Commenting on today’s announcement that the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) will become an Executive Agency, Dr Nelson Ogunshakin OBE said:
"Though the industry is disappointed that the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) was not given legislative footing as anticipated in September, we are pleased that the NIC will continue its important role as an Executive Agency.
"We rest assured that this platform will allow the government to receive the best possible advice on infrastructure priorities due to the strong qualifications of those industry leaders already on the commission, with the appointment of Sir John Armitt as Deputy Chairman being particularly encouraging .
"Today’s appointment of Sir John is highly welcomed by ACE and the industry. Sir John’s leadership has helped the NIC since its foundation,making it quite appropriate to have him involved in achieving the NIC’s objectives.
"We are pleased that the government has continued to realise the vital importance of expertly guided planning to deal with long-term infrastructure challenges, and the industry will strive to provide maximum support towards successful execution of the initiative."