In order to discharge its duties more professionally toward effectively regulating mining and geosciences practice in the country, the Council of Nigerian Mining Engineers and Geoscientists (COMEG) has relocated its corporate head office from Number 9, Okemesi Crescent, Garki II, to Number 9, 24 Crescent, Second Avenue, Gwarimpa, Abuja. The Council has also opened an Abuja Office at Number 9, Ihiala Street, Area 2, Garki, Abuja.
Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of COMEG, Professor Zacheus Opafunso who made the disclosure today in Abuja, said the decision to relocate the administrative headquarters was in line with ongoing efforts by the Management of the Council to reposition the organization for greater service delivery to the public, adding that the FCT Office of COMEG will improve administration of all regulatory matters in mining and geosciences that relate to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
While commending Staff and Management of the Council for the milestones recorded while in Okemesi Crescent, he explained that the quest for greater space to accommodate emerging development necessitated the relocation to the two new offices.
Opafunso, who said that set goals are being realized, commended the Honorable Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Arc. Olamilekan Adegbite for his responsiveness to the needs of COMEG.
Opafunso particularly commended the Honorable Minister and the Honorable Minister of State, Gbemisola Saraki and the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Oluwatoyin Akinlade for their individual and collective commitment to the greater realization of the mandate of the Council, stating that their support for the ongoing review of COMEG Act demonstrates the commitment of the Ministry to the development of COMEG.
Opafunso further said that the relocation of COMEG administrative head office will improve the discharge of the regulatory functions of the Agency.