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Director General

Engr. Obadiah Simon Nkom was appointed the Director – General of the Nigeria Mining Cadastre, an Agency under the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development in January, 2019. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Mining Engineering from Federal University of Technology, Akure in addition to various other qualifications which include an MBA and PGD in Management from University of Maiduguri, HND in Mining Engineering from Kaduna Polytechnic, Certificates in Geo-database, Geographical Information System, both from Houston, USA, Spatial Data Handling, Netherlands, Public Administration, Maiduguri, Mining and Metallurgy, MINETEC, Japan and he also obtained a certificate in Japanese Language.

He was appointed into the Federal Civil Service in the year 1983 where he rose to the rank of Director in the Nigeria Mining Cadastre Office, Abuja. He pioneered and contributed immensely to the establishment of new Mines Offices in Borno, Yobe, Nasarawa and FCT between 1985 and 2005.

He was elected 30th President of the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS) in 2019 and also a member of the following professional bodies:

  • Fellow, the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society(FNMGS)
  • Fellow, the Nigerian Society of Engineers (FNSE)
  • Fellow, Nigerian Society of Mining Engineers (FNSME)
  • Fellow, Geoinformation Society of Nigeria (FGEOSON)
  • Fellow, Nigerian Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment (FNAEGE)
  • Fellow, Corporate Administration Institute (FCAI)
  • Fellow, Institute of Chartered Administrators & Researchers of Nigeria (FICARN)
  • Member, Council of Mining Engineers and Geoscientists (COMEG)
  • Member, Council of Registered Engineers (COREN)
  • Member, Nigerian Association of Technologists in Engineering (NATE)


He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree of Science and Fellow in Sustainable Environmental Development at St Louis D’Afrique University Porto- Novo, Republic of Benin. He also received an award on the African Leaders Integrity Merit in Lome, Togo. He has served in various committees as well as attended courses and conferences within and outside Nigeria in Mining and Mineral Sector Development.


Engr. Nkom is an active sportsman and the current Vice President of the Nigerian Hockey Federation. He has a passion for human development, youth empowerment, health care, education and skill acquisition for the teeming youth.

Other Directors

Ahmed H. Damagum, Director (Concession)

Caroline Ojukwu, Director (Legal Services)

Jacob Ayansola, Deputy Director (Human Resources & Finance)

Abraham Oloruntoba, Deputy Director (Admin)

Engr. Mustapha Mani Yusuf, Ag. Director (Monitoring & Coordination)

Abdulmajeed J. Ibrahim, Ag. D (Registry)

Augustine Bakoshi, AD (Concession)

Titus Dakup, AD (M&C)

Yakubu Yahuza Muri, Assistant Legal Adviser (Legal Services)

Lateef Wakil Adeboye, Assistant Director (Audit)

Nasir Sani, Head (Procurement)

Sade Fatoke, Head (Press)

Anthony Andor Ugal, Head (ICT)

H.I. Muhammad, Head (RDS)