Departments

Deparments In The Council

Following are the list of departments and their functions:

DIRECTOR-GENERAL'S OFFICE

General Functions

  • Carry out general and effective administration of the Council.
  • Implement the National Strategy for Competitiveness in Raw Materials and Products Development in Nigeria.
  • Integrate the Council’s procurement expenditure into the yearly budget.
  • Ensure adequate publicity of the Council’s programmes and activities through the print and electronic media.
  • Promote ethics and Integrity through enforcing compliance with ethical codes in the Council.
  • Facilitate the Council’s compliance with the requirements of the law in the implementation of programmes and projects.
    • Ensure adequate internal control to prevent and detect fraud and loss of cash.
    • Coordinate the sourcing for investors and mobilization of funds for commercialization of viable local resource-based R&D results.
    • Prepare Director-General’s speeches.
    • Any other duties that may be assigned or required by the Council’s Governing Board and Federal Ministry of Science and Technology (FMST).

The Director-General’s Office has seven Units with their functions as follows:

COMPETITIVENESS STRATEGY IMPLEMENTATION TASK UNIT

  • Implement the National Strategy for Competitiveness in Raw Materials and Products Development in Nigeria.
  • Provide evidence-based information to guide the National Steering Committee on Competitiveness towards implementation of the National Strategy.
  • Organize stakeholders’ forum comprising relevant organizations to validate the project’s activities, monitor progress and achievements, etc.
  • Carry out advocacy to create awareness and promote the National Strategy.
  • Develop a model for R&D activities in Nigeria.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

PROCUREMENT

  • Identify goods, works and services required by the Council and carry out appropriate market and statistical surveys.
  • Integrate the Council’s procurement expenditure into the yearly budget.
  • Prescribe appropriate method for effecting procurements and secure necessary approvals for implementation.
  • Advertise and solicit for bids in compliance with the guidelines issued by the Bureau of Public Procurement.
  • Receive and maintain appropriate documentation for bids, obtain a “Certificate of No Objection” from the Bureau of Public Procurement and make submissions to the Tenders Board.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS/PROTOCOL

  • Produce publicity materials for the Council.
  • Monitor and review the print and electronic media coverage of the Council’s activities and advise the Director-General accordingly.
  • Liaise with relevant departments, print and electronic media to publicize the Council’s activities.
  • Provide photographic and video coverage at the Council’s activities.
  • Liaise with stakeholders on arrangements to receive Governing Board members and/or Director-General when attending functions in Nigeria.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

ANTI-CORRUPTION COMMITTEE

  • Conduct preliminary/administrative investigations when necessary on suppression and falsification of records, false alarm, corruption, embezzlement, dishonesty, etc.
  • Educate and enlighten the Council on corruption and related offences.
  • Promote ethics and integrity through enforcing compliance with ethical codes in the Council.
  • Undertake the study and review of operational systems of the Council to improve transparency and accountability.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission.

LEGAL

  • Proffer legal advice to the management of the Council.
  • Facilitate the Council’s compliance with the requirements of the law in the implementation of programmes and projects.
  • Represents the Council in legal matters in conjunction with the Council’s legal retainers.
  • Handle acquisition, transfer or conveyance of assets and properties to or by the Council.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

INTERNAL AUDIT

  • Put in place adequate measures for the prevention and prompt detection of fraud and loss of cash.
  • Ensure that revenue receipts are promptly and adequately brought to account under the proper heads and sub-heads.
  • Ensure that the control of expenditures is adequate and payments made are properly authorized.
  • Ensure that the system for the control and consumption of stores are adequate and issues are properly authorized.
  • Ensure adequate verification of cash, stores, properties, plants/equipment and liabilities.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

BUSINESS AND INNOVATION CENTRE

  • Source for investors and mobilize funds for commercialization of viable local resource-based R&D results.
  • Promote techno-entrepreneurship as a means of increased science and technology application in small and medium scale investments.
  • Generate and develop innovative business ideas for implementation and increased revenue.
  • Negotiate the Council's stake and advise the Legal Unit on drafting agreements for participation in joint venture projects embarked upon by the Council.
  • Plan and implement the Council’s divestment programme.

Any other duties that may be assigned.

AGRICULTURE AND AGRO-ALLIED RAW MATERIALS DEPARTMENT

General Functions

  • Initiate, coordinate and promote relevant R&D programmes in tertiary and research institutions and industries on agro-raw materials development and utilization.
  • Collate and process data on agro-raw materials development and utilization.
  • Prepare reports for periodic review on agro-raw materials utilization/depletion/conservation.
  • Produce technical briefs on agro-raw materials.
  • Compile specifications for agro-raw materials.
  • Collaborate with the Organized Private Sector (OPS) and other relevant local and international institutions.
  • Provide inputs into the preparation of periodic policy reports on all sectors as applicable to the Department.
  • Boost the production of agro-raw materials.
  • Promote the establishment of plantations of indigenous economic trees.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned or required by the Director-General.

The Department has six Divisions with their functions as follows:

FOOD AND BEVERAGES  

  • Initiate and coordinate research and technology development as well as investment to address the raw materials challenges in the Food and Beverage Sector.
  • Develop projects for the production of food and beverage products.
  • Conduct studies on food and beverage raw materials.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

Units

 i.Food and Cash Crop

  • Promote the local sourcing of available raw materials as well as generate and disseminate information to promote their optimal utilization by industries in Nigeria.
  • Boost the production of tropical and temperate crops and other agro-based raw materials.
  • Update the list of raw materials required by the industries and their sources and classify them into primary, secondary and tertiary raw materials.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

ii.Beverage

  • Promote the production and processing of fruits and vegetables into juices, concentrates and other related products.
  • Develop and produce food additives from local raw materials with emphasis on production of enzymes, modified starch, colorings, flavorings, thickening, gelling agents, spices and essential oils, etc.
  • Update the list of existing industries, their respective installed capacities and current capacity utilization along the value chain.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

 

BIO-RESOURCE/BIO-DIVERSITY MANAGEMENT AND PLANTATION DEVELOPMENT

  • Identify conservation strategies engendering biodiversity of Nigeria’s resources and develop effective stockpiling strategies for agricultural biodiversity.
  • Adopt strategies for effective biodiversity management to mitigate climate change effects, global warming and depletion of genetic resources.
  • Promote, develop and document Nigeria’s medicinal plants for various uses.
  • Conduct assessment survey of the status of the Nigerian biodiversity stock.
  • Promote the development and safe adoption of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO)
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

Units

 i.Biodiversity

  • Conduct audit of Nigerian medicinal plants.
  • Document plants with medicinal/pharmaceutical properties.
  • Develop a data base on the genomic resources of Nigeria.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

 ii.GMO and Biosafety

  • Promote the development and safe adoption of modern biotechnology in the use of agro-raw materials for industrial development.
  • Build capacity and enhance competences on the biosafety of GMOs.
  • Create awareness on best agricultural practices on GMOs.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

iii.Bioresources

  • Document the biological resources of the nation (plants and animals) including creating and maintaining genomic data base for all crops.
  • Develop, promote and collaborate with relevant stakeholders on plants with medicinal value including collaborating with National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) on the safe adoption of modern biotechnology in the use of agro-raw materials for industrial development.
  • Promote improved, high yielding and disease resistant varieties of industrial crops such as cereals, tea, coffee, sugarcane, fruits, vegetables, legumes, livestock, root and tubers.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

