08/12/2015
Cross section of participants at the Forum

Q4 2015 PPP UNITS CONSULTATIVE FORUM (3PUCF) HOLDS IN ABUJA

The fourth quarter (Q4) 2015, 3PUCF held on Thursday 03 December 2015 at the Federal Ministry of Works (FMoW) conference room. The forum had in attendance, representatives of various Public Private Partnership Units across several Ministries, Departments and Agencies as well as some private sector operators. The meeting started with a welcome remark by Engr. A.G Magaji, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Works. In his address to participants, he commended the innovation buy the ICRC […]
10/09/2015

STRENGTHENING INFRASTRUCTURE COMMISSION FOR IMPROVED PERFORMANCE

RAISING sufficient funds for developmental projects in meeting the needs of the people has become a source of worry to the global community. As Economists would say, human wants are many but the means to satisfy them are grossly limited. Therefore, providing adequate social infrastructures such as, health, education, food, houses, good roads, better air or rail transport, creating employments and others for the people has become source of concern for several countries of the world […]
07/09/2015

DON’T STALL THE SECOND NIGER BRIDGE PROJECT-EDITORIAL

THE news that work on the long-awaited Second Niger Bridge may be stalled again on technical and other grounds leaves a bitter taste in the mouth. The bridge, which is conceived to ease traffic and provide an alternative to the ageing first Niger Bridge at Onitsha, is a critical arterial infrastructure that will link the rest of the country with the communities in the South-East and South-South of Nigeria. This veritable gateway to the South-East […]
07/09/2015

PPP CHILD OF NECESSITY THAT MUST BE NURTURED – FG

Abuja, Sept 3, 2015. The Federal Government on Thursday said the Public Private Partnership (PPP) concept was a child of necessity “that must be nurtured to fruition’’ in its quest to reverse the country’s infrastructure deficit. The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, Mrs Anastasia Daniel-Nwaobia, stated this at a PPP consultative forum organised by the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) in Abuja. She said that massive investments beyond the means available to government […]
02/09/2015
ICRC CLARIFIES ITS POSITION ON THE 2ND NIGER BRIDGE
The Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission is deeply concerned about the recent media reports on the 2nd Niger Bridge which emanated from the Director General’s media briefing on August 26, 2015, following a meeting with His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR. The Director General, Mr Aminu Diko, had briefed the President on the status of PPP projects in the Commission over which it performed regulatory oversight. As expected the 2nd Niger Bridge was one of the […]
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 […]
13/08/2015
ICRC ADVANCES THE USE OF PPP TO TACKLE NATIONAL SECURITY
Abuja, Nigeria; 13 August 2015: Director General of the ICRC, Mr. Aminu Diko, has emphasised the usefulness of getting the private sector involved in the provision of national security infrastructure through Public Private Partnerships. He expressed this view while presenting a lecture titled “Infrastructure and National Development: Implication for National Security” to participants of the Executive Intelligence Management Course (EIMC) 8 at the Institute for Security Studies, Abuja. According to Mr. Diko, who was represented by […]
07/08/2015
ICRC TO COLLABORATE WITH UNIVERSITY OF ABUJA ON PPP
The Director General, Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC), Mr Aminu Diko has stressed the need for MDAs to subject their public private partnership endeavours to the regulatory oversight of the Commission to ensure the projects attract potential private investors. Mr. Diko made this known when he received the Vice Chancellor, and members of the management team of the University of Abuja who paid a familiarization visit to the Commission. According to the DG, ICRC, “it […]
05/08/2015
ICRC & NATIONAL POPULATION COMMISSION CONSIDER THE USE OF PPP FOR THE AUTOMATION OF THE PROCESS OF REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS, DEATHS, ETC
Abuja, Nigeria; 5 August, 2015:Director General of the ICRC, Mr. Aminu Diko, has expressed the readiness of the Commission to work with the National Population Commission in the automation of the process of the generation of national data on deaths, births, marriages, stillbirths, etc in the country through Public Private Partnership (PPP) option.  He expressed this view through the Commission’s Executive Director, PPP Resource Department, Engr. Chidi Izuwah, during a courtesy visit by the  National […]
30/07/2015
PRESS RELEASE: ICRC/ NATIONAL PRIMARY HEALTHCARE DEVELOPMENT AGENCY TO COLLABORATE ON SERVICE DELIVERY
Abuja, Nigeria; 30 July 2015: Director General of the ICRC, Mr. Aminu Diko, has expressed the readiness of the Commission to cooperate with other agencies of government and the private sector towards the provision of basic infrastructure services through PPP. He expressed this position while playing host to the Executive Director/CEO and members of the management team of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), who paid him a courtesy visit, Thursday. While welcoming his guests, […]
24/07/2015

ICRC TO BRING MODERN TECHNOLOGY TO MEDICAL PRACTICE VIA PPP – DIKO

Abuja, July 22, 2015 (NAN) The Director-General, Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC), Mr Aminu Diko has pledged the Commission’s commitment to improving medical services in the country through Public Private Partnership. Diko said this on Wednesday in Abuja during an oversight visit to Garki Hospital Abuja, which is currently managed through a PPP concessionary agreement by Nisa Premier Hospital. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Garki Hospital Abuja is owned by the Federal […]
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 […]