The Department of Geological Survey was established in 1950 and is mandated to compile and provide geoscience data and information aimed at encouraging primarily the mineral sector and non-mining sector investment and undertake regional geoscience and geological resource mapping, and compile resulting quality products ready for publication in form of maps. The department also archives statutory reports submitted by mineral tenement holders and be the State repository of all geoscience data and further provide sound professional technical advice and services to the State and all other stakeholders. It acquires and provides good quality geotechnical, geological-geophysical, hydrogeological and hydrocarbon information for all users.

Administration Unit
This Unit is responsible for the day to day running and coordination of the various Units in the department and support of related administrative that include training programs, staff as well as transport and infrastructure management.