The Agency has a Director-General/CEO as its head with five departments headed by Directors namely,
- Monitoring and Coordination
- Human Resources and Finance
- Legal Services
The Registry Department is one of the three (3) technical departments of the Nigeria Mining Cadastre Office (MCO) and is the custodian of all Mineral Title records in the office. The department is shouldered with the responsibility of record keeping, preparation of Mineral blocks for bidding, and Modification of Mineral Titles (Renewal, Relinquishment, Abandon/Surrender, Consolidate, Transfer, etc.), during the year under review, the following was achieved.
The Concession department is one of the Technical departments of the Mining Cadastre Office. The department is responsible for, new Mineral Title applications (receiving, processing, granting or refusing the application, preparing and issuance of Licences with specific reference to applications for new Mineral Titles, Permit and applications for the Extension of areas (Enlargement) and dissemination of information. Staff of the Department also engage in fieldwork, conducting delineation and demarcation of Mineral Title boundaries as required.
The Unit is responsible for representing the Agency in various courts and conducts the Legal check of documents in support of Mineral titles’ applications; e.g. Certificate of Incorporation Form; CAC 2, CAC 7; Attestation, amongst other things.
Other duties of the Unit involve; Preparation of Contract Agreement and Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) as the case may be, Proffering Legal Advisory Services in accordance with the Nigerian Minerals and Mining Act, 2007 and its Regulations, Certification of Mineral Titles and other documents upon payment of the prescribed fees, responding to Due Diligence/Search upon the payment of the prescribed fees.
Human Resources and Finance
The department is divided into sections with each handling different activity of the financial transactions and documentation.
1 Finance & Accounts
The finance & Accounts dept. deals with the management of the financial resources of the office. It is saddled with the responsibility of Budget Preparation and Monitoring, Revenue Collection, Payment Procedures.
2 Internal Audit
This is one of the management control units instituted to, in addition to safeguarding the assets of the organization, ensure that activities relating to the acquisition, utilization and disposal of all resources of the organization are carried out in a most efficient manner to ensure value for money.
Monitoring and Coordination
The Monitoring and Coordination department of the Mining Cadastre Office mandated to manage conflict based on compliance before and during the actual mining Project.
The department carried out all investigations on their individual merits making use of all relevant and available resource without excluding MCO’s data for statutory confirmation of the affected Mineral Titles to accelerate the efficient delivery of the mandate of the department.
There are also six units made up of
- Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Unit
- Internal Audit Unit
- Press Unit
- Public Relations and Protocol Unit
- Procurement Unit
- Store Unit
- Research, Development and Sustainability Unit
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Unit
The ICT Unit is the Hub of Mining Cadastre Office, right from the establishment of the Agency. The Unit has been a service unit ensuring the smooth flow of work and a lot to do, In order to prepare for the full operation and migration to eMC+, the ICT unit is working with the MINDIVER to achieve its goal.
This unit manages the use of the computers, software, network, and ICT infrastructures for the efficient running of the NMCO. It is also in charge of maintaining the website and portal of the agency.
Internal Audit Unit
This unit ensures all the accounting transactions of the office are audited and conform to acceptable norms
The Unit is saddled with the responsibility of providing media and publicity services for its Principal. It brings to the public domain the programmes and activities of the Agency and further manages the relationship between the Agency and the Local and International media.
Public Relations and Protocol Unit
This unit is responsible for coordinating activities in the event of any occasion
Research, Development and Sustainability Unit
The Unit is a newly created component of the Office, established to increase or enhance the capacity of the office through creative and systematic work processes guided by sustainability principles within the scope and limitations of the mandate of the Mining Cadastre Office.
In July 2020, the Six (6) Zonal Mining Cadastre offices were established in the six (6) Geo-Political Zones. Each of the Zonal office is headed by a Senior staff of not less than Grade Level 12. They are supported by the newly employed staff. All the Zonal officers have assumed duty and the offices commissioned and in full use. In order to create awareness of the establishment of the MCO Zonal offices, all the Zonal Heads embarked on curtesy visits to all the Zonal Mines officers (ZMO’s) and Federal Mines Officers (FMO’s). The Zonal officers also visited other organizations to inform them of the establishment of MCO Zonal offices.
North Central – Jos Zonal office.
The office which is located within the Mining Complex, situated at No. 2 Club Road, Opposite Federal High Court, Jos, Plateau State, is headed by Mohammed Abarshi, supported by 6 newly employed staff; two (2) Geologists, two (2) Surveyors an Administrative officer and a Driver. On assumption of duty the Zonal Head engaged the staff on in-house lectures about the Mining Cadastre office and its operations to enable staff get acquainted with the day-to-day work schedule of the office including the operations of eMC+.
South-East – Enugu Zonal office.
The office is located at No. 2 Leck Avenue, opposite State CID, GRA, Enugu, in the same building housing the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development and Nigerian Geological Survey Agency and is headed by Nweke Anita(Mrs) supported by 8 newly employed staff; two (2) Geologists (1) Mining Engineer, two (2) Administrative officers, an Accountant and a Driver. On assumption of duty the Zonal Head engaged the staff on in-house lectures about the Mining Cadastre office and its operations to enable staff get acquainted with the day-to-day work schedule of the office.
South-South – Benin Zonal office.
The office is headed by Chukwu Emmanuel Onovo, supported by 4 newly employed staff; one (1) Mining Engineer, one (1) Geologist an Administrative officer and a Driver. On assumption of duty the Zonal Head an opening ceremony was conducted, this was followed by cleaning and purchasing of some basic office needs.
North West – Kaduna Zonal office.
The office is located on the 1st Floor of the National Steel Raw Material Exploration Agency Building Complex, No.18A Rabah Road, Malali, Kaduna State and is headed by Eche O. Friday, supported by 6 newly employed staff; two (2) Administrative officers, one (1) Accountant, one (1) Scientific officer, one (1) System Analyst and a Driver.
North East – Maiduguri Zonal office.
The office which is situated within the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development Building Complex along Lake-chad Nursery Street Maiduguri, Borno State, is headed by Ngale Y. Lamech, supported by 5 newly employed staff; one (1) Mines Officer one (1) Surveyor, an Administrative officer and a Driver.
South-West – Ibadan Zonal office.
The office is located opposite NNPC Mega Station Alekunwodo/Akobo Area, Ojo Lagos Expressway Ibadan, Oyo State within the Nigerian Geological Survey Agency building and is headed by Kayode Samuel supported by 5 newly employed staff; (1) Mining Engineer, one (1) Administrative officers, one (1) System Analyst, a Geophysists and a Driver.