Departments And Units

The Agency has a Director-General/CEO as its head with five departments headed by Directors namely,



The registry department is one of the three (3) technical departments of the Nigeria Mining Cadastre Office that is shouldered with the responsibilities of record keeping. The department is the custodian of all mineral title documents, it is responsible for receiving and processing of all modifications on extent mineral tittle (except enlargement) these applications are renewal abandonment, surrender, consolidations, transfers responsible for generating defaulters list of annual service fee payment, Submission of periodic reports and recommending to the Director-General Mineral Title revocations, monitors and supervises revenue generation of the Agency, preparation of mineral blocks for bidding, gazette and any other duty assigned by the Director-General from time to time.


The Concession department is one of the Technical departments of the NMCO. The department is responsible for, new Mineral Title applications (receiving, processing, granting or refusing the application, preparing and issuance of Licences with specific reference to applications for new Mineral Titles, Permit and applications for the Extension of areas (Enlargement). Staff of the Department also engage in fieldwork, conducting delineation and demarcation of Mineral Title boundaries as may be necessary.

Legal Services

The Unit is responsible for representing the Agency in various courts and conducts the Legal check of documents in support of Mineral titles’ applications; e.g. Certificate of Incorporation Form; CAC 2, CAC 7; Attestation, amongst other things. Other duties of the Unit involve; Preparation of Contract Agreement and Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) as the case may be, Proffering Legal Advisory Services in accordance with the Nigerian Minerals and Mining Act, 2007 and its Regulations. The unit is also involved in resolving disputes arising from mineral titles.

Human Resources and Finance

The department is divided into two divisions of Administration and Finance. The Administration Division handles Appointment, Promotion and Discipline as well as other staff welfare services; Training, Housing, Pension, Servicom, Health and Sporting activities while the Finance and Accounts Division deals with the management of the financial resources of the office including the Budget Preparation and Revenue Collection.

Monitoring and Coordination

Monitoring and Coordination department of the MCO charged with the responsibility to manage conflicts based on the principle of fairness in line with the provisions of the Act and the Regulations before, during and after completion of mining Project.

The department carries out all investigations on their individual merits making use of all relevant and available resource without excluding MCO’s data for statutory confirmation of the affected Mineral Titles to accelerate the efficient delivery of the mandate of the department.


Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Unit

The ICT Unit of the NMCO has been a service unit ensuring the smooth flow of work.

The unit manages the use of the computers, software, network, and ICT infrastructures for the efficient running of the NMCO. It is also in charge of maintaining the website and portal of the agency and managing the office social handles.

Internal Audit Unit

This unit ensures all the accounting transactions of the office are audited and conform to acceptable norms

Press/Public Relations Unit

The Press/Public Relations Unit is responsible for projecting positive image and bringing to the public domain events, programmes and activities of the Agency.

The unit further manages, formulate as well as articulate a dynamic communication strategy and relationship between the Agency, Local and International media.

Protocol Unit

This unit is responsible for coordinating activities in the event of any occasion

Research, Development and Sustainability Unit

The Unit was created to enhance the capacity of the office through creative and systematic work process guided by sustainability principles within the scope and limitations of the mandate of the Mining Cadastre Office.

Procurement Unit

The unit in saddle with the responsibility of handling the implementation of the PPA 2007 in other to achieve “Due process” i.e., open, fair, efficient and transparent public procurement and public asset disposal.

Zonal Offices

In July 2020, the Six (6) Zonal Mining Cadastre offices were established in the six (6) Geo-Political Zones. Each of the Zonal office is headed by a Senior staff. Below are addresses and contact details of the zonal offices.

North Central – Jos Zonal office.

Address: No. 2 Club Road, Jos, Plateau


South-East – Enugu Zonal office.

Address: No. 2 Leak Avenue Opposite State CID, Enugu, GRA, Enugu State.


South-South – Benin Zonal office.

Address: Federal Secretariat Complex, Aduwawa, Benin City, Edo State.


North West – Kaduna Zonal office.

Address: 1st Floor National Steel Raw Material Exploration Agency No. 18, Rabbah Road, Malali Kaduna, Kaduna State


North East – Maiduguri Zonal office.

Address:No. 3 Lake Chad Nursery Street, Maiduguri Metropolitan Council Maiduguri, Borno State.


South-West – Ibadan Zonal office.

Address:Nigerian Geological Survey Agency, Opposite, NNPC Mega Station Adekunwodo/Alobo Area, Ojo Lagos, Expressway, Ibadan, Oyo State.