 

LIVESTOCK AND LEATHER DEVELOPMENT

  • Initiate and coordinate research and technology development as well as investment to address the critical raw materials challenges in the Leather and Livestock Sector.
  • Develop projects for the production of leather and leather products.
  • Conduct studies on leather and livestock raw materials.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

Units

 i.Leather and Leather Products Development

  • Initiate, promote and coordinate R&D efforts on leather and leather products in the country.
  • Develop projects for the production of leather and livestock products.
  • Conduct studies on leather and livestock raw materials.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

 ii.Livestock

  • Initiate, promote and coordinate R&D efforts on livestock and products in the country.
  • Develop projects for the production of livestock products.
  • Conduct studies on livestock quality, feed formulations and products.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

 

TEXTILE AND GARMENTS

  • Initiate and coordinate research and technology development as well as investment to address the critical raw materials challenges in the Textile and Garment Sector.
  • Develop projects for the production of textiles and garments.
  • Conduct studies on textile and garment raw materials.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

Units

 i. Textile Development

  • Initiate and coordinate research and technology development as well as investment to address the critical raw materials challenges in the textile sub-sector.
  • Develop projects for the production of textiles.
  • Conduct studies on textile raw materials.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

ii.Garment Development

  • Promote garmenting technology in Nigeria.
  • Promote fabric care and management.
  • Develop garment business modules/entrepreneurship.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

PULP AND PAPER PRODUCTS

  • Initiate research and technology development as well as address the needs and challenges of the pulp, paper and paper products industries.
  • Conduct studies on pulp and paper raw materials.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

Units

 i.Primary Paper Manufacturing

  • Promote the production of pulp from non-woody agricultural waste materials for handmade and tissue papers.
  • Collaborate with MAN (6Ps) sectoral group.
  • Determine the suitability of Nigerian raw materials for paper making.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

 ii.Printing and Publishing

  • Conduct a national study on wood species for the pulp and paper industry.
  • Embark on industrial survey on household paper products.
  • Produce adhesives from locally available raw materials for the Nigerian paper industries.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

iii.Stationeries, Light/Heavy Packaging

  • Promote Investment on handmade paper bag production.
  • Develop recycling plant for tetrapak beverage cartons, paper and egg tray.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

WOOD AND WOOD PRODUCTS

  • Initiate and coordinate research and technology development as well as investment to address the critical raw materials challenges of the Wood and Wood Products Sector.
  • Develop projects for the production of products from wood.
  • Conduct studies on wood raw materials.
  • Facilitate joint patenting of research breakthroughs and compilation of research findings and documentation for the Wood and Wood Products Sector.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

Units

i.Wood and Wood Products

  • Initiate and coordinate research and technology development as well as investment to address the critical raw materials challenges of the Wood and Wood Products Sector.
  • Develop projects for the production of wood products.
  • Conduct studies on wood raw materials.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

 ii.Non-Wood Forest Resources

  • Initiate and coordinate research and technology development as well as investment to address the critical raw materials challenges on non-wood forest resources.
  • Promote the utilization of non-wood forest resources.
  • Conduct studies on non-wood raw materials.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

 

 

 

 

ADMINISTRATION AND HUMAN RESOURCE DEPARTMENT

General Functions.

  • Coordinate the formulation, implementation and review of administrative policies.
  • Interpret circulars and ensure compliance.
  • Administer and manage Records, Secret and Open Registries.
  • Coordinate staff appointment, promotion and discipline.
  • Coordinate payment of premium and settlement of claims.
  • Coordinate and facilitate staff pension and gratuity matters as well as insurance policies.
  • Coordinate orientation and general retreat programmes.
  • Coordinate human capacity building/staff development.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned or required by the Director-General.

The Department has four Divisions with their functions as follows:

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

  • Advise on the formulation, implementation and review of administrative policies in the area of personnel management.
  • Evolve appropriate policy on human resource development.
  • Administer and manage records and registry.
  • Coordinate appointment, promotion and discipline matters.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

STAFF TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

  • Identify training needs of staff in line with their job descriptions.
  • Coordinate long and short terms training within the country.
  • Coordinate youth corps service and industrial training matters.
  • Coordinate staff orientation.
  • Coordinate In-plant training for staff development.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

TRANSPORT SERVICES

  • Coordinate transport operations.
  • Coordinate fleets of Council’s vehicles.
  • Ensure neatness of drivers and their vehicles.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

STAFF PENSION, GRATUITY AND ENTERPRISE

  • Coordinate the implementation of extant circulars on pension matters.
  • Administer and manage pension and gratuity matters.
  • Coordinate pension funds administration.
  • Coordinate pension and gratuity matters.
  • Assist in handling insurance policies.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

CHEMICALS AND PHARMACEUTICAL MATERIALS DEPARTMENT

General Functions

  • Initiate, coordinate and promote relevant R&D programmes in research institutions and industries on industrial chemicals and pharmaceutical raw materials development and utilization.
  • Collate and process data on industrial chemicals and pharmaceuticals raw materials development and utilization.
  • Commercialize inventions and innovations through the establishment of pilot projects.
  • Organize workshops, seminars and symposia on industrial chemicals and pharmaceutical raw materials and investment fora.
  • Produce technical briefs on industrial chemicals and pharmaceutical raw materials.
  • Compile specifications for industrial chemicals and pharmaceutical raw materials.
  • Prepare reports on levels of machinery adaptation for processing of industrial chemicals.
  • Prepare periodic policy reports on the industrial sectors as applicable to industrial chemicals and pharmaceutical industries.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned or required by the Director-General.

CHEMICALS

  • Initiate projects on the development and utilization of raw materials for the chemical industries.
  • Conduct studies on industrial chemicals production, utilization and importation into the country.
  • Assess research and development project proposals for implementation.
  • Provide requisite data and information on industrial chemicals, raw materials, processing equipment/ technology and market potentials.
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress in the implementation of existing Divisional projects.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

Units

 i.Core Industrial Chemicals

  • Initiate projects on the development and utilization of chemical raw materials.
  • Assess R&D proposals on industrial chemical raw materials development and utilization.
  • Liaise with relevant stakeholders to identify relevant R&D activities in various institutions for collaboration.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

ii.Agro-Chemical 

  • Document agro-chemical raw materials available locally.
  • Document data on imported agro-chemical raw materials.
  • Assess R&D proposals on agro-chemical raw materials development and utilization
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

iii. Food Additives and Preservatives

  • Document chemical food additives and preservatives raw materials available locally.
  • Assess R&D proposals on food additives and preservatives raw materials development and utilization.
  • Document data on imported food additives and preservatives raw materials.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

PLASTIC, RUBBER AND FOAM

  • Initiate, promote, and coordinate R&D and investment activities to address the issues of raw material needs and problems in the plastics, rubber and foam industries.
  • Conduct studies and assess R&D proposals for the development of plastics, rubber and foam raw materials.
  • Identify and compile data on researchers in the area of plastic, rubber and foam raw materials development and utilization.
  • Facilitate commercialization of viable market-driven R&D output.
  • Document data and information on plastic, rubber and foam raw materials.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

