Departments

Deparments In The Council

Following are the list of departments and their functions:

DIRECTOR-GENERAL/CEO OFFICE

The office is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Council and provides direction on the implementation of policies as they affect the Council’s programmes and projects and any other assignment that may be given by the Governing Board and /or the supervising Ministry.

Functions

  • General and effective administration of the Council
  • Implement the National Strategy for Competitiveness in Raw Materials and Products Development in Nigeria as indicated in goals 1: objective 1 of Council’s 2018-2021. Operational Plan (pages 12-13).
  • Integrates Council’s procurement expenditure into the yearly budget.
  • Ensures adequate publicity of Council’s programmes and activities through available print and electronic media
  • Promotes Ethics and Integrity through enforcing compliance with Ethical Codes in the Councils;
  • Facilitates Council’s compliance with the requirements of the law in the implementation of programmes and projects.
      • Puts in place adequate measures for the proper internal control to prevent and detect fraud and loss of cash.
      • Sources for investors and mobilizes funds for commercialization of viable local resource based R&D results, through business to business meetings and other economic fora.
      • Preparation, representation and presentation of Director General’s speeches
      • Any other duties that may be assigned

Units in the DG’s Office

Competitiveness Strategy Implementation Task Unit (SITU)

  • Implement the National Strategy for Competitiveness in Raw Materials and Products Development in Nigeria as indicated in goals 1: objective 1 of Council’s 2018-2021. Operational Plan (pages 12-13).
  • Provide DG with evidence-based information to effectively liaise and guide the National Steering Committee on Competitiveness towards implementation of the strategy (Council’s 2018-2021 Operational Plan: page 14).
  • Constitute stakeholder’s forum comprising participating organizations which include MDAs, OPS, etc. to organize meetings at regular intervals to validate project activities, monitor progress and achievements, etc.; (Council’s 2018-2021 Operational Plan: page 14).
  • To regularly carry out advocacy. The aim is to consistently create awareness and promote the National Strategy for Competitiveness in Raw Materials and Products Development in Nigeria (Council’s 2018-2021 Operational Plan: page 14).
  • To develop a model for R&D in Nigeria (Council’s 2018-2021 Operational Plan: page 22).
Any other duties that may be assigned

Procurement Unit

  • Identifies goods, works and services required and carries out appropriate market and statistical surveys.
  • Integrates Council’s procurement expenditure into the yearly budget.
  • Prescribes appropriate method for effecting procurements and secures necessary approvals for implementation.
  • Advertises and solicits for bids in compliance with guidelines issued by the Bureau of Public Procurement.
  • Receives and maintains appropriate documentation for bids, obtains a “Certificate of No Objection” from the Bureau of Public Procurement and makes submissions to the Tenders Board.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

Public Affairs and Protocol Unit

  • Produces publicity materials for the Council.
  • Monitors, reviews all print and electronic media coverage of Council’s activities and advises the Director General accordingly.
  • Liaises with relevant departments, print and electronic media to publicize Council’s activities.
  • Provides Photographic and video coverage at all Council’s activities.
  • Liaises with stakeholders and Nigerian Mission on arrangements to receive Board members and/or Director General when attending functions in Nigeria and abroad.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

Anti-Corruption Committee

  • Conducts Preliminary/administrative Investigations when necessary on suppression and falsification of records, false alarm, corruption, embezzlement, dishonesty, etc.
  • Educates and enlightens the Council on corruption and related offences;
  • Promotes Ethics and Integrity through enforcing compliance with Ethical Codes in the Councils;
  • Undertake the Study and Review of Operational systems of RMRDC to improve transparency and accountability.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission.

