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Buhari Appoints Mining Cadastre Office Boss, Obadiah Nkom, for Second Term

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Engr. Obadiah Simon Nkom
Engr. Obadiah Simon Nkom


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President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Engr. Obadiah Simon Nkom as Director General of the Nigeria Mining Cadastre Office for a second and final term of four years with effect from January 12, 2023.

Nkom was first appointed on the 12th of January, 2019 for an initial period of four years.

According to a statement by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, under the leadership of Engr. Nkom in the past four years, the Nigeria Mining Cadastre Office recorded 86% increase in revenue generation, raking in over N8.9 billion between 2019 and 2021 compared to N4.8 billion generated in the corresponding period of 2016 – 2018.

“This also accounts for about 50% of the contribution of the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development to the economy.

“His recently-unveiled reforms in the automation of the Mining Cadastre system have revolutionalised online and real time mineral title administration and management.

“It is also to the credit of Engr Nkom during his first term that the Nigeria Mining Cadastre Office was named the best Agency of the Federal Government in the category of Digital Innovation Awards for the year 2022 under the auspices of the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA), for adding value to the activities of the Cadastre Office,” the statement read in part.

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