Units

i.Plastic

  • Initiate, promote and coordinate R&D and investment activities for development and utilization of plastic raw materials.
  • Conduct studies and assess R&D proposals on plastics raw materials.
  • Identify and compile data on researchers in the area of plastic raw materials development and utilization.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

 ii.Rubber

  • Initiate, promote and coordinate R&D and investment activities to address issues of raw materials needs and challenges in the rubber industries.
  • Identify and compile data on researchers in the area of rubber raw materials development and utilization.
  • Conduct studies and assess research proposals received on rubber raw materials.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

iii.Foam

  • Initiate, promote and coordinate R&D and investment activities to address issues of raw materials needs and challenges in the foam industries.
  • Identify and compile data on researchers in the area of foam raw materials development and utilization.
  • Conduct studies on foam raw materials.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

ADVANCED MATERIALS

  • Produce inventory and blueprint of raw material resources and capabilities for the development of advanced materials.
  • Promote R&D activities and investment opportunities on advanced materials.
  • Promote the establishment of materials testing and quality control centers in the country in collaboration with relevant agencies and institutions.
  • Coordinate a National/Regional Focal Point on advanced materials development.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

Units

i.Biomaterials, Biotechnology and Microfluidic

  • Promote the development of advanced raw materials through tissue culture.
  • Coordinate R&D on biomaterials, biotechnologies and microfluidics.
  • Promote commercialization of new biomaterials, micro-fluidics and adoption of advanced biotechnology in manufacturing.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

ii.Nanotechnology and Nanomaterial Unit 

  • Coordinate R&D on nanomaterial and nanotechnology.
  • Promote commercialization of nanomaterial and nanotechnology R&D results.
  • Identify expertise on nanomaterial and nanotechnology.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

 iii.Advanced Materials Information Portal

  • Gather information on new and advanced materials.
  • Document data on equipment, researchers and publications in the area of new and advanced materials.
  • Create an online discussion forum for experts on new and advanced materials to share ideas and information.

Any other duties that may be assigned

PHARMACEUTICALS

  • Initiate, promote and coordinate R&D, technology development and investments activities related to the development of pharmaceutical raw materials.
  • Conduct studies and assess R&D proposals for the development of pharmaceutical raw materials.
  • Provide data and information on available pharmaceutical raw materials, processing equipment, technology and market.

Any other duties that may be assigned

Units

i.Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients

  • Promote the development of raw materials used as Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) in the industry (pharmaceutical sector).
  • Conduct R&D activity to ascertain the presence of API in the plants.
  • Liaise with the pharmaceutical industry, MAN and other stakeholders in the development of API.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

 

ii.Excipient Development

  • Promote the development of raw materials used as excipients in the industry (pharmaceutical sector).
  • Conduct R&D activity to characterize the excipients in the medicinal plants.
  • Liaise with the pharmaceutical industry, MAN and other stakeholders in the development of pharmaceutical excipients.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

 iii.Ethno-Medicine Development

  • Promote the development of medicinal plants used in traditional/orthodox medicine for the management of ailments.
  • Conduct R&D activity to ascertain the presence of phytochemical components.
  • Liaise with the Nigerian Natural Medicine Development Agency (NNMDA), Association of Traditional Medicine Practitioners and other stakeholders in the development of indigenous medicinal plants.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

ENERGY AND FUEL MINERALS DEVELOPMENT

  • Promote the utilization of conventional and renewable sources of raw materials for energy such as wind, solar, biomass and biofuel.
  • Initiate and promote energy and fuel minerals related research and development activities to bolster the energy mix in Nigeria.
  • Encourage the development of policies on exploitation and conservation of energy and fuel materials.
  • Identify and promote appropriate technologies for the development of renewable energy and energy fuel materials.
  • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders to promote investment in the development of raw materials in the conventional and renewable energy sector.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

 

INDUSTRIAL SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT ASSESSMENT

  • Collaborate with the manufacturing industries on issues related to industrial safety and environmental impact assessment on resource-based projects.
  • Collaborate with professional bodies on issues related to industrial safety and environmental impact assessment.
  • Carry out advocacy on industrial safety and environmental impact assessment.
  • Carry out studies on industrial safety and environmental impacts of mineral and agricultural raw materials processing.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders on safety of industrial processes and quality raw materials used by Nigeria’s industries.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

FINANCE AND ACCOUNTS DEPARTMENT

General Functions

 

  • Ensure compliance with financial regulations and accounting code/manual by staff.
  • Organize and supervise finance and accounting functions.
  • Advice the Director-General, the Council’s Accounting Officer, on financial matters as well as the technical provisions of financial regulations, treasury and financial circulars.
  • Maintain proper accounting records such as books of accounts, main and subsidiary ledgers.
  • Ensure adequate control and management of the property, plant and equipment register and reconcile the schedule thereto to the general ledger on monthly/quarterly basis.
  • Ensure the existence of effective and adequate internal control system to safeguard the assets of the Council.
  • Ensure the preparation and updating of the information needed for the Medium Term Revenue Framework (MTRF), Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Medium Term Sector Strategy (MTSS).
  • Compile and defend budget proposals and ensure effective budget control by matching/comparing budgeted figures with actual expenditure or statutory collections (funds) as the case may be.
  • Liaise with the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation when in doubt in the interpretation of the provisions of financial regulations and treasury circulars.
  • Ensure the existence of an effective Audit Query Branch to promptly deal with queries from the Internal Audit Unit, Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation, Office of the Auditor-General of the Federation and Public Accounts Committee, etc.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned or required by the Director-General.

The Department has seven Divisions with their functions as follows:

FINANCE AND FISCAL REPORT

  • Balance the general ledger and extract trial balance monthly/quarterly.
  • Prepare and present general purpose financial statements monthly/quarterly.
  • Analyze, interpret and report general purpose financial statement monthly/quarterly.
  • Ensure proper stock accounting.
  • Reconcile bank accounts monthly/quarterly.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

BUDGET

  • Prepare the Medium Term Revenue Framework (MTRF) and Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF).
  • Prepare the Medium Term Sector Strategy (MTSS).
  • Prepare the Council’s budget (revenue, recurrent and capital expenditure).
  • Maintain budget books and records.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

EXPENDITURE

  • Prepare monthly staff payroll.
  • Ensure the existence of variation control on personnel emoluments.
  • Prepare monthly payroll journal and forward same to financial and fiscal reporting Division.
  • Maintain subsidiary ledger of payroll deductions.
  • Process approval for salaries, overhead and capital expenditures.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

FUNDS

  • Identify funds sources accruable to the Council.
  • Organize the fund accounting functions in a manner that facilitates the keeping of complete and adequate financial/statistical records of funds.
  • Ensure that funds accruable to the Council are received and accounted for.
  • Compare budgetary appropriation with actual collection as well as analyze and report the variances quarterly.
  • Prepare and submit quarterly rendition of reports to the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation as and when due.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

