The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has revealed that the approval by the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) of the Outline Business Case (OBC’s) Certificate of Compliance presented by the Director General of the ICRC, Barrister Mike Ohiani to the Ministry of Interior showed that the project is bankable, reliable and of value.
Aregbesola stated this today, Thursday, 11 November, 2021 during the Inauguration of the Project Steering Committee of Life Safety System, Networking, Monitoring and Dispatcher Real-Time Integration System (LSSNMDI) and the formal presentation of the Project’s Business Case Certificate of Compliance in his office today in Abuja.
“Certificate shows the project is bankable, machine to machine and real time alert of the fire emergencies to which Federal, State and Local Government Fire Services can adopt for effective service delivery. All fire services can and will make the best use of this project,” the Minister stressed.
The Minister inaugurated two committees as follows:
Project Steering Committee (PSC) with the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola as Chairman; and the Project Delivery Team(PDT) with the Permanent Secretary of Interior Ministry, Dr Shuaib Belgore as Chairman.
He charged members of the Committees to put in their best commitment to ensure that the safety of lives and properties in terms of fire disaster is well managed to the barest minimum in Nigeria.
The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Dr. Shuaib Belgore in his welcome address noted that following the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC)’s approval of Outline Business Case (OBC) of the above mentioned Project of the Federal Fire Service (FFS) under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement are very important milestones not only to the Ministry of Interior, but to the overall developmental objectives of the nation in general.
Dr Belgore speaking further said, “by virtue of the powers vested under the ICRC Act (2005) as Chairman of all Project Delivery Team of PPP projects of the Ministry of Interior Safety System Networking, Monitoring & Real-Life Dispatcher Integration Technology (LSSNDI) will be properly managed”.