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Nigeria Unfolds Plan To Check Quackery In Extractive Industry & Promotes Professionalism


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By Goodluck Ikiebe

Photo : L-R; Director-General, Council of Nigerian Mining Engineers and Geoscientists COMEG, Prof. Zacheus O. Opafunso, Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr. Dele Alake presenting Accreditation Certificate to the Head of Dept. of Geology, Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, Dr. Haruna K. Abdulrasaq, during the 13th induction Ceremony and Accreditation Certificates Presentation of the Council of Nigerian Mining Engineers and Geoscientists (COMEG) in Abuja.

The Federal Government has reiterated its commitment towards promoting professionalism in the Nigerian Extractive Industry by checking and eliminating quackery in a sector that is acclaimed to be Nigeria’s huge source of wealth.

The Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr Oladele Alake, stated this during the 13th Induction ceremony and accreditation, Certificate Presentation organized by Council of Nigeria Mining Engineers And Geoscientists.

Dr Alake said: ”The Solid Mineral is Nigeria’s huge source of wealth, hence, the need to ensure that only professionals are given operating licenses in the mining Industry.”

“As from today, no Mining Engineer or Geoscientist will be recognized by the Ministry of Solid Minerals without COMEG registration. If you are not registered, you are quack and all reports that come into the ministry must carry stamp of the COMEG registration”, Alake explained.

During his address at the induction ceremony, the Minister emphatically declared :” the era in which the country relies on oil for its economic development is over. The present Administration of Bola Ahmed Tinubu is committed to looking inward for economic diversification. Hence the need to harness God’s given minerals to the country”.

While congratulating the Inductees, Dr Alake challenged them to always avail themselves the opportunity to constantly learn, stressing that, ”You must not take your training for granted, because the country counts on you to bring back its lost glory”.

Welcoming the gathering, the Registar, Council Of Nigerian Mining Engineers And Geoscientists, Prof. Zachaeus Opafunso, expressed his happiness for another induction for the Mining Engineers, who have passed both written and Oral examinations.

He added that Online examinations were also organized for members in Diaspora.

In his goodwiil message, the President, Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS), Prof. A. S. Olatunji, who was represented by Prof. Shedrack, said the induction program was another landmark recorded since the inception of the Registrar, noting that the exercise is to enhance professionalism within the sector for national growth.

Our Correspondent reports that the highlight of the event was the symbolic presentation of the COMEG Accreditation Certificate to the Vice Chancellor, Al- hikmah University, Ilorin, Kwara State, Prof. Noah Yusuf by the Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr Oladele Alake.

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