Legal Affairs Unit

  • Proffers legal advice to the Management of the Council.
  • Facilitates 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 Council’s legal retainers.
  • Handles acquisition, transfer or conveyance of assets and properties to or by the Council.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

Internal Audit Unit

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

Business and Innovation Centre

  • Sources for investors and mobilizes funds for commercialization of viable local resource based R&D results, through business to business meetings and other economic fora.
  • Promotes techno- entrepreneurship as means of increased science and technology application in small and medium scale investments.
  • Generates and develops innovative business ideas for implementation and increased revenue.
  • Negotiates Council's stake and advice legal unit on drafting agreements for participation in joint venture projects embarked upon by the RMRDC and to represent it in the Board of such ventures.
  • Plans  and  implements    divestment of RMRDC projects that are due for  divestment;
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

AGRICULTURE & AGRO-ALLIED RAW MATERIALS DEPARTMENT

In view of the current re-organization, the Department of Agriculture and Agro-Allied Raw Materials now has six Divisions to drive its activities. These Divisions are:

  • Food and Beverage Division
  • Wood and Wood Products Division
  • Textile and Garments Development Division
  • Pulp and Paper Products Division
  • Bio resources and Biodiversity Division
  • Livestock and Leather Division

GENERAL FUNCTIONS

  • Initiation, coordination and promotion of relevant R&D programmes in tertiary and research Institutions and industries on agro raw materials development and utilization.
  • Collation and processing of data on agro raw materials development and utilization.
  • Preparation of reports for periodic review on agro raw materials utilization/depletion/conservation.
  • Production of technical briefs on agricultural raw materials.
  • Compilation of specifications for agro raw materials.
  • Collaboration with the Organized Private Sector (OPS) and other relevant institutions both locally and internationally.
  • Provision of inputs into the preparation of periodic policy reports on all sectors as applicable to the agriculture & agro-allied departments.
  • Boosting the production of agro raw materials
  • Promoting the establishment of plantations of indigenous economic trees.
  • Other relevant assignments that may arise from economic reform policies of government. 

FOOD AND BEVERAGE DIVISION (FBD)

FUNCTIONS OF THE DIVISION

  • Initiates and coordinates R&D, technology development and investment to address the raw materials challenges in the Food and Beverage sector.
  • Develop projects for the production of Food and Beverage products.
  • Conducts studies on Food and Beverage raw materials.
  • Any other activities that may be assigned

UNITS UNDER FOOD AND BEVERAGE DIVISION
The Division `has two units to drive its programmes and activities. These are:

Food and Cash Crop Unit:

  • Promote the local sourcing of available raw materials, as well as generate and disseminate information to promote their optimal utilization by industries in Nigeria.
  • Boosting 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.
  • Ant other duties that may be assigned

Beverage Unit:

  • Promote the Production and processing of fruits and vegetables into juices, concentrates and other related products
  • Development and production of food additives from local 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 assign

BIORESOURCES AND BIODERVISTY DIVISION (BBD)

The Division is expected to explore the potentials and optimal utilization of the nation’s plant and animal resources with a view to documenting, developing and promote their uses. To drive this process, three Units with capacity to achieve set goals and targets were created.
Functions

  • Identify conservation strategies engendering biodiversity of Nigeria’s resources and develop effective stock piling strategies for agricultural biodiversity
  • Adopt strategies of 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
  • 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

Biodiversity Unit:

  • Audit of Nigerian Medicinal Plants
  • Documentation of Plants with Medicinal/Pharmaceutical Properties
  • Developing a Data Base on the Genomic Resources of Nigeria
  • Any other duties that may be assigned

GMO and Biosafety Unit:

  • 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

Bio resources Unit:

  • Document all 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 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 DIVISION

FUNCTIONS OF THE DIVISION

  • Initiates and coordinates R&D, technology, development and investment to address the critical raw materials challenges in Leather and Livestock sector.
  • Develops projects for the production of Leather and leather products
  • Conducts studies on Leather and livestock raw materials.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

Leather and Leather Products development Unit:

  • Initiates, promotes and coordinates R & D efforts on leather and leather products in the country
  • Develops projects for the production of leather and livestock products
  • Conducts studies on leather and livestock raw materials
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

 
Livestock Unit

  • Initiates, promotes and coordinates R & D efforts on livestock and products in the country
  • Develops projects for the production of livestock products
  • Conducts studies on livestock quality, feed formulations and products
  • Any other duties that may be assigned

