About Us

The Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC) is an agency of the Federal Government of Nigeria (under the supervision of Federal Ministry of Science and Technology) vested with the mandate to promote the development and utilization of Nigeria’s industrial raw materials. It originated from the recommendations of workshop on industrial matters organised by the then Federal Ministry of Industry, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) and the Nigeria Institute of Social and Economic Research (NISER) in July, 1983

Our Mission

To promote the development and optimal utilisation of Nigeria’s natural resources for growth..

Our Vision

To be an indispensable catalyst for industrial growth and development in Nigeria.

OUR LABORATORY

Testing & Analysis of Raw Materials

OUR LIBRARY

Research/Publication on Raw Materials

RESOURCE CENTER

Sample & Specifications of Raw Materials

WHAT WE DO

At Raw Materials Research & Development Council We Provide The Following Services

Policy Advisory Role to Government

RMRDC offers policy advisory services to government on raw materials exploitation, stockpiling and deletion as well as on tariff matters as they relate to raw materials import and export.

Advocacy and Publicity

RMRDC also mounts periodic advocacy and publicity activities to show case its efforts and research findings to the public for uptake and possible commercialization. This achieved through multi-facetted collaboration other stakeholders including those in the print and electronic media.

Entrepreneurship   Cluster Development Initiatives

Apart from helping the development of viable entrepreneurs, RMRDC applies the triple helix in facilitating the emergence of raw materials processing cluster and in providing equipment of common facilities in addition to injecting science, technology and innovativeness into existing clusters

Raw Materials Local Content Development

The Council encourages local content development in boosting of high quality and disease resistant varieties of agricultural raw materials, farm inputs, design and development of technology for value addition to raw materials as well as local contents awards to individuals and company that utilizes very high percentage of local raw materials in production.

Research and Development (R&D) Activities

RMRDC in collaboration with individual researchers, tertiary and research institutions carry out R & Ds in relevant areas of need in the sectors of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN). RMRDC also uses its laboratory at the African University of Science and Technology (AUST) to research and character. In cases where necessary, a pilot stage is attained to rouse the interest of investors for commercialization, as well as sourcing for funds to deliver on this area of its mandate

Technology Development   Technology Upgrade/Optimization

The Council is in the business of designing and developing technology for processing raw materials into products. RMRDC also carries out upgrade and optimization of indigenous/ traditional process technology in order to reduce drudgery, improve aesthetics and increase production capacity. This may include catalytic model plants, pilot plants as well as Joint Venture Company (JVC) with individuals, state government and other stakeholders.

Consultancy and Business Investment Services

The Council provides consultancy and business investment advisory services to investors. It provides business/investment information/data and helps investors develop bankable pre-feasibility and feasibility reports/plans. Under this activity, the Council also executes industrial trouble shooting, project evaluation and monitoring.

Capacity Building and Skills Acquisition Training

RMRDC also considers human resources as raw materials that need continuous development and therefore carries out capacity building and skill acquisition training in various areas of raw materials development such as best practices cultivation and production, postharvest handling, processing and packaging. Basic and professional ICT training for individuals, groups and corporate bodies are part of our training services.

Workshops, Seminars and Conference

As part of its mandates, the Council carries out workshops, seminars and conferences to discuss topical issues on raw materials, prospects and challenges with a view to gathering stakeholders opinion and devising strategies to deal with issues of policy, raw materials sourcing and utilization, technology for value addition and challenges faced by stakeholders amongst other.

RAW MATERIALS

Agro Raw Materials

Mineral Raw Materials

NEWS & EVENTS

Latest News & Events

RMRDC, PTDF TO ESTABLISH PARTNERSHIP TO BOOST LOCAL CONTENT UTILIZATION IN PETROLEUM INDUSTRY

Determined to end the unending dependence on imported raw materials for the petroleum and gas industry in Nigeria and raise competences within the...

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RMRDC LEADING INNOVATIONS FOR FOOD SECURITY, NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

RMRDC has opened a talk with the National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) on agricultural materials and land development on possible...

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DICON SEEKS PARTNERSHIP WITH RMRDC FOR BASIC RAW MATERIALS SUPPLY

As part of efforts to address the shortfall in the supply of basic raw materials for the manufacture of military hardware and armaments occasioned...

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RMRDC TO PARTNER NASARAWA STATE ON INDIGENOUS TECHNOLOGY FOR SALT PROCESSING, STI EDUCATION

The Director-General, Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC), Professor Hussaini Doko Ibrahim, has said the Council will continue...

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RMRDC TO PARTNER BAUCHI STATE GOVERNMENT ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF INDUSTRIAL MINERALS

The Raw Materials Research and Development (RMRDC) is set to partner with the Bauchi State government for the development of the abundant mineral...

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RMRDC IN TALKS WITH NASARAWA STATE GOVERNMENT FOR DEVELOPMENT AND UTILIZATION OF SOLID MINERALS

As part of efforts towards the development of the nation’s industrial solid minerals sector as sources of raw materials supply to critical industries...

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RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS

Our Research & Publications

Our Projects & Achievements

Strategic Projects & Achievements

kaolin Processing

Development of calcined kaolin for paint industry

Castor oil

Development of castor oil and its derivatives

Moringa Oleifera

Development of moringa oleifera for water treatment, medical and other uses

Chemicals and reagents

Development of laboratory chemicals and reagents for schools

Lovastatin

LOVASTATIN MUSHROOM

Development of Mini-refinery

Development of mini-refinery for naphtha hydro-treating and fluid catalytic cracking units.