The National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, has bestowed its highest honor on Engr. Frank Odoom, a development that is adjudged as a major boost for the country’s mining sector.
Frank, who recently bagged the honor alongside ninety-six other graduates of NIPSS Senior Executive Course 45, had distinguished himself as a mining engineer in the minerals and mining sector of the Federal Public Service and attracted remarkable development to the country and sector, at home and abroad.
A Fellow of the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society, Odoom was appointed Acting Director, Department of Mines Inspectorate in the then Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, an appointment which took effect from April 1, 2019.
Prior to his appointment as Ag. Director of Mines Inspectorate, he had served meritoriously as Deputy Project Coordinator of the World Bank-assisted Mineral Sector Support for Economic Diversification project (MinDiver).
A COMEG & COREN-registered mining engineer and Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Mining Engineers, he earned eminence for his professional contribution to the development of the industry he joined in April 1996.
He rose through the ranks to be appointed Director on 1st January, 2020 while successfully dispensing various field and administrative responsibilities. The post he held until his merit based nomination as a participant for the Senior Executive Course 45, 2023 of the National Institute.
A remarkably young engineer earned the confidence of stakeholders through his professional antecedents in the country’s mining sector, especially that he successfully headed the Ministerial Task Force on Illegal Mining, while also serving as Head, Explosives Division of the Mines Inspectorate Department, before he was seconded to the World Bank project as Deputy Project Coordinator in 2017.
He has a wide-range of experience that will be harnessed for greater development of the Nigerian Mining sector.