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NPA Assures ICRC Of Continuous Cooperation

Posted: Mar 23, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has assured the Infrastructure Concession and Regulatory Commission (ICRC) of the it’s continuous support and cooperation in the discharge of its duties.

To achieve this, it has directed its Monitoring and Compliance Division to submit a copy of its quarterly reports to the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission.

NPA Managing Director, Mallam Habib Abdullahi gave this assurance yesterday while receiving a delegation of the commission led by its Director General Mallam Aminu Diko in his Marina office, Lagos.

The Managing Director remarked that it is commendable that ICRC is alive to its responsibility, which he said will give it the opportunity to get first-hand information on the challenges of the concession program and listen to observations from concessionaires.

Mallam Abdullahi announced that a public private partnership department will be established to take care of investors’ interest in the nation’s seaports.

While disclosing that some concession agreements which have expired have been extended because of investments by such concessionaires and, he promised to facilitate the flow of information between the ICRC and concessionaires.

Earlier the Director General of ICRC Mallam Aminu Diko had congratulated Mallam Habib Abdullahi on his re- appointment noting that his re- appointment is an indication of his dedication to duties and enjoined all civil servants to emulate him.

Mallam Diko disclosed that ICRC was established in 2005 for two major reasons which include; addressing physical infrastructure deficits and certifying projects by Ministries, Departments and Agencies. (MDAs) and Monitoring project compliance by concessionaires.

He told the Managing Director that ICRC is in Lagos to visit Lekki deep-sea ports projects and the Kiri Kiri Lighter Terminals 1&2 with a view to ascertaining the level of infrastructure development and condition respectively.
The Director General Further thanked the Managing Director for the support he received at delta ports.