IGR/AID AND GRANTS

  • Document IGR sources accruing to the Council.
  • Raise journal entry of receivables register at the end of each month and pass it to final account.
  • Obtain data and information of IGR receivable by the Council.
  • Collect IGR due to the Council.
  • Ensure effective monitoring of IGR sources of the Council.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

RECONCILIATION AND OTHER CHARGES

  • Process recurrent and capital expenditure payments.
  • Maintain ledger accounts for various deductions.
  • Carry out monthly reconciliation of ledger accounts with general ledger balances.
  • Maintain vote books for salaries, overhead and capital expenditure.
  • Reconcile subsidiary accounts with the control balances in the general ledger.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

STATE OFFICES FINANCE

  • Prepare the Council’s budget (revenue, recurrent and capital expenditure) for the State Coordinating Offices.
  • Process quarterly advances to the State Coordinating Offices.
  • Collate quarterly returns from the State Coordinating Offices.
  • Analyze quarterly returns from the State Coordinating Offices.
  • Conduct periodic monitoring of State Coordinating Offices’ programmes and projects.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

GENERAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT

General Functions

  • Coordinate security matters/providers in the Council.
  • Coordinate the maintenance of Council’s building and general facilities.
  • Coordinate the Council’s Staff Multi-Purpose Cooperative Society.
  • Coordinate the provision of electricity and water for the Council.
  • Coordinate the service providers for cleaning of the Council.
  • Coordinate Union Matters.
  • Coordinate the Council’s stocks, verification and inventories.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned or required by the Director-General.

 

FACILITY MAINTENANCE AND MANAGEMENT

  • Provide general maintenance of the Council’s facilities.
  • Coordinate the provision of electricity and water for use by staff.
  • Coordinate the activities of Council’s service providers.
  • Oversee the Council’s asset management/maintenance/insurance.
  • Maintain the engineering and supervision of constructional projects.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

 

SECURITY

  • Supervise general security for the Council’s staff and property.
  • Coordinate security surveillance/protection of the Council’s equipment.
  • Monitor security personnel routinely (including night patrol).
  • Monitor the access points and permitting entry.
  • Submit drafts of monthly report on the security challenges within the Council’s premises.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

 

STAFF WELFARE

  • Coordinate the Council’s In-house clinic and crèche.
  • Coordinate the National Insurance Health Scheme (NHIS).
  • Coordinate RMRDC Staff Multi-Purpose Cooperative Society, Sports and Housing Matters.
  • Coordinate Staff Union Affairs.
  • Promote Industrial relations and harmony among staff and management
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

 

STOCK VERIFICATION

  • Conduct physical counting of stock in the Council.
  • Prepare list of needed items in the Council.
  • Carry out pre-payment and post-payment verification.
  • Inspect he Council’s store (allocated and unallocated).
  • Conduct update of inventories.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

 

 

INDUSTRIAL EXTENSION SERVICES DEPARTMENT

General Functions

  • Coordinate the Council’s activities in the states of the federation.
  • Analyze reports and issues emanating from the states and report same to the management.
  • Advise the management on issues affecting implementations of programmes and projects in the states.
  • Facilitate the component State Coordinating Offices’ participation in domestic trade fairs and exhibitions in their domains and/or zones.
  • Manage the Raw Materials Resource Centers in the component States as well as liaise with the relevant State Government for its establishment (in conjunction with the technical Divisions at the HQ), where none is in existence.
  • Seek the support and collaboration of relevant MDAs and tertiary/research institutions operating in the zones in respect of the Council’s industrial extension services.
  • Collect data on raw materials price index in the states.
  • Coordinate investors’ fora in the zones that will generate strategic investments in industrial raw materials.
  • Conduct and report on industry visits regularly, obtain and update information on industries in the states to ascertain functioning and non-functioning industries.
  • Provide information to the Technical Departments of the Council for trouble shooting and brokerage services as appropriate.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned or required by the Director-General.

The Department has six Divisions with same functions and activities, except where peculiarities are involved as follows:

  • North West Coordinating Offices
  • North East Coordinating Offices
  • North Central Coordinating Offices
  • South South Coordinating Offices
  • South West Coordinating Offices
  • South East Coordinating Offices
  • Coordinate the Council’s activities in the States within each of the six geopolitical zones.
  • Collate and analyze reports and issues emanating from States in the zones for consideration by the management
  • Facilitate the component State Coordinating Offices’ participation in domestic trade fairs and exhibitions in their domains and/or zones.
  • Manage the Raw Materials Resource Centres in the component States as well as liaise with the relevant State Government for its establishment (in conjunction with the technical Divisions at the HQ), where none is in existence.
  • Analyze data submitted on raw materials price index in the states in each Division.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

NORTH WEST COORDINATING OFFICES

  • Jigawa State
  • Kaduna State
  • Kano State
  • Katsina State
  • Kebbi State
  • Sokoto State
  • Zamfara State

NORTH EAST COORDINATING OFFICES

  • Adamawa State
  • Bauchi State
  • Borno State
  • Gombe State
  • Taraba State
  • Yobe State

NORTH CENTRAL COORDINATING OFFICES

  • Benue State
  • FCT
  • Kogi State
  • Kwara State
  • Niger State
  • Nasarawa State
  • Plateau State

SOUTH SOUTH COORDINATING OFFICES

  • Akwa Ibom State
  • Bayelsa
  • Cross River State
  • Delta State
  • Edo State
  • Rivers State

SOUTH WEST COORDINATING OFFICES

  • Ekiti State
  • Lagos State
  • Ogun State
  • Ondo State
  • Osun State

Oyo State

SOUTH EAST COORDINATING OFFICES

  • Abia State
  • Anambra State
  • Ebonyi State
  • Enugu State
  • Imo State

INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT

General Functions

  • Develop data and manage Information Technology (IT) policy for the Council.
  • Maintain the Council’s computer hardware and software.
  • Design specialized training programmes in IT related areas.
  • Develop and manage the Council’s website and databank, Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN).
  • Manage the Raw Materials Information System (RMIS).
  • Provide relevant library materials and services.
  • Sustain the cooperation/collaboration on library matters with sister libraries, national and international organizations.
  • Obtain International Standard Book Number (ISBN), International Standard Serials Number (ISSN) and Catalogue in-print (CIP) for the Council’s publications.
  • Publish the Journal of Raw Materials Research and Raw Materials Update Magazine and other publishable materials.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned or required by the Director-General.

The Department has five Divisions with their functions as follows:

COMPUTER SERVICES

  • Advise on Information Technology (IT) policy of the Council.
  • Initiate and coordinate maintenance of the Council’s hardware and software.
  • Design specialized training programmes in IT related areas.
  • Develop and manage the Council’s website and databank, Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN) of the Council.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

Units

i.Networking and Data Communication

  • Install, upgrade and deploy backup of IT facilities at the Headquarters and State Coordinating Offices.
  • Deploy VoIP solution (Automated telephoning system).
  • Integrate the Council’s networks and computer accessories.

Any other duties that may be assigned.

ii. Hardware Maintenance

  • Carry out quarterly preventive maintenance of computer systems, printers and other hardware in the Council.
  • Conduct inventory of the computer hardware equipment in the headquarters and state coordinating offices.
  • Carry out deployment of licensed software and renewal of licensed network based internet security (Anti-virus) at the Headquarters and deployment of stand-alone Internet security on the state coordinating offices computer.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

 

DOCUMENTATION AND PUBLISHING

  • Provide publishing services.  
  • Identify publishers and book agents.
  • Manage the Council’s documentation and information dissemination services.

