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Promote digitization of mining industry

Published on May 19, 2023 in International Network

Promote digitization of mining industry


At the 6th edition of Nigeria Mining Week, the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, who stated that the deployment of a digital application at the Mining Cadastre office in Abuja, and its offices in the six geo-political zones of the country for the grant and administration of mining titles was the right step towards the escalation of geological information gathering, storage and dissemination of data in the country.


In his remarks, the Director General, Mining Cadastre Office, Engineer Simon O. Nkom, explained that electronic Mining Cadastre (Hereinafter referred to as eMC+) online platform will grant access to all existing investors and prospective ones from any part of the world to its information mandate.He added that the eMC+ will make it easy to do business in the country’s mining sector. He observed that from 2019 till date, the agency had 86 per cent increase in revenue, stressing that the eMC+ will add adequate value and revenue to the mining sectors.


In his remarks, the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite, stated that digital platforms have played an important role in mining governance and attracting investment, the ministry will intensify efforts to make the mining sector more competitive in the global mining space, and to satisfy the needs of domestic global goals.

Globelink China Investment Limited has been actively innovating in various business sectors and launching a number of digital systems. The Minerals and Mining APP, which is currently being developed and tested, will also be utilized by Hudson Mining Limited. Through digital transformation, two objectives are achieved: firstly, the realization of efficient automation and intelligence throughout the entire process of mining and mineral purchase and concentrating as well as intellectualization of internal management data to achieve efficient internal operation; secondly, creating more value for customers.