TEXTILE AND GARMENT DEVELOPMENT DIVISION

Functions of the Division

  • Initiates and coordinates R&D, technology, development and investment to address the critical raw materials challenges in the textile and garment sector.
  • Develop projects for the production of textiles and garments.
  • Conducts studies on textile and garment raw materials.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

Textile Development Unit

  • Initiates and coordinates R&D, technology, development and investment to address the critical raw materials challenges in the textile sub sector.
  • Develop projects for the production of textiles.
  • Conducts studies on textile raw materials.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

Garment development Unit

  • Promoting garmenting technology in Nigeria
  • Fabric care and Management
  • Developing Garment Business modules / Entrepreneurship
  • Any other duties that may be assigned

PULP, PAPER AND PAPER PRODUCTS DIVISION (PPPD)

FUNCTIONS of the Division

  • Initiates R&D, technology, development and   address the need and challenges of the pulp, paper and paper products industries.
  • Conducts studies on Pulp and Paper raw materials.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

The Division is made up of three Units:
Primary Paper Manufacturing Unit:

  • Promote production of Pulp From Non-Woody Agricultural (Agro) Waste Materials for Handmade and Tissue Papers
  • Collaboration with MAN (6Ps) sectoral group
  • Determination of the Suitability of Nigerian raw materials for paper making
  • Any other duties that may be assigned

Printing and Publishing Unit:

  • National study on wood species for Pulp and Paper Industry
  • Industrial Survey on Household Paper Products
  • Production of adhesives from locally available raw materials for the Nigerian paper industries.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned

Stationeries, Light/Heavy Packaging Unit:

  • Investment promotion on handmade paper bag production
  • Development of recycling plant for tetra pack beverage cartons, paper and egg tray
  • Any other duties that may be assigned

WOOD AND WOOD PRODUCT DIVISION (WWPD).

FUNCTIONS OF THE DIVISION:

  • Initiates and coordinates R&D, technology, development and investment to address the critical raw materials challenges with the wood and wood products sector.
  • Develops projects for the production of products from wood.
  • Conducts studies on wood raw materials.
  • Facilitates joint patenting of research breakthroughs and compilation of research findings and documentation for wood and wood product sectors.
  • Any other duty that may be assigned

The division is structured into two (2) units:
Wood and wood products Unit

  • Initiates and coordinates R&D, technology, development and investment to address the critical raw materials challenges with the wood and wood products sector.
  • Develops projects for the production of wood products.
  • Conducts studies on wood raw materials.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned

Non-wood forest resources Unit

  • Initiates and coordinates R&D, technology, development and investment to address the critical raw materials challenges on non-wood forest resources
  • Promote utilization of non-wood forest resources
  • Conducts studies on non-wood raw materials.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned

ADMINISTRATION AND HUMAN RESOURCE DEPARTMENT (AHRD)

In view of the current re-organization, the Department of Agriculture and Agro-Allied Raw Materials now has six Divisions to drive its activities. These Divisions are:

  • Food and Beverage Division
  • Wood and Wood Products Division
  • Textile and Garments Development Division
  • Pulp and Paper Products Division
  • Bio resources and Biodiversity Division
  • Livestock and Leather Division

GENERAL FUNCTIONS

  • Initiation, coordination and promotion of relevant R&D programmes in tertiary and research Institutions and industries on agro raw materials development and utilization.
  • Collation and processing of data on agro raw materials development and utilization.
  • Preparation of reports for periodic review on agro raw materials utilization/depletion/conservation.
  • Production of technical briefs on agricultural raw materials.
  • Compilation of specifications for agro raw materials.
  • Collaboration with the Organized Private Sector (OPS) and other relevant institutions both locally and internationally.
  • Provision of inputs into the preparation of periodic policy reports on all sectors as applicable to the agriculture & agro-allied departments.
  • Boosting the production of agro raw materials
  • Promoting the establishment of plantations of indigenous economic trees.
  • Other relevant assignments that may arise from economic reform policies of government. 

CHEMICAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL MATERIALS DEPARTMENT

The Department is saddled with the responsibility of supporting, promoting and developing raw and advanced materials for the chemicals, pharmaceuticals and allied industries as industrial inputs for accelerated economic growth.  The core functions of the department includes:

  • Initiation, coordination and promotion of relevant R&D programmes in Research Institutions and industries on industrial chemicals and pharmaceutical raw materials development and utilization.
  • Collation and processing of data on industrial chemicals and pharmaceuticals raw materials development and utilization.
  • Commercialization of inventions and innovations through the establishment of pilot projects.
  • Organization of workshops, Seminars and symposia on industrial chemicals and pharmaceutical raw materials and investment fora.
  • Production of technical briefs on industrial chemicals and pharmaceutical raw materials.
  • Compilation of specifications for industrial chemicals and pharmaceutical raw materials.
  • Preparation of reports on levels of machinery adaptation for processing of industrial chemicals.
  • Preparation of periodic policy reports on all sectors as applicable to industrial chemicals and pharmaceutical industries.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

The department comprises six divisions. They are:

FINANCE AND ACCOUNTS DEPARTMENT

The department shall ensure effective compliance with financial regulations and accounting standards including control and management of accounting functions of the Council. The following are core functions of the department:
FUNCTIONS

  • Ensuring compliance with Financial Regulation and the Accounting Code/Manual by  all staff under his control and supervision;
  • Organizing and supervising the finance and accounting functions.
  • Advising the Accounting Officer on all financial matters as well as the technical provisions of Financial Regulations, other Treasury and Financial Circulars;
  • Maintaining proper accounting records such as books of accounts, Main and Subsidiary Ledgers;
  • Ensuring adequate control and management of the Property, Plant and Equipment Register and reconciling the schedule thereto to the General Ledger on monthly/quarterly basis;
  • Ensuring the existence of effective and adequate internal control system to safeguard the assets of the Council;
  • Ensuring the preparation and updating of the information needed for Medium Term Revenue Framework (MTRF), Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Medium Term Sector Strategy (MTSS);
  • Compiling and defending of the budget proposals and ensuring effective budget control by matching/comparing budgeted figures with actual expenditure or statutory collections (funds) as the case may be. These financial management reports should be submitted to the Accounting Officer quarterly to facilitate efficient financial management decisions;
  • Liaising with the Office of the Accountant – General of the Federation from time to time when in doubt in the interpretation of the provisions of these Regulations and other Treasury Circulars or when confronted with difficulties in the performance of his duties;
  • Ensuring the existence of an effective Audit Query Branch to promptly deal with all queries from Internal Audit Unit, Office of the Accountant – General of the Federation, Office of the Auditor – General and Public Accounts Committee, etc. and;
  • Any other responsibility/duty as may be delegated by the Accounting Officer.

GENERAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT (GSD)

General Services Department, provides a variety of support functions for the achievement of Council’s mandate. This includes ensuring that best practices in managing facilities, security, and maintenance, adequate provision of staff welfare and stock verification of the Council are performed optimally.
FUNCTIONS:

  • Coordination of security matters/providers in the Council.
  • Coordination and maintenance of Council’s Building and its general facilities
  • Coordination of Council’s Staff Multi-Purpose Cooperative Society
  • Coordination of the provision of Electricity and water for the Council.
  • Coordination of service providers for cleaning of the Council.
  • Coordination of Union Matters.
  • Coordination of Council’s stocks, verification and inventories.
  • Any other duty that may be assigned.

