Management Information System as a Tool for the Determination of Legislative Compliance in Nigerian Solid Mineral Industries

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Author(s) Z. O. Opafunso | O.D. Eniowo
Pages 347-357
Volume 5
Issue 6
Date June, 2015
Keywords Legislation, Magazine, Explosive, Royalty, Q-Analyser

Abstract

The study developed a management information system called Q – Analyser software to determine the legislative compliance in Nigerian solid mineral industries taking Edo state as a case study. Data were collected from the field by administering questionnaires to top mineral extractive industries within the study area. These data was thereafter input to software {Q-Analyser} to determine the level of compliance to the provisions of mineral laws and regulations. The findings reveal that only two {2} companies out the thirty {30} companies assessed have defaulted the provisions of the law as regards appropriate royalty payment and only one {1} defaulted as regards prompt royalty payment. However, it was discovered that twenty three {23} companies out of the thirty {30} companies defaulted the provisions of the law as regards the standard required safety distance for situating explosives magazines from dwelling places. It was also discovered that twenty three {23} companies out of the thirty {30} companies assessed engage incompetent personnel in the administration of it explosives magazine contrary to the provision of the law. This indicates that most mineral extractive industries within the study area have challenges to comply with the provisions of the laws of explosives magazine administration.

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