MCO boss bags NUJ-FRCN Most Outstanding Mining DG award
The Director General, Nigerian Mining Cadastre Office (MCO), Engr. Obadiah Simon Nkom, has been recognized with the Most Outstanding Mining DG award in the country’s mining sector.
The award was organized by Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) and Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), Abuja operations chapel.
The award was presented to Engr. Nkom in Abuja during the 2023 Annual Press Week of the chapel.
The recognition was bestowed on the multiple award-wining D. G and Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers during the Press Week activities of NUJ-FRCN during the week.
According to FRCN Abuja Operations Chapel of NUJ, the Director General earned the recognition in view of his exceptional performance in administration as well as his ability to lead the successful implementation of strategic reforms in the mining sector towards the development of Nigerian economy.
Engr. Nkom, who is also a Fellow of Nigerian Mining and Geoscience Society, has served as President of the Society.
The Media body further explained that under Nkom’s leadership, MCO scaled revenue target and recorded increase in revenue generations, raking in over N8.9 billion between 2019 and 2022.
This, the media body described as a milestone and significant pointer to the commitment of government, through the agency as the most pursuit and realization of the set goal of national economic diversification.
Giving more reasons for bestowing the honor on Engr. Nkom, the NUJ-FRCN chapel said: “Another reason is the recent unveiling reforms of automation of the Mining Cadastre system that has transformed online and real time mineral title administration and management.”
The media body described Engr. Obadiah Nkom as an administrator who stands out, stating that “his good disposition towards the media is second to none.
“Since Engr Nkom came on board as the Director General of the agency, he has put in place, strategies that led to improvement in the visibility of MCO, one of which was the establishment of a Press Unit in the agency in 2019, a development that has presented MCO as a media-friendly organization.”
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