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Mines Minister launches SOP for sector

By Ernest Nzor, Abuja
19 August 2022   |   6:54 am
The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Arc. Olamilekan Adegbite, on Thursday, launched the Standard Operative Procedure (SOP), for the mining sector in Nigeria for economic diversification.

Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite. Photo: TWITTER/LEKANADEGBITE

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Arc. Olamilekan Adegbite, on Thursday, launched the Standard Operative Procedure (SOP), for the mining sector in Nigeria for economic diversification.

Recall that standard operating procedure is a set of written instructions that describes the step-by-step process that must be taken to properly perform a routine activity.

Launching the SOP in Abuja, the minister call on the staff to be committed to the SOP launch to grow the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) resources that would benefit the whole nation.

Adegbite said: “SOP should be followed the exact same way every time to guarantee that the organization remains consistent and in compliance with the sector regulations and business standards.

“What is constant in life is change there’s always change coming up. But also, change is the most difficult for us as human beings in order to adapt because once you get comfortable with a position, it’s always difficult to change.

“I want everybody from the directors down to understand that this SOP is going to make us more efficient to do less and achieve more. That’s what it will do for us, we are going e-government’s and this will make us work to be more productive,” he said.

In her remarks, Minister of Mines for State, Sen. Gbemisola Saraki, who commends the lunch of SOP, said that it’s efficient for the ministry.

According to her, “The SOP is transparency and will assist in ensuring the effectiveness in the ministry and all the agencies in the discharge of their duties is first class”.

Speaking earlier, the Permanent Secretary, Dr Oluwatoyin Akinlade, noted that the SOPs will provide the staff of the ministry with guidelines and instructions on recurring workflow processes and activities for all hidden.

However, the director of human resources management and chairman of Standard Operative Procedure (SOP), Mr Muhammad Kabir Suleiman, said: “The reforms agenda of federal civil service we have been classified as one of the pioneer ministries in terms of automation and all efforts is geared towards ensuring that we meet this classification.

“I implore my distinguished colleagues that this is a challenge that has been given to all of us and I pray that we are going to rise to the challenge”.