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    Engr. Obadiah Simon Nkom

    Director – General of the Nigeria Mining Cadastre

    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 is immediate past President of the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS) and 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)
    · Fellow, Nigerian Association of Hydrogeologists (FNAH)
    · Member, Council of Mining Engineers and Geoscientists (COMEG)
    · Member, Council of Registered Engineers (COREN)
    · Member, Nigerian Association of Technologists in Engineering (NATE)
    Furthermore, 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 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

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