Project proposal enters list of published projects pipeline
Project Proposal was published by ICRC
Ekiti , Akwa Ibom , Bauchi , Gombe , Kaduna , Niger , Ondo , Oyo , Plateau , Sokoto , Federal Capital Territory , Anambra , Ebonyi , Kano , Ogun , Zamfara , Cross River , Kwara , Benue , Edo , Imo , Jigawa , Kebbi , Taraba
Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Nigeria is the largest market in Sub-Saharan Africa both in terms of economic output and demand. However, historic strong and consistent GDP growth is now under pressure from external and internal market forces. The supply of grain in Nigeria is far in excess of 25m MT demand per annum. The silos complexes will be better utilized for efficient grain reserve in post-harvest services. Diversification of the economy is critical if Nigeria is to sustain a strong balance of payment position. The agricultural sector is considered an engine of growth capable of generating broad-based development outcomes needed for rapid economic transformation. The agricultural sector has been central to Nigeria’s poverty reduction and employment generation efforts. The major grain crops that contribute to the total crop production are maize, sorghum, millet and rice.
The 24 silo complexes to be concessioned are: Ado-Ekiti-Ekiti, Akure Ondo,Bauchi-Bauchi, Bulasa-Kebbi, Ezillo-Ebonyi, Gaya-Kano, Gombe-Gombe, Ibadan-Oyo, Igbariam-Anambra, Ikene-Ogun, Ilorin-Kwara, Irrua-Edo, Jahun-Jigawa, Jalingo-Taraba, Jos-Plateau, Kaduna-Kaduna, Kwali-FCT, Lafiagi-Kwara, Makurdi-Benue, Minna-Niger, Ogoja-Cross River, Okigwe-Imo, Sokoto-Sokoto and Uyo-Akwa-Ibom. The Silo Complexes irrespective of their storage capacity have the following features: a) Concrete block fence b) Silo bins (flat bottom) c) Weigh bridge d) Grains Dryer e) Grains Cleaner f) Administrative office g) Workshop building h) Grains bagging plant i) Drivers’ lodge (in some of the new Silos) j) Generators/generator house k) Electric power transformer l) Borehole/elevated water tanks m) Drainage system n) Trucks parking area o) Access to public utilities (power and water supply) p) Expanse of land for future expansion
The Silos will serve to increase storage utilization and the efficiency of grain trading and post harvest services. As a service provider, the silo operator could allow smallholder and commercial farmers, traders and processors to use the handling and storage facilities in the silo complex for a fee. This operating model is described as “Post-Harvest Handling and Storage Services.”
The rationale for adopting a PPP model in the operations and maintenance of the Silo facilities is to overcome the following challenges that have adversely impacted on the operations and installed capacity utilization. Some of the challenges include: • Inadequate budgetary allocations for facility maintenance • Erratic power supply and non-maintenance of generator sets. • Most of the Silos in operation require repairs, and maintenance. • Absence of environmental management plan to guide the mitigation of environmental impact, e.g., waste disposal at the Silos, health of workers who work with chemicals for preserving grains, and the non-planting of trees around the Silo areas especially in the Northeast region to prevent the effect of cyclone on the facilities. • Absence of competitive market in the grain storage in Nigeria resulting in non-market determined tariff for storage.
Stakeholder consultations with Silos concession project were held in the following locations: – Sokoto (NW) – Bauchi (NE) – Minna (NC) – Ibadan (SW) – Enugu (SE) and – Calabar (SS) The objective of stakeholder consultations was to: – Sensitize the host zone/state/town/community on the need for the concession program and accrued benefits; – Get inputs from participants for possible inclusion in Request for Proposal (RfP) for the silo concession; – Synthesize ideas/ opinions as to how to integrate local/farming communities into the concession program ; – Review the adaptability of various models/best practices into local situation as regards the transfer of “ownership” of Government assets located within a specific catchment area. The key stakeholder for the silo complex offering these services include grain producers, intermediaries and off takers seeking to improve the consistency of the supply chain and reduce post-harvest losses. Stakeholder engagement sessions as well as round table discussions have been conducted to ensure that stakeholders needs and expectations are and will be meet.
Information will be published as soon as it is available.
Project Proposal was published by ICRC
EOI Advertised for concessionaires
Presidential Approval Granted
The Federal government has carried out the financial bid opening, evaluation and announcement of preferred bidder and reserved bidder for the various silos.