A brief history
The Office of PPP was established in December, 2008 to accelerate the development of infrastructure in Lagos State in line with the vision of making Lagos, Africa’s Model Megacity. The Office works closely with Ministries Departments Agencies (MDAs) involved in infrastructure delivery, and reports to the Office of the Executive Governor of Lagos State who is the approving authority for all procurement projects, including PPPs. The Office was initially set up as an entity within the Office of the Executive Governor, however the Lagos State Public Partnership Bill establishing the Office was signed into Law in June 2011. The Office of PPP is a “one-stop shop” in the sense that prospective investors are given prompt assistance to ensure efficient project implementation in accordance with the legal and regulatory framework.
The Office thus acts as a key enabler in Lagos State for the development of high quality infrastructure to attain its Model Megacity vision. . To fulfill this role effectively, the Office acts as a liaison between the private sector and MDAs to ensure that the State Government enters into meaningful partnerships with private investors and developers across a range of sectors.
The Office comprises of a team of high-caliber professionals, who have worked extensively in both the public and private sectors with expertise in the areas of finance, procurement, engineering/ construction, legal analysis, project management, led by a Director-General. These skills are made available to MDAs in helping to structure value-for-money PPP projects.