ENGR. Obadiah Simon Nkom

Director – General, Nigeria Mining Cadastre, Nigeria


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 currently the 30th President of the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS) and also member of the following professional bodies amongst others;
  • 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)
  • Member, Council of Mining Engineers and Geoscientists (COMEG)
  • Member, Council of Registered Engineers (COREN)
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. He is married with children.
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