By CLEMENT NWOJI, Abuja

The Mining Cadastre Office (MCO) is set to commence receiving New Applications for mineral titles with effect from Monday 8th July, 2019.

It explained that the new applications are to be integrated into the Upgrade and Migration of Mining Cadastre Office Online (Real Time) system of Title administration, E-recording, Archiving and Establishment of the Six Zonal Offices.

A notification to this effect by the MCO management gave details of the requirements needed from the new applicants.

The full details of the notification is as below:

Federal Republic of Nigeria
MINING CADASTRE OFFICE
No. 37, Lobito Crescent, Off Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent,
P.M.B. 107, Wuse II, Abuja. Tel: +234816401937
E-mail: [email protected], website: miningcadastre.gov.ng

PUBLIC NOTICE
RESUMPTION OF RECEIVING OF NEW APPLICATIONS FOR MINERAL TITLE

The Mining Cadastre Office (MCO) hereby notifies the general public that it will resume receiving New Applications for mineral titles with effect from Monday 8th July, 2019.

The said new applications are to be integrated into the Upgrade and Migration of Mining Cadastre Office Online (Real Time) system of Title administration, E-recording, Archiving and Establishment of the Six Zonal Offices. Accordingly, new applications are to conform with the new system (pre-going live).

The following additional documents are therefore required along with the existing requirements:
Evidence of payment of all outstanding Annual Service Fees (ASF), on previous mineral titles including expired and revoked, in accordance with the Provisions of Section 11 & 12 of the Nigerian Minerals and Mining Act, 2007
Verifiable evidence of sufficient working capital particularly, for holders of more than five (5) Mineral Titles.

Copy of Extant Reconnaissance Permit (RP) for applicants of Exploration Licence.

Each Technical competent person is meant for only 1 company. (*non – compliance would lead to refusal of an application).

Applicants should indicate where a member of their Board of Directors is registered in another company having a transaction with Mining Cadastre Office (MCO). (This is in addition to form CO2 & CO7).

Duly completed Beneficiary Ownership form (to be issued by MCO and filled at the front desk)
Note: All applicants should collect and complete Application Clearance Form at the front desk. It is pertinent to note that the current new system (eMC+) cannot accept new applications for mineral titles without compliance as contained on this clearance form.

The Mining Cadastre Office, while assuring you of its continued cooperation and support, regrets any inconvenience this may cause.
MCO wishes to express its appreciation for your patience and understanding during the suspension period towards the need to serve you better.

Signed
Management
2nd July, 2019.