THE DEPARTMENT HAS FOUR (4) DIVISIONS:

  • Facility Management/Maintenance Division(FM/MD)
  • Security Division (SD)
  • Staff Welfare Division (SWD)
  • Stock Verification Unit (SVD)

IDUSTRIAL EXTENSION SERVICES DEPARTMENT (IESD)

Industrial Extension Services Department (IESD), formerly called Industrial Extension and Entrepreneurship Development Department (IEEDD) was created in 2002 with the responsibility of coordinating Council’s activities in the 36 States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The department, being the extension arm of the Council, is responsible for generating necessary data/information on raw materials development for the purpose of creating awareness and increase domestic utilization in order to hasten national self-sufficiency and self-reliance in raw materials production.
Functions of the Department

  • Coordinates Council’s activities in the States within each of the six geopolitical zones.
  • Analyzes all reports and issues emanating from States in the zones and report same to Management.
  • Advises management on issues affecting implementations of programmes/projects in the zones.
  • Facilitates the component State Coordinating Offices participation in domestic trade fairs and exhibitions in their domains and or zones.
  • Manages Raw Materials Resource Centres in the component States as well as liaises with the relevant State Government for its establishment (in conjunction with the technical Divisions at the HQ), where none is in existence.
  • Seeks the support and collaboration of relevant MDAs and tertiary/research institutions operating in the zones into accepting Council’s industrial extension services.
  • Collects data on raw materials price index in the states of each of the zones.
  • Coordinates investors’ fora in the zones that will generate strategic investments in industrial raw materials.
  • Conducts and reports on industrial visits regularly, obtains and updates information on industries in the states in order to ascertain functioning and non-functioning industries.
  • Provides information to the Technical Departments of the Council for trouble shooting and brokerage services as appropriate.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

The department is comprised of six (6) Divisions to drive its programmes and activities. These are:

  • North West Coordinating Offices Division (NWCD).
  • North East Coordinating Offices Division (NECD).
  • North Central Coordinating Offices Division (NCCD).
  • South South Coordinating Offices Division (SSCD).
  • South West Coordinating Offices Division (SWCD).
  • South East Coordinating Offices Division (SECD).

For uniformity, all the divisions has same functions and activities, except where peculiarities are involved.
Functions

  • Coordinates Council’s activities in the States within each of the six geopolitical zones.
  • Analyzes all reports and issues emanating from States in the zones.
  • Facilitates the component State Coordinating Offices participation in domestic trade fairs and exhibitions in their domains and or zones.
  • Manages Raw Materials Resource Centres in the component States as well as liaises with the relevant State Government for its establishment (in conjunction with the technical Divisions at the HQ), where none is in existence.
  • Analyzes data submitted on raw materials price index in the states in each division.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT (ICD)

The department provides computer, library, documentation and publishing services. It coordinates data collection, storage and dissemination and develops/manages the Raw Materials Information System (RMIS). It also liaises with the stakeholders on data sharing

Functions of the Department

  • Development of data and management of Information Technology (IT) policy for the Council
  • Initiates and coordinates the maintenance of computer hardware and software
  • Designing relevant training programmes in IT related areas
  • Development and management of website and databank, Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN)
  • Management of Raw Materials Information System (RMIS)
  • Provision of Library Services
  • Acquisition of  relevant Library materials
  • Maintenance of Library cooperation with sister Libraries, National and international organizations
  • Obtaining of International Standard Book Number (ISBN), International Standard Serials Number (ISSN) and Catalogue in-print (CIP) for all Council’s publications
  • Publication of Journal of Raw Materials Research and Raw Materials Update Magazine and other publishable materials
  • Any other duty as may be assigned

 

The department has five divisions:

INVESTMENT AND CONSULTANCY SERVICES DEPARTMENT (ICSD)

The Investment and consultancy Services Department (ICSD) is a department created for the purpose of promoting resource-based investment in the country through the commercialization of proven Research and Development results, as well as offering industrial extension, advisory, consultancy, enterprises development, linkage and brokerages services to groups, individuals, corporate entities and the general public.
Accordingly, the functions of the department are itemized as follows:
Functions of the department

  • Promotes the development of resource-based investments
  • Promotes and facilitates the commercialization of proven research results, products and process technologies
  • Collaborates with relevant agencies to develop standards for raw materials, processes and products
  • Generates revenue through consultancy, brokerage and extension services, as well as partnerships
  • Provides business-startup/support services
  • Undertakes pre-feasibility and feasibility studies on resource-based investments.
  • Organizes investors forum, workshops, conferences, seminars, exhibitions and trade fairs
  • Manages Council’s Raw Materials Resource Centers
  • Promotes local raw materials and process equipment sourcing and utilization
  • Promotes raw materials processing cluster development
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

