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Nigeria generates 14.59bn in 5 years from mining licences – Cadastre DG

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The Director-General of Nigeria Mining Cadastre, Obadiah Nkom on Thursday said the office generated N14.59 billion from 2018 to 2022 from issuance of mining licences.

The Director-General disclosed this to State House correspondents when he featured at the 63rd session of the ministerial briefing organised by the Presidential Communications Team at the presidential Villa, Abuja.

He said that the office revoked 3,402 titles that were not used, adding that the agency makes sure that only the rightful people are given license.

He also disclosed that the Migeria coal is sought after all over the world.
On the revenue generation, he explained that in 2018, 2019 and 2020, the agency generated N1.55 billion, N2.38 billion and N2.57 billion respectively.

However, between 2021 and 2022, its revenue fell from N4.3 billionn to N3.79 billion respectively.

Nkom explained that the revenue drop was due to changes in its internal operating system which temporarily affected revenue inflow.

He said that the introduction of Electronic Mining Cadastre was aimed at repositioning the agency, stressing that subsequently, it was going to have a huge increase in revenue generation.

Nkom, who is the Director-General in charge of Rights in the Ministry of Mines further said that 100 percent of the Office’s revenues are sent to the Treasury Single Account, TSA, of the Federal Government.

He also noted that the bulk of the revenue come from application, processing and annual service fees; which he said constitute 50 per cent of the annual revenue generated from the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development.

President Muhammadu Buhari renewed the appointment of Nkom for a second and final term of four years with effect from January 12, 2023.

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