FG moves for better mining sector
North Central stakeholders in the mining sector, yesterday, sensitised on the adoption of the Electronic Mining Cadastre System.
Speaking at the workshop, which was held in Jos, Plateau State, Director General/CEO of Nigeria Mining Cadastre Office (NMCO), Simon Nkom, noted that the system would boost the administration of mineral titles, reduce licence processing, increase productivity and latitude to other pressing issues.
He said: “To harness the benefits of the Electronic Mining Cadastre System, stakeholders must adopt the model. Adoption is beyond acceptance to use the system alone, it also includes joining hands in growing the sector.
“Stakeholders can access with ease and transparency the Nigeria Mining Cadastre Office offers as a gateway to wealth away from oil.”
In his speech, the Director General/Chief Executive of Nigerian Institute of Mining and Geosciences (NIMG), Jos, Prof. S. B. Hassan, who represented the Minister of Mines and Steels Development, Olamilekan Adegbite, said the workshop was to develop the sector, specifically tailored to achieve the Federal Government’s developmental agenda.
Plateau State Commissioner for Mineral Development, Jude Dakur, in his remarks, observed that minerals’ contribution to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Nigeria had engendered socio-economic development and improved revenues.