The department has five divisions for effective management:

  • Business start-up/support services division
  • Consultancy services division
  • Entrepreneurship Development division
  • Quality Assurance division
  • Cluster Promotion and Innovation division

MINERALS AND MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT (MMDD)

The Department was created to develop programmes for the exploitation of the nation’s mineral resources through a robust R&D, promotional activities and collaboration with relevant institutions and organizations. The department has five divisions to drive its programmes, projects and activities.

 

Departmental 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.
  • Develop the utilization of raw materials from both 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
  • Develop the utilization of raw materials from both conventional and renewable source such as wind, solar, biomass and biofuel for energy production
  • Any other duties that may be assigned

PLANNING AND POLICY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

The Department is saddled with the responsibility of effective planning and execution of Council’s programmes, projects and activities. It provides guide, structure, processes, assessment, coordination, monitoring, and evaluation of Council’s projects. The department coordinates Council’s relationship with the Federal Ministries of Science and Technology, Industry, Trade and Investment, other MDAs as well as all National Council Meetings. It also relates with the Organized Private Sector, including the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), National Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), National Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (NASME), National Association of Small Scale Industrialists (NASSI) and other bodies on behalf of the Council. The department coordinates RMRDC’s bilateral and multilateral relations with international organizations and institutions including the recently signed Africa Continental Trade Agreement (Afcta).

Functions of the Department.

  • Initiates and coordinates Council’s collaboration with relevant stakeholders
  • Coordinates RMRDC’s participation at National Council meetings
  • Coordinates the monitoring and evaluation of Council’s programmes and projects
  • Coordinates and organizes Council’s programme on raw materials deletion/local content/merit awards
  • Prepares quarterly, annual and other Council’s reports
  • Advises on Tariff and other fiscal policy matters
  • Coordinates bilateral and multilateral international collaboration activities
  • Coordination of Council’s strategic planning processes including review, development and monitoring of implementation plans
  • Consults 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
  • Organizes and coordinates Council’s Project Review Committee (PRC) Meetings.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned

The Department is made up of 5 divisions:

SPECIAL DUTIES DEPARTMENT

The Department is saddled with the responsibility of managing both technical and administrative functions of the Director General’s Office.

Functions

  • Coordinates other technical and administrative matters as assigned by the Director General.
  • Articulates and develops Council’s gender strategy in raw materials processing and development
  • Ensures system design, implementation, testing, documentation and deployment of manufacturer’s information system.
  • Coordinates Council’s strategy for improvement of service delivery through SERVICOM compliance;
  • Facilitates standardization, conformity assessment for SMEs and other Industrial in obtaining standard Marks for their products. 
  • Identifies projects and programs that may be eligible and viable for Public Private Partnership (PPP).
  • Draws programmes that streamlines 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.
  • Develops Strategies and Road Map for Implementing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) in Council’s activities and programmes.
  • Represents the Director-General in certain assigned functions.
  • Coordinates and compiles Director General’s speeches and presentations.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned

 

The Department is made up of 8 Units.

TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

The department promotes the development of process equipment/plants and indigenous technologies for value-addition and capacity building in engineering design and fabrication as well as research, information and investment in the development of raw materials. In addition, the department promotes commercializable R&D inventions through the establishment of pilot plant projects, develops indigenous technologies for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises as well as produces technical briefs on raw materials and documentation of relevant engineering designs of equipment components and machinery amongst other functions.
 
Functions of the Department

  • Initiation and coordination of all 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 of indigenous technology for raw materials processing, reverse engineering as well as design and fabrication of process equipment, machinery and plant.
  • Compilation of specifications for industrial raw materials, machinery and equipment components
  • Advises on the acquisition and adaptation of technology for processing raw materials
  • Any other duties that may be assigned

Structure of the Department
The Department is made up of six Divisions.