Any other duties that may be assigned.

Units                                                           

i.Electronic Document and Record Management

  • Provide repository hardware services.
  • Embark on document survey.
  • Carry out document digitalization.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

ii.Desktop Publishing

  • Carry out concept design and editing.
  • Carry out type set of documents
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

 

iii.Publishing

  • Publish Journal of Raw Materials Research, Raw Materials Update Magazine and other publishable materials.
  • Carry out editorial review.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

LIBRARY SERVICES

  • Provide library services.
  • Liaise with relevant resource centers to collect relevant materials from various stakeholders.
  • Coordinate orders for library materials.
  • Obtain International Standard Book Number (ISBN), International Standard Serials Number (ISSN) and Catalogue-in-Print (CIP) for the Council’s publications.
  • Sustain cooperation/collaboration on library matters with sister libraries, national and international organizations..
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

Units

i.Collection Development

  • Ensure the distribution of the Council’s publication to staff and organizations.
  • Select collate and coordinate the acquisition of relevant library materials in form of books, journals, periodicals, audio-visual CD-ROM and database.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

ii.Digital/E-Library

  • Upload and populate Lib-plus through information retrieval from CD-ROM for library users.
  • Manage the Council’s E-Library and server.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned

 

iii.Reader’s Services/ Circulation

  • Disseminate scientific and technical information to users.
  • Provide reference services to library users.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

iv.Technical Services

  • Obtain International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) and catalogue in-print for accession, catalogue, classify and index library materials for easy accessibility and retrieval of information by library users.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

 

RAW MATERIALS INFORMATION

  • Develop, coordinate and manage Raw Materials Information System (RMIS).
  • Develop and manage the Web GIS.
  • Create and manage website content development/standardization.
  • Coordinate data acquisition and update.
  • Coordinate the production of Raw Materials Advisory Brief.

Any other duties that may be assigned.

Units

 i.GIS

  • Develop and expand the web GIS portal for prompt decision making by the management.
  • Coordinate the acquisition and update of relational data as well as creation of relevant shape files (Maps).
  • Assist in the development of the hand held GIS application.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

ii.Website Management

  • Carry out website content development/standardization.
  • Create Content Management System.
  • Assist in the development of the hand held web application.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

iii.Raw Materials Information System

  • Coordinate data acquisition.
  • Carry out data entry and update.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

 

STATISTICS AND DATA MANAGEMENT

  • Generate data on raw materials and related matters.
  • Facilitate the provision and dissemination of evidence-based information to support policy formulation and management decisions.
  • Coordinate data content management of RMIS and IMIS in addition to carrying out statistical analysis and interpretation of data.
  • Coordinate the publishing of RMRDC Statistical Digest, Market Research Series and Industrial Raw Materials Price Index.
  • Coordinate coding of raw materials for classification into sectors of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN).
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

Units

 i.Data Generation and Harmonization of Survey Activities

  • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders on data gathering and dissemination of information on local raw materials.
  • Ensure the update of relevant data/information on the raw materials resources in Nigeria.
  • Update RMIS with current, reliable and acceptable data.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

ii.Statistics and Data Analysis

  • Coordinate the publishing of RMRDC Statistics Digest, Market Research Series, Industrial Raw Materials Price Index and RMRDC Advisory Brief series.
  • Harmonize surveys and data gathering activities in the Council.
  • Carry out statistical analysis and interpretation of data for provision of evidenced- based, reliable and authentic information.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

 iii.Data Management

  • Coordinate the data content management of RMIS and IMIS as well as coding of raw materials classification in line with the 10 sectors of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN).
  • Design templates for extraction of data into the fourteen modules of IMIS.
  • Coordinate interconnectivity between the Council and Nigeria Customs Service Automated System for Customs Service Data (NCS-ASYCUDA) for sharing of import/export data.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

 

 

 

 

INVESTMENT AND CONSULTANCY SERVICES DEPARTMENT

General Functions

  •  Promote the development of resource-based investments.
  • Promote and facilitate the commercialization of proven research results, products and process technologies.
  • Collaborate with relevant agencies to develop standards for raw materials, processes and products.
  • Generate revenue through consultancy, brokerage and extension services as well as partnerships.
  • Provide business-startup/support services.
  • Undertake pre-feasibility and feasibility studies on resource-based investments.
  • Organize investors’ forum, workshop, conference, seminar, exhibition and trade fair.
  • Manage the Council’s Raw Materials Resource Centers.
  • Promote local raw materials and process equipment sourcing and utilization.
  • Promote raw materials processing cluster development.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned or required by the Director-General.

The Department has five Divisions with their functions as follows:

BUSINESS START-UP SUPPORT

  • Promote national and international workshops and trade fairs/exhibitions.
  • Manage the Council’s Headquarters Resource Center.
  • Coordinate the marketing and sale of the Council’s publications.
  • Conduct enterprise development activities.
  • Provide project feasibility reports, investment profiles and business plans to investors on resource-based projects.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

CONSULTANCY SERVICES

  • Conduct pre-feasibility and feasibility studies on resource-based investments.
  • Undertake consultancy, brokerage, linkage and extension services.
  • Generate revenue through consultancy, brokerage and extension services as well as partnerships.
  • Promote local raw materials and process equipment sourcing and utilization.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

  • Conduct training on raw materials production, processing, packaging and utilization.
  • Provide scientific and technical support services.
  • Provide information on viable projects in the states based on competitive and comparative advantages.
  • Create linkage between raw materials producers and user industries.
  • Assist entrepreneurs to access opportunities in resource-based investments.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

QUALITY ASSURANCE

  • Promote regulatory and quality standards and compliance.
  • Facilitate conformity of local raw materials to industrial specifications.
  • Conduct training on quality and regulatory standards as well as compliance.
  • Update the handbook on specifications of raw materials.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

 

CLUSTER PROMOTION AND INNOVATION  

  • Promote raw materials processing cluster development.
  • Establish database on innovative clusters in Nigeria.
  • Promote competitiveness of resource-based products for domestic and export markets.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

 

 

 

MINERALS AND MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

General Functions

  • Initiate, coordinate and promote relevant R&D programmes in research institutions and industries on metals and gemstones development and utilization.
  • Identify locations of metallic minerals and gemstone deposits across the country.
  • Encourage electrical and electronics R&D activities among industries, research and tertiary institutions in the country.
  • Encourage and promote the development of essential electrical and electronics components and accessories from local raw materials.
  • Promote the establishment of policy guidelines on EERM sector.
  • Promote the utilization of raw materials from conventional and renewable sources such as wind, solar, biomass and biofuel for energy production.
  • Initiate and promote energy and fuel minerals related research and development activities to bolster the energy mix in Nigeria.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned or required by the Director-General.

