The Nigeria Mining Cadastre Office (NMCO) has been awarded the best Digital Innovation Agency of the Federal Government of Nigeria.
The Director-General of NMCO, Mr Obadiah Nkom made this known in a statement issued by Mrs Sade Fatoke, the Head, Press Unit of NMCO on Sunday in Abuja.
Nkom said that the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA), an NGO, established by the Federal Republic to manage the Nigerian code gave the award to the agency.
He said that the office emerged winner with the highest number of votes on the 5th .ng Award category for the year 2022, organised by NIRA.
NIRA was established in 2006, as the official Domain Registry for .NG Domain extension; .NG is the country-code top-level domain name system (ccTLD) for the West African country Nigeria.
“NMCO was voted by the public and assessed by the Award Jury as it fulfilled the criteria for the category. NMCO was presented the award as the best portal of the Federal Government with excellent user experience which promotes innovation and local content development with the .ng domain name”.
He said that NMCO contested with other MDAs such as Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC), Federal Road Safety Commission ( FRSC).
Others are Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) and the National Pension Commission (PENCOM).
Nkom said the award was a call for the Cadastre to always forge ahead and be committed to be able to achieve greater feat like the NIRA Award.
“The reward for hard work is always more work, this award is a call for more dedication and committment for MCO to continue until government’s desire for the agency and the sector is fulfilled”.
“We will remain committed to professionism and we can only improve on this achievement and many more so that MCO can be the gateway to economic diversification as well as boosting government’s revenue”.