DG Wants Amendment Of Law On ICRC’s Operations


The Director General of the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC), Alhaji Aminu Dikko, has called for amendment of the law guiding the operation of the commission.
Dikko made the call while fielding questions from State House correspondents in Abuja on Wednesday, after briefing President Muhammadu Buhari on the activities of the commission.
He said that the amendment had become imperative in view of the fact that the law being operated by the commission was ineffective in addressing the commission’s limitations.
He said the commission also discussed with the President the need to review the law.
According to him, there is already a proposal for the amendment of the law to make the commission function effectively, saying that the President has agreed to support the bill for amendment
“We did mention to the President, some of the limitations the commission has, one of which is the law that we operate; It is very ineffective.
“So we have proposed an amendment to the law and he has agreed to support the passing of the bill when it comes back to him from the Attorney General’s office,” he said.
On the second Niger bridge, Dikko said the commission, in performing its regulatory oversight, had been discussing with the Ministry of Works on the state of the project.
According to him, the commission has asked the ministry to review the contract and justify the cost of the project.
Dikko explained that the Second Niger Bridge was one of the projects discussed with president Buhari.
He explained that the project was not something that could be completed in the next six months, and therefore appealed to Nigerians to be patient
“I will like us to be patient about it; we know that it is a critical road; we also know how Nigerians suffer during festive periods, and we hear people sleep on that old bridge.
“The time has come for us to bring succour to Nigerians,” Dikko said.