The Department has five Divisions with their functions as follows:

INDUSTRIAL MINERALS DEVELOPMENT

  • Provide requisite data and information on mineral raw materials, processing equipment and technology, market potentials, etc.
  • Initiate, promote and coordinate R&D, technology development and investment activities in the minerals sector.
  • Conduct studies on the development and utilization of mineral raw materials.
  • Coordinate the conduct of inventory and updating of data/information on mineral raw materials.
  • Coordinate annual solid minerals sector review.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

Units

  1. Mineral Development
  • Conduct final R&D proposal and results assessments on minerals.
  • Undertake critical appraisal of technology in the mineral sector.
  • Conduct a biennial review of the mineral sector with respect to depletion, conservation/stockpiling and advice on necessary precautions.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.
  1. Non-Metallic
  • Conduct final R&D proposal and results assessments on non-metallic minerals.
  • Undertake critical appraisal of technology in the non-metallic minerals sector.
  • Conduct a biennial review of the non-metallic sector with respect to depletion, conservation/stockpiling and advice on necessary precautions.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned

METALLIC MINERALS AND GEMSTONE

  • Initiate, coordinate and promote relevant R&D programmes in research institutions and industries on metals and gemstones development and utilization.
  • Collate and process data on metals and gemstones.
  • Compile specifications for metals used in various industrial applications.
  • Conduct assessment of R&D proposals from universities, polytechnics and research institutes on metals and gemstones.
  • Carry out industrial trouble shooting on companies requiring metallic raw materials.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

Units

  1. Metallic Mineral Mining and Beneficiation
  • Conduct assessment of R&D proposals from universities, polytechnics and research institutes on metals.
  • Initiate, coordinate and promote relevant R&D programmes in research institutions and industries on metals.
  • Gather, collate and process data on metals.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.
  1. Gemstone Development and Utilization
  • Conduct assessment of R&D proposals from universities, polytechnics and research Institutes on gemstones.
  • Initiate, coordinate and promote relevant R&D programmes in research institutions and industries on gemstones.
  • Gather collate and process data on gemstones.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.
  • Metal and Gemstone Publication
  • Gather data from the Council, field and relevant organizations.
  • Produce publications on metals and gemstones.
  • Review draft publications on metals and gemstones.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

MOTOR VEHICLES MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT

  • Initiate, coordinate and liaise with relevant organizations on R&D, technology development and investment activities on raw materials necessary for the sector.
  • Promote R&D projects on components for the motor vehicle industry in Nigeria.
  • Promote the development of National Auto Local Content Programme in collaboration with the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC).
  • Conduct specific studies on raw materials requirement of the sector.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

Units

  1. Automotive
  • Initiate, coordinate and liaise with relevant organizations on R&D, technology development and investment activities on raw materials necessary for the automotive industry.
  • Promote R&D projects on components for the automotive industry in Nigeria.
  • Promote the development of National Auto Local Content Programme in collaboration with the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC).
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.
  1. Motor Vehicle Materials
  • Initiate, coordinate and liaise with relevant organizations on R&D, technology development and investment activities on raw materials necessary for the sector.
  • Promote R&D projects on components for the motor vehicle industry in Nigeria.
  • Conduct specific studies on raw materials requirement of the sector.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT

  • Encourage electrical and electronics R&D activities among industries, research and tertiary institutions in the country.
  • Encourage and promote the development of essential electrical and electronics components and accessories from local raw materials.
  • Promote the establishment of policy guidelines on EERM sector.
  • Promote investment in priority electrical/electronic components and products.
  • Identify priority research areas and potential research in the EERM sub-sector.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

Units

  1. Electronics Equipment
  • Carry out research and activities on electronics equipment.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.
  1. Electrical Equipment
  • Carry out research and activities on electrical equipment.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT

  • Coordinate the production of inventory and blueprint of raw materials in the construction industry.
  • Promote R&D and investment opportunities in the industry.
  • Promote the development of composite materials for the industry.
  • Conduct collaborative R&D activities with industry, higher education and research institutions on new and emerging technologies in the industry.
  • Utilize earth-based natural raw materials, biomaterials, new and emerging materials as well as new products in the industry.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

Units

  1. Construction Materials
  • Coordinate the production of inventory and blueprint of raw materials in the construction industry
  • Promote R&D and investment opportunities in the industry.
  • Promote the development of composite materials for the industry.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.
  1. Construction Technology
  • Coordinate the production of inventory and blueprint of raw materials in the field of construction technology.
  • Promote R&D and investment opportunities in construction technology.
  • Conduct collaborative R&D activities with industry, higher education and research institutions on new and emerging technologies in the construction industry.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

PLANNING AND POLICY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

General Functions

  •  Initiate and coordinate the Council’s collaboration with relevant stakeholders.
  • Coordinate the Council’s participation in National Council meetings.
  • Coordinate the monitoring and evaluation of the Council’s programmes and projects.
  • Coordinate and organize the Council’s programme on raw materials deletion/local content/merit awards.
  • Coordinate the preparation of quarterly, annual and other Council’s reports.
  • Advise on tariff and other fiscal policy matters.
  • Coordinate bilateral and multilateral international collaboration activities.
  • Coordinate the Council’s strategic planning processes including review, development and monitoring of implementation plans.
  • Consult regularly with the Organized Private Sector and relevant government agencies to prepare and present timely analysis of the impact expected from policy changes at the local, state and federal levels to support decision making.
  • Organize and coordinate the Council’s Project Review Committee (PRC) meetings.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned or required by the Director-General.

The Department has five Divisions with their functions as follows:

PLANNING

  • Coordinate the Council’s collaboration with relevant stakeholders including the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Nigerian Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), Nigerian Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (NASME), and Nigerian Association of Small Scale Industrialists (NASSI).
  • Coordinate the Council’s participation in National Council meetings on Science and Technology; Industry, Trade and Investment; Agriculture, etc.
  • Coordinate the monitoring and evaluation of the Council’s programmes and projects.
  • Coordinate the preparation of quarterly and annual reports as well as other Council’s reports.
  • Organize in-house monthly seminars and annual lectures.
  • Organize local raw materials content development and merit award programmes.
  • Advise on tariff and other fiscal policy matters.
  • Provide project management and oversight functions related to planning activities, developing new programmes, budgeting, reviewing past programmes and coordinating work with other departments and divisions of the Council.
  • Provide technical support to other departments and divisions of the Council on programmes and projects delivery
  • Organize the Project Review Committee (PRC) meetings and serve as its secretariat.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned

Units 

  1. Monitoring and Evaluation, PRC, Seminars and Workshops
  • Provide project management and oversight functions related to planning activities, monitoring and evaluation, development of programmes and projects, and coordination of work with other departments and divisions in the Council.
  • Organize the Project Review Committee (PRC) meetings and serve as its secretariat.
  • Organize in-house monthly seminar and other lectures on project planning and implementation.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

iiIndustrial Outreach/Merit Awards

  • Liaise with the Organized Private Sector and other departments in the Council on raw materials and products development.
  • Collaborate with the Organized Private Sector.
  • Ensure linkages with the sectors of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria and other organizations of the Organized Private Sector.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

 

iii. Reports (Quarterly and Annual)

  •  Collect, collate and prepare reports (quarterly/mid-year and annual reports) for submission to the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology.
  • Compile reports on the Council’s achievements.
  • Coordinate the preparation and presentation of the Council’s information and action memoranda for National Councils’ meetings.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION

