Nigeria launches SOP for mining sector

The government of Nigeria has launched the Standard Operative Procedure (SOP), for the mining sector. According to Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Arc. Olamilekan Adegbite, the move aims to boost Nigeria’s economic diversification.

“SOP should be followed the exact same way every time to guarantee that the organization remains consistent and in compliance with the sector regulations and business standards. What is constant in life is change there’s always change coming up. But also, change is the most difficult for us as human beings in order to adapt because once you get comfortable with a position, it’s always difficult to change. I want everybody from the directors down to understand that this SOP is going to make us more efficient to do less and achieve more. That’s what it will do for us, we are going e-government and this will make us work to be more productive,” said the Minister.

Standard operating procedure

The standard operating procedure is a set of written instructions that describes the step-by-step process that must be taken to properly perform a routine activity. In her remarks, Minister of Mines for State, Sen. Gbemisola Saraki, who commends the lunch of SOP, said that it’s efficient for the ministry in that it will portray transparency and will assist in ensuring the effectiveness in the ministry and all the agencies in the discharge of their duties is first class.

However, the director of human resources management and chairman of Standard Operative Procedure (SOP), Mr Muhammad Kabir Suleiman, said: “The reforms agenda of federal civil service we have been classified as one of the pioneer ministries in terms of automation and all efforts is geared towards ensuring that we meet this classification. I implore my distinguished colleagues that this is a challenge that has been given to all of us and I pray that we are going to rise to the challenge”.

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