Consequently, efficient and reliable management of mining titles is considered a backbone to increased investment and growth in the Nigerian mining sector.
To achieve the objective of this assignment, the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, through the MinDiver Project, engaged the services of a reputable German technology firm, GAF AG.
Since the inception of this activity, the MinDiver Project has facilitated the provision of the necessary infrastructure for the effective operations of the eMC+. These include:
Provision of well-equipped Cadastre offices in the six geo-political zones in the country. The offices are located in Ibadan ,South West, Benin ,South-South, Enugu,South-East, Jos ,North-Central, Kaduna ,North-West, and Maiduguri ,North-East.
Others include provision of official vehicles, procurement of maps for restricted areas, establishment of e-records and archiving, acquisition of topographic maps on a scale of 150,000 for integration into the Mining Cadastre Office database.
The migration of MCO operations to an online web-based mineral title administration system encompasses the digitalisation, automation, e-recording and archiving of the mineral title administration.
In line with the objectives of government reform, the new system will increase investors’ confidence in the nation’s mineral title administration, attract Foreign Direct Investment ,FDI, increase revenue generation, and create wealth and employment for the teeming youth of the country. Accordingly, the automation of the mining cadaster system has been carried out in consonance with the provisions of the Nigerian Minerals and Mining Act 2007 and its regulations.