  • Coordinate international collaboration activities (multilateral and bilateral)
  • Coordinate the establishment of linkages with relevant international research and technological organizations.
  • Source international capacity building programmes and process foreign trips for the Council.
  • Source funds from local and International development partners for the implementation of the Council’s programmes and projects.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.
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Units

 Multilateral

  • Coordinate the Council`s multilateral programmes and activities with relevant international and regional bodies.
  • Explore the formation of consortia with relevant institutions for possible access to funds from international development agencies.
  • Process foreign trips for the Council.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

 ii.Bilateral

  • Coordinate and promote bilateral cooperation through Economic Joint Commissions and other bilateral instruments.
  • Interact with relevant National Focal Points.
  • Identify models for implementation of Nigeria Knowledge Transfer Programme (NKTP) matters.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

 

MICRO, SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES INDUSTRIAL RELATION SERVICES

  • Collaborate with relevant government agencies to achieve the aims of the National MSME Award Scheme.
  • Expand the Council’s interactions with the Organized Private Sector for the focused development of MSMEs.
  • Stimulate the involvement of more women and youth in MSMEs.
  • Promote activities in relation to the National Strategy for Competitiveness in Raw Materials and Products Development in Nigeria.
  • Promote MSME related capacity building.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

 Units

  1. Organized Private Sector Collaboration
  • Handle activities regarding the Council’s interactions with the Organized Private Sector and Non-Governmental Organizations.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.
  1. National MSME Award and Competiveness
  • Coordinate activities of the Council’s collaboration with the National MSME Scheme.
  • Promote activities on the National Strategy for Competitiveness in Raw Materials and Products Development in Nigeria.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

 MSME Capacity Building

  • Oversee capacity building activities including training workshops and data collection on MSMEs.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

LOCAL CONTENT ADVISORY SERVICES

  •  Promote the National Strategy for Competitiveness in Raw Materials and Products Development in Nigeria.
  • Draw up a roadmap on local raw materials content development and promotion.
  • Advise on incentives/reward mechanisms to promote local content development.
  • Collaborate with implementing agencies of Presidential Executive Order 5 on local content development.
  • Identify and organize specialized training on local content development in Nigeria.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

Units

 i.Mineral Local Content/Products Development

  • Coordinate activities on mineral raw materials and products development.
  • Advise on incentives/rewards mechanisms to promote utilization of mineral raw materials.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

ii.Agricultural Local Content/Products Development

  • Coordinate activities on agricultural raw materials and products development.
  • Advise on incentives/rewards mechanisms to promote utilization of agricultural raw materials.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

iii.Local Content/Merit Award 

  • Identify organizations with increased local content in their operations and output.
  • Organize and coordinate local content awards to deserving organizations.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

 

POLICY ANALYSIS AND DEVELOPMENT

  • Provide data and documents on raw materials development policy for the promotion of local content development.
  • Analyze and produce policy documents on strategic secondary raw materials on the agricultural and solid minerals sectors.
  • Analyze and produce policy documents on strategic raw materials to assist local investors in making investment decisions on backward integration and value addition.
  • Analyze different sectors of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria and relevant documents produced by some public and private organizations on raw materials production and utilization.
  • Carry out value chain analysis and development of the agricultural and mineral raw materials available in Nigeria.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

Units

i.Policy Analysis 

  • Carry out commodity value chain analysis.
  • Conduct policy reviews, analysis and evaluation.
  • Liaise with appropriate Division(s) on local content, deletion and tariff matters.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

ii.Policy Research and Documentation 

  • Prepare Policy Briefs.
  • Conduct policy research and acquisition.
  • Carry out policy categorization and documentation.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

TRADE FACILITATION

  • Work closely with the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment regarding trade facilitation (trade in goods and services); tariff issues with regard to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and Most Favoured Nations (MFN), Applied Tariff Structure, Tariff Preferences, Duty and Tax Exemptions and Concessions in relation to raw materials and products development.
  • Liaise with relevant agencies or bodies on issues related to Non-Tariff Measures (SPS measures, TBT measures, Rules of Origin and other non-tariff measures).
  • Promote trade related infrastructure development.
  • Promote trade agreements such as Aid for Trade (AfT); Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs); Africa Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA); Preferential Trade Agreements (PTAs), Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement, Boosting Intra-African Trade (BIAT) of the AU, etc.
  • Align the Council with the implementation of the National Trade Policy and Regulations, including e-commerce, Industry 4.0 and building productive capacity.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

 Units

i.Global Trade Collaboration

  • Collaborate with relevant local and international agencies and bodies on trade facilitation matters.
  • Promote the development of trade related infrastructure such as Single Window, Commodity Exchange and Market Information Pools at the global level.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

ii.Regional Trade Collaboration

  • Collaborate with the Organized Private Sector on trade facilitation matters.
  • Collaborate with relevant regional trade bodies on trade facilitation matters.
  • Promote the development of trade related infrastructure such as Single Window, Commodity Exchange and Market Information Pools at the regional level.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

 

 

SPECIAL DUTIES DEPARTMENT

General Functions

  • Coordinate other technical and administrative matters as assigned by the Director-General.
  • Articulate and develop the Council’s gender strategy in raw materials processing and development.
  • Ensure system design, implementation, testing, documentation and deployment of manufacturer’s information system.
  • Coordinate the Council’s strategy for improvement of service delivery through SERVICOM compliance.
  • Facilitate standardization and conformity assessment for SMEs and other Industries in obtaining standard marks for their products. 
  • Identify programmes and projects that may be eligible and viable for Public-Private Partnership (PPP) initiative.
  • Articulate programmes that streamline the Council’s activities in line with the Competitiveness Strategy and to re-position it with the appropriate human and materials capacity to deliver on the goals of local raw materials sourcing and development as well as import reduction in areas of comparative and competitive advantage.
  • Develop strategies and roadmap for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) in the Council’s programmes, projects and activities.
  • Coordinate and compile the Director-General’s speeches and presentations.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned or required by the Director-General.

The Department has eight Units with their functions as follows:

GENDER

  • Articulate and develop the Council’s gender strategy in raw materials processing and development.
  • Provide technical support to the Council on gender issues.
  • Strengthen the technical capacity of the Council’s staff on gender issues through training.
  • Develop partnerships with relevant institutions and stakeholders to strengthen the nation’s capacity to respond to the economic needs of women.
  • Initiate and implement programmes and projects geared towards social empowerment for women and youth through capacity building and other activities.

Any other duties that may be assigned.

