THE DIDP INITIATIVE
The Delta State Integrated Development Programme (DIDP) by the Uduaghan led administration was established in July 2007 to create new solutions for the development and delivery of sustainable infrastructure through Public/Private Partnership initiative that works.
Significant focus is being placed on the need for new solutions for the development and delivery of infrastructure in Delta State. The aim of the DIDP is to facilitate the provision of infrastructure by encouraging private investment.
The DIDP’s mission is to identify, create and structure financeable and sustainable private sector involvement in investment and infrastructure project opportunities.
The vision of the State Integrated Development Programme (IDP) is to invite, negotiate and partner with investors in the deployment of infrastructure to:
- Build a Systematic and sustained economic development strategy for Delta State,
- Open a wide range of planned and viable business opportunities,
- Turn the state into an attractive and compelling business environment,
- Help potential investors to avoid bureaucratic bottle necks and smooth the process of establishing their business in the state.
DIDP operates as a Public/Private Partnership (PPP) project development agency, guided by the following key operating principles:
Undertake pre-financial close development activities.
- Choose projects that help Delta State Governor to meet the Three Point agenda of Peace and Security, Human Capital and Infrastructure Development.
- DIDP’s approach is markedly different from much of the traditional PPP approach of several State Governments in Nigeria and Africa.
- DIDP takes a pioneering development role and offers a full growth capability that includes taking a project from the earliest stage-a project idea to a final economically viable financed project.
- DIDP do not award Government contracts and they are not part of the Public Expenditure structure (Budget) of the state. They thus seek investors not just technical partners. DIDP DO NOT accept Proposals that require financing from Government funds.
- All proposals to DIDP Must show Financial and Technical capability to qualify for consideration.
- They do Due Diligence on ALL companies and individuals who submit partnership proposals to them covering legal status, financial, technical, operational and competency profile.