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, Technology and Innovation) 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 raw materials for sustainable industrial 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

Why RMRDC?

Why was RMRDC created?

01

 

Global economic downturn of the 1980’s had affected foreign exchange earnings and industrial output among others

02

 

Industries were heavily dependent on imported raw materials, and most still do. Dwindling foreign exchange earnings from petroleum were expanded to import raw materials and product.

03

 

In order to address the challenge, IMI, MAN & NISER originated a workshop on industrial matters in July 1983 where recommendations for the establishment of the council was made.

04

 

RMRDC was established by Decree (now Act) 39 of 1987 to promote, support & expedite industrial development & Self-reliance through optimal utilization of local raw materials as inputs to industries

Mandates of RMRDC

The mandates of the Council as listed in the Act are:

  • Draw up policy guidelines and action programmes on raw materials acquisition, exploitation and development.
  • Review from time to time, raw material resources availability and utilization with a view to advising the Federal Government on the strategic implication of depletion, conservation or stock-pilling of such resources
  • Advise on adoption of machinery and processes for raw materials utilization.
  • Encourage publicity of research findings and other information relevant to local sourcing of raw materials for industries
  • Encourage growth of implant research and development capabilities.
  • Advise on and devise awards or systems for industries that achieve any break-through or make innovations and inventions
  • Organize workshops, symposia and seminars from time to time designed to enlighten people on new developments and solutions discovered
  •  Undertake measures to ensure the systematic exploitation, development and utilization of Nigeria's raw materials resources.
  •  Undertake research and development on local raw materials for utilization by industries.
  • Liaise with relevant regulatory agencies for the standardization of raw materials to meet industrial specification.
  • Promote Nigeria’s competitiveness in raw materials and products development.
  • Establish raw materials analysis and certification laboratories for use by industries.
  • Consider and advise on special research grants for specific objectives, and
  • Consider and advise on any other issue capable of enhancing the objectives of the Council.

RAW MATERIALS

Agro Raw Materials

Mineral Raw Materials

NEWS & EVENTS

Latest News & Events

RMRDC ESTABLISHES TOXICOLOGY INFORMATION CENTRE (TIC) IN ABUJA

Towards tackling the hazards associated with exposure to harmful substances by raw materials producers and processors, including miners in the country...

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RMRDC, ISDB IN TECHNICAL COOPERATION FOR DEVELOPMENT OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES VALUE CHAIN IN NIGERIA

As part of efforts to arrest capital flight and conserve the nation’s dwindling foreign reserves through imported fruits juice concentrates,...

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RMRDC FOI COMMITTEE UNDERGO 2- DAY CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAMME ON THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT

RMRDC FOI COMMITTEE UNDERGO 2- DAY CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAMME ON THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT DATE: OCTOBER 10-11, 2023 @ OBASANJO SPACE CENTRE,...

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PRESIDENT MOHAMMADU BUHARI COMMISSIONS RMRDC TECHNOLOGICAL AND INNOVATION COMPLEX

It is the dawn of a new era in the nation’s raw materials processing ecosystem as Fmr. President Muhammadu Buhari commissions the Raw Materials...

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RMRDC PARTICIPATES AT NIGERIA BUSINESS AND INVESTMENT ROUNDTABLE IN THE USA

The Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC) was part of the delegation of the Federal Government to the just concluded US-Africa Leaders’...

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HISTORY BECKONS AS RMRDC, OTHERS MOVE TO SAVE NIGERIA N30 TRILLION THROUGH ADDITIVIE MANUFACTURING

Nigeria spent over two trillion naira yearly importing tools and equipment which were being made possible by 3D designs. The stakeholders have argued...

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RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS

Our Research & Publications

Our Projects & Achievements

Strategic Projects & Achievements

PROCESS EQUIPMENT DESIGN

National Competition for Process Equipme...

CAD EQUIPMENT DESIGN

RMRDC Collaboration on Equipment Design

DEVELOPMENT OF INDUSTRIAL GRADE TAL...

Development of Talc power for Industrial...