Senate confirms INEC REC, DG of ICRC

The Senate on Thursday confirmed the appointment of Mr. Monday Udo Tom as a Resident Electoral Commission of the Independent National Electoral Commission; as well as that of Chidi Kennedy Izuwah as Director-General of the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission. The Senate presided over by Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, received reports from Committee on INEC,  Works, considered it before the confirmation of the duo. While congratulating Tom, Ekweremadu highlighted the importance of neutrality and independence of […]

Brainstorming the challenges in African PPPs

  Andrew Buisson Ikenna Emehelu January 03, 2019 On 16 October 2018 in Abuja, the Nigerian Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) and the Global Infrastructure Hub (GI Hub) played host to nearly 100 government representatives from 9 different countries – including about 70 delegates from 30 Nigerian ministries, states and parastatal agencies – to discuss risk allocation in Public Private Partnerships (PPPs). Proceedings were opened by insightful speeches from Vice President Yemi Osinbajo SAN, and […]


The Ona of Abaji and Chairman FCT Council of Chiefs, Alh. (Dr) Adamu Baba Yunusa paid the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) a courtesy visit on 19th January 2018 at the Commission’s office in Abuja. He was received by the ICRC Management team led by its Acting Director General, Engr. Chidi K. C. Izuwah Snr. Engr. Izuwah appreciated the royal visitor for taking time out of his busy schedule to visit the Commission. He shared […]


The Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC), Wednesday, held a concession review meeting with North South Power Company, concessionaires of the  Shiroro Hydropower Plant at the Commission’s office in Abuja. It was an opportunity to showcase the gains of the reforms in the nation’s power sector. In the words of the Director General of the Commission Engr. Chidi Izuwah at the event: “What the concessionaires of the Shiroro Hydro Power have demonstrated is a testimony of the […]

Hope rises for Ibom Deep Seaport as procurement process begins

By Udeme Akpan There are indications that the construction of the Ibom Deep Seaport (IDSP) will soon start following the advertisement of the Request for Qualification (RFQ) from reputable private sector port operators in partnership with the Akwa Ibom State Government and the Federal Government. The RFQ is a major step critical towards the implementation of the IDSP project, apparently one of the most promising Public- Private Partnership (PPP) initiatives in Africa because of the […]

Sustainable Railways Financing Webinar by the World Bank

Event Date: January 24th, 2018, 08:30 – 09:30 EST Railways are capital intensive and require regular investment to function effectively. The public sector cannot always meet the investment needs, which has created strong interest in mobilizing private investment in the railway sector. A new edition of “Railway Reform: A Toolkit for Improving Rail Sector Performance” explains how private financing can be attracted to the sector, with updated and expanded chapters on financing and governance and […]

FG, Akwa Ibom to commence Ibom Deep Seaport procurement

THE Federal Government and the Akwa Ibom State government will begin the procurement for the Ibom Deep Seaport (IDSP) project this month. A statement from the technical committee of the project recently said the procurement process will begin with seeking for private sector port developer/operators. It noted that the committee has chosen Global Maritime and Port Services Pte Ltd (GMAPS) of Singapore as the Transaction Advisor while PwC, Nigeria is the Project Manager. It said […]


The Federal Government of Nigeria and the Akwa Ibom State Government, in line with the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (est.) Act 2005 and the National Policy on Public Private Partnership on the Development of Ibom Deep Seaport.  

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FERMA, ICRC partners on road maintenance, funding

The managements of the Federal Road Management Agency (FERMA) and the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission are in a partnership that would engender a sustainable road infrastructure mechanism for the country. The decision was reached at a meeting between the two agencies in Abuja on Tuesday. At the meeting, the ICRC Acting Director General, Engr. Chidi Izuwah and FERMA’s Managing Director, Engr. Nurudeen Rafindadi, agreed to study all options and pick the ones that would change the […]