The Federal Government has launched Digital Stamp for the Council of Nigerian Mining Engineers and Geoscientists (COMEG) to reposition the Council in line with international best practices.
Launching the Digital Stamp today, Tuesday 1st March, 2022 at the Ministry’s Headquarters in Abuja, the Honourable Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Arc. Olamilekan Adegbite said the innovation from COMEG is an historic and epoch making event that will ensure that practitioners’ work are properly done.
Arc. Adegbite acknowledged the struggle, efforts and determination of COMEG under the leadership of Professor, Zacheus Opafunso to succeed and equally appreciated the record/achievements of the Council which has taken COMEG to an enviable height within a short period of time.
The Honourable Minister further stated that the Digital Stamp which comes with Practitioners’ name and registration number will replace the old stamp. He told them that it is their responsibility to guard their stamps jealously and admonished them to always be above board and carry on their practice professionally.
Adegbite announced that henceforth, any Mining document without the Stamp of COMEG will not be recognized in the Ministry and Industry.
Speaking earlier, the COMEG Registrar, Prof. Zacheus Opafunso, said that the Launch of the Digital Stamp will surely differentiate between the authentic and fake Practitioners, as it will allow them to authenticate their reports.
He appreciated the Honourable Minister for his consistent support of COMEG and expressed his hope that he will continue to do so as COMEG has a lot more in the offing to achieve.
The event witnessed the distribution of some of the newly Launched Digital Stamps to some Mining Practitioners by the Honourable Minister while the participating audience watched the signing with rapt attention.
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