. . . as Director General tasks Zonal Officers on adherence to rules
The Nigeria Mining Cadatsre Office (MCO) has concluded training and deployment of Zonal Officers who will manage the affairs of its six Zonal Offices established in the six geo-political zones of the country.
The posting came at the end of the two-day training and induction exercise organized by the Office for the Zonal Officers.
The Zonal Heads/Officers and their zones are as follows: Eche Friday Omaji, North West Zone (Kaduna); Franklyn Ikechukwu Osuhor, North Central (Jos); Lamechi Yilah Ngale, North East (Maiduguri); Emmanuel Chukwu Onovo, South South (Benin); Anita Nweke, South East (Enugu); and Kayode Micheal Samuel, South West (Ibadan).
The participants were taken through the roles and service delivery expectations of the Departments and Units of the Agency by Directors and Representatives from various Departments and Legal Unit.
The Director-General, Mining Cadastre Office (MCO), Engr. Obadiah Simon Nkom charged them to adhere to rules governing the operation of Zonal Offices across the country. He said rules are meant to be obeyed in order to achieve set goals.
The Head, Media and Publicty, MCO, Folasade Fatoke who confirmed the development to our corespondent, quoted the Director-General as saying that ‘all staff must imbibe the culture of best practices,’ adding that zonal offices also have very important roles to play in the realisation of government’s set goal to diversify the economy by developing the solid minerals sector.
It is pertinent to note that as a prelude to switchover to online administration of mineral titles, the MCO established zonal offices in the six geopolitical zones of the country.
The Director General said zonal offices must work in line with operational guidelines in order to ensure holistic realisation of set goals.
He stressed the importance of the Agency’s migration to digital cadastre system, stating that it will make application for Mineral Titles easy, as well as encourage prospective investors, thereby boosting the Nigerian economy.
The Director General who expressed confidence in the ability of the pioneers zonal officers to carry out zonal operations said ‘only the best conduct and best results are expected of them.’
Addressing the pioneer staff of the zones, the Director General said: ‘We are sending you to the zonal offices as ambassadors of the Mining Cadastre Office, and we expect only the best from you.’
The Director General who shared his work-life experiences with the new officers, further stressed the importance of adhering to rules saying: ‘You must adhere strictly to the provisions of the Act governing the establishment of the Agency as this will enable you to leverage on government’s programmes aimed at developing the solid mineral sector toward diversifying the economy.’
He encouraged the zonal officers to sustain the motivation garnered from the training, as well as be focused and diligent in their responsibilities.
The Director, Registry, MCO, Dr. Sidikat Salau who gave the overview of the Cadastre Office at the training, implored officers to be punctual and diligent in their dealings.