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Journal of Mining and Geosciences
50 YEARS OF NMGS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITIONS
An Enduring souvenir, 50 Years of NMGS International Conferences and Exhibitions is packaged as an update to complement the preceding book, 30 Years of N.M.G.S. written during the NMGS Presidency of Chief Chamberlain Oyibo, some twenty-two years ago in 1991 and published by the NMGS Council in 1991. Read more
For any organization, the attainment of the landmark age of 50 is a feat worth celebrating! The Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS) is now more than half a century old and this signifies that the Society has come of age. Conceived on January 15, 1961 by eight Mining Engineers, a single Geologist and a single Metallurgist on December 17, 1962 at the university town of Nsukka in present day Enugu State, the Society was officially inaugurated with the Rt. Hon. Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, the Governor-General of Nigeria at the time as the First Patron of the Society. Since then, all Heads of State and Presidents of the Federal Republic of Nigeria have been Grand Patrons of this great Society.
Over the last Fifty-Two years of its existence, NMGS has held Forty-Nine International Conferences up till 2013. The NMGS International Conference and Exhibitions which held in Benin from the 16th to the 22nd of March, 2014 was the Fiftieth (50th) of such Conferences and Exhibitions of the Society.
To commemorate this Golden Event, the 27th President of the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society, Sir (Professor) S.C. Teme fnmgs during his inauguration on the 29th of June, 2013 at the Banquet Hall of the Hotel Presidential, Port Harcourt, directed that a Commemorative Book highlighting historical perspectives of the Society’s activities, its institutions, and members’ landmark achievements in the “Professions” within these fifty years of its International conferences and Exhibitions be packaged by the Society. An Editorial Committee subsequently set up to accomplish this task consisted of the following persons:
Dr. Paul Ogunleye Chairman General Secretary
Professor O.L. Anike Member Assistant General Secretary
Dr. Martins Eduvie Secretary Editor-in-Chief (JMG)
Dr. Asiwaju Bello Member Publicity Secretary
Dr. Saidu Baba Member Vice-President
Dr. Gbenga Okunola Member Ex-Officio
An Enduring souvenir, 50 Years of NMGS International Conferences and Exhibitions is packaged as an update to complement the preceding book, 30 Years of N.M.G.S. written during the NMGS Presidency of Chief Chamberlain Oyibo, some twenty-two years ago in 1991 and published by the NMGS Council in 1991.
The compendium features a significant event in our time, the advent of the revitalized Council of Nigerian Mining Engineers and Geoscientists (COMEG); a Regulatory Body for the practice of Mining and Geosciences in Nigeria. Currently under the Chairmanship of Chief Chamberlain Oyibo, COMEG has re-awakened the consciousness of all Mining Engineers and Geoscientists in Nigeria to their responsibilities and the ethics of the professions; be they the industries, public services, private practices and in the academia. This has had the band-wagon effect of drastically increasing the membership of NMGS and has triggered an upsurge in the registration of NMGS members with the COMEG especially with the introduction of the slogan “No COMEG Number No Practice”.
It is also noteworthy that for the first time in the Society’s existence, all the Sister Associations of the NMGS namely: the Association of Hydrogeologists (NAH), the Nigerian Society of Mining Engineers (NSME), the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), the Nigerian Metallurgical Society (NMS), the Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) have come under one umbrella as “one big family”. Each of the Presidents of these Associations/Societies are now members of the Council of the NMGS and are duly invited to all NMGS Council Meetings.
The work contained in this book as compiled by the Editorial Board include, but not limited to: the Minutes of the five Council meetings per year, Minutes of the Annual General Meetings (AGM), Annual Reports of the General Secretaries and Presidents (as the case may be), the assemblage of Executive, Committee and Special Activity Reports – all of which form the life wire of all international Societies worldwide.