ABUJA — 158 projects were incorporated into the public-private partnership (PPP) pipeline projects within 2020 by the federal government according to the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC).
ICRC is an agency responsible for the regulation and implementation of Public-Private Partnership which is focused on promoting the provision of infrastructure services.
The projects were incorporated across different sectors of the private-public partnership.
This was indicated in the commission’s annual report and accounts for 2020.
“These projects included the development of the Bonny Deep Seaport in Rivers, development of Ibom Deep Sea Port in Akwa Ibom, and automated ticketing portal for the Nigerian Railway Corporation.
“Upgrading, Expansion and Operation of the Nigerian Correctional Services Shoe/Garment/Leather Factories in Aba-Abia State and Janguza-Kano State; Renovation of the Students’ Hostel, Kaduna Polytechnic.
“Solar Power Off-Grid Rural Electrification, and Deployment of Specialised Services Automation Project of the Nigeria Police Force,” the report said.
According to ICRC’s acting DG, Michael Ohiani, outline business case (OBC) compliance certificates were granted for some key projects in the transportation sector.
She disclosed that some of these projects have proceeded to the procurement stage and others are to follow suit soonest.
The projects are; Truck Transit Parks in Obollo-Afor, Enugu State; Aviele and Benin Bye-Pass, Edo; Lokoja, Kogi; and Illela, Sokoto State, the concession of the four International Airport Terminals in Abuja, Lagos, Kano and Port Harcourt
Others include the ministry of works and housing highway development and management initiative (HDMI) for 12 selected routes; re-development and operations of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) passenger berthing facility in Lagos state.