COMPUTER LABORATORY AND TRAINING CENTRE

  • Provide appropriate environment for software development to solve specific problems for the Council.
  • Test new software in a conducive environment before deployment to the office.
  • Ensure system design, implementation, testing, documentation and deployment of manufacturer’s information system.
  • Deploy and use computer software to meet the operational and managerial needs of the Council.
  • Develop modules, manuals, packages and computer aided learning software, presentation tools, multimedia and the use of networks including Internet for its capacity building.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

SERVICOM

  • Coordinate the Council’s strategy for improvement of service delivery through SERVICOM compliance.
  • Ensure global best practices in service delivery.
  • Serve as a link between the Council and SERVICOM office at the Presidency.
  • Oversee the management of the Front Office Desk.
  • Coordinate impact assessment of the Council’s activities.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

ANALYTICAL LABORATORY AND TESTING CENTRE

  • Provide precise, accurate and reliable facilities and services in chemical and material testing.
  • Provide comprehensive solution for analytical, testing and research needs that ensure the product quality of SMEs right from the product development.
  • Promote standardization and necessary information with regard to material and end products specifications.
  • Ensure quality assurance and collaborate with relevant institutions, testing laboratories and non-Governmental Organizations.
  • Promote the total quality management concept among small scale sector industrial units and assist the units to obtain accreditation for ISO-9000/BIS 14000.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

ISO TRAINING CENTRE

  • Ensure that appropriate standards are adhered to in trade facilitation across the globe.
  • Provide training on awareness creation, advocacy, quality assessment and application of international standards for management systems, good governance and sustainability.
  • Facilitate certification of individuals and organizations on a wide range ISOs.
  • Offer a portfolio of certified training courses on quality and auditing topics at different levels designed to suit the needs of employers and individuals.
  • Serve as the gateway between the Council and ISO family, regulatory and legal entities on quality and standards.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP/REFORMS COORDINATING

  • Serve as a link between the Council and Bureau of Public Service Reform.
  • Identify programmes and projects that may be eligible and viable for Public-Private Partnership (PPP) initiative.
  • Ensure effective implementation of the agreement entered into between the Council and its Partner(s).
  • Evaluate projects within the Council’s capital budget and recommend those that shall be undertaken under PPP platform.
  • Liaise with the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) on projects appraisal, negotiation, implementation, advice and guidance on PPP matters.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

STRATEGIC PROJECT REPORTING

  • Draw up programmes that hinge on the implementation of the three major goals of the Strategic Plan (2018-2021).
  • Guide the management to deliver on its programmes and projects with special focus on the development of secondary raw materials for industrialization and overall socio-economic growth through value added products.
  • Articulate programmes that streamline the Council’s activities in line with the Competitiveness Strategy and to re-position it with the appropriate human and materials capacity to deliver on the goals of local raw materials sourcing and development as well as import reduction in areas of comparative and competitive advantage.
  • Determine industry needs, carry out R&D and other programmes and projects to meet industry’s needs in line with the overall vision, policy thrust and aspirations of the Federal Government.
  • Design activities that improve linkages with relevant local and international organizations/bodies with a view to assisting in the emergence of viable SMEs while adopting standard procedures for efficient and effective control, monitoring and evaluation of projects and staff performance.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

SDG

  • Develop strategies and roadmap for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) in the Council’s programmes, projects and activities.
  • Translate the Council’s programmes and projects to actionable goals and activities to maximize its contribution in achieving the critical SDG agenda.
  • Draw up programmes to maximize the Council’s contribution in achieving the critical SDG agenda.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

General Functions

  • Initiate and coordinate relevant technology development activities including R&D programmes with research institutions and industries on raw materials development and utilization.
  • Address issues in the areas of industrial machinery/process plant, upgrade of indigenous technology, reverse engineering, design and fabrication of process equipment, development and establishment of pilot plants.
  • Upgrade indigenous technology for raw materials processing, reverse engineering as well as design and fabrication of process equipment, machinery and plant.
  • Compile specifications for industrial raw materials, machinery and equipment components.
  • Advise on the acquisition and adaptation of technology for processing raw materials.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned or required by the Director-General.

The Department has six Divisions with their functions as follows:

INDUSTRIAL/PILOT PLANT EQUIPMENT

  • Coordinate activities on the domestication and local production of universal equipment and machinery relevant and common to the processing and manufacturing industries in the country.
  • Coordinate engineering activities for the promotion of capacity building in local production and development of process equipment and machinery prototypes.
  • Coordinate the establishment of pilot plants from successful R&D projects of the Council.
  • Encourage and promote the development of essential process equipment components and accessories from local raw materials and the translations of proven R&D results and designs for production/fabrication.
  • Coordinate the production of annual process equipment magazine.

Any other duties that may be assigned.

TECHNO-MARKETING

  • Market the technology developed by the Council (reverse and re-engineered, Computer Aided Design (CAPED) software, R&D results, patented products, etc.
  • Promote investors’ fora to showcase primary and secondary raw materials as well as process equipment to industrialists and investors.
  • Market bankable research and development results and facilitate commercialization of viable market-driven R&D outputs.
  • Extend the Council’s technologies to end-users through techno-preneurship training designed to suit various target groups.
  • Coordinate and manage the Council’s Resource Centers.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT

  • Develop products from R&D results.
  • Produce database of novel products and products development manual.
  • Compile, evaluate and compare new products with certain base standards.
  • Develop Implementation framework for Products standardization
  • Promote investments in new products formulation
  • Any other duties that may be assigned

TECHNOLOGY ADAPTATION

  • Promote technology acquisition, assimilation and internalization.
  • Provide an efficient process for identification and selection of foreign technology.
  • Provide an efficient process for replication of foreign technology.
  • Provide an efficient process for adaptation of technology.
  • Ensure the patent of technologies developed by the Council.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

Units

  1. Technology Adaptation
  • Identify foreign technology for adoption and internalization.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned
  1. Technology Collaboration
  • Identify agencies and organizations for collaboration on technology adaptation and adoption.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

iii.        Catalytic Model Factory Collaboration

  • Identify projects based on local raw materials for development through the catalytic model.
  • Develop blueprint for the establishment of catalytic model factories.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned
  1. Patent Unit
  • Liaise with other Departments to ascertain status of technologies for patenting.
  • Compile the Council’s completed technologies/R&D activities.
  • File application for patent to the relevant agency.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

INDIGENOUS TECHNOLOGY

  • Initiate, coordinate and liaise with relevant organizations on R&D, technology development and investment activities on Nigeria’s indigenous technologies.
  • Coordinate and manage the Technology Demonstration and Promotion Centre in collaboration with stakeholders.
  • Collect and document data/information and upload same to the Nigeria Indigenous Process Technology Information System (NIPTIS).
  • Any other duties that may be assigned

Units

  1. Technology Development
  • Initiate, coordinate and liaise with relevant organizations on R&D, technology development and investment activities on Nigeria’s indigenous technologies.
  • Carry out audit and update information on indigenous technology in Nigeria.
  • Promote upgrade of indigenous technology in Nigeria.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.
  1. Information Generation and Management
  • Coordinate and manage the Technology Demonstration and Promotion Centre in collaboration with stakeholders.
  • Collect and document data/information and upload same to the Nigeria Indigenous Process Technology Information System (NIPTIS).
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

ENGINEERING DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT

  • Coordinate activities for the promotion of capacity building in local design and development of process equipment and plants.
  • Coordinate activities on engineering design and development of the Council’s projects.
  • Coordinate and document designs for technologies being adopted by the Council.
  • Conduct Performance Guarantee Tests (PGT) and Performance Acceptance Tests (PAT) as well as other necessary tests on the Council’s projects.
  • Develop and utilize project functional specifications and timeline for engineering tasks for components and assemblies in the Council.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.