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

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ADVISES ON MANUFACTURING FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Federal Government of Nigeria has identified manufacturing by local industries as a key to economic sustainability and growth. This assertion...

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RMRDC, IBB UNIVERSITY TO PARTNER ON AGRO AND MINERALS DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

The Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC) is to strengthen its partnership with Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University (IBBU) Lapai...

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RMRDC TO PARTNER WITH AMERICAN COMPANY AND NIGER STATE GOVERNMENT ON DEVELOPMENT OF SUGAR BEET

The DG Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC), Prof. Hussaini Doko Ibrahim said the Council has developed three diverse value chain...

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RMRDC TO PARTNER WITH ABU ON PRODUCTION OF PPE'S

As economies of the world race at break-neck speed to pull together appropriate and effective therapeutic responses to the growing COVID19 pandemic,...

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NIGERIA, CHINA PARTNER TO ESTABLISH TECHNOLOGY CENTRE IN NIGERIA

The Raw Material Research and Development Council (RMRDC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the China-Arab States Technology Centre...

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16TH RIGAN GAMES FESTIVAL - RMRDC WINS BIG

The Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC) contingents to the just concluded 16TH Research Institutes Games Association of Nigeria...

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RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS

Our Research & Publications

Our Projects & Achievements

Strategic Projects & Achievements

Development of Mini-refinery

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

Mathematical modeling

Mathematical modeling of process equipment

Process Equipment Design

National Competition for Process Equipment Design

Caustic soda

Development of pilot plant for the production of caustic soda and precipitated calcium carbonate

Chemicals and reagents

Development of laboratory chemicals and reagents for schools

Phytomedicine for tuberculosis

Development of phytomedicine for the treatment of tuberculosis (tb)