Cadastre generates N1.2bn in 4 months


By Francisca Oluyole
Abuja, May 25, 2022 The Nigeria Mining Cadastre Office (NMCO) says it has generated N1.262 billion from January 2022 to April 2022.
Mr Obadiah Nkom, the Director- General of NMCO disclosed this while briefing newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday.

Nkom said that the amount was generated on a slow start within four months from issuance of mining titles, licence fees and among others.

Naija247news reports that NMCO generated N4.3 billion in 2021, an increase from the N2.3 billion it generated in 2020.

He said that the projection for 2021 was N2.5 billion but NMCO surpassed the projection to N4.3 billion.

“The figure is the highest ever generated to the federation account by NMCO over the years.”
NMCO is an autonomous agency of government saddled with the responsibility of managing and administering mineral titles.

“I have my projection for this year on the amount to generate for the sector but I always believe that I want to do better than previous years.

“Mining sector is not only about revenue generation, I know people want to see revenue, government also wants revenue but there are some factors that are more important than revenue.

“Bringing foreign investors to invest in the mining sector and administering mineral titles in most transparent ways are also important like revenue generation,” he said.

According to him, the ministry has 7,200 valid active mining titles as at today.
“We have 7, 200 active mining titles that are working.

“it is not about the numbers of mining titles we have now, it is about activities going on those fields.”