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

Our Mission

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

Our Vision

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


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

  • Draw up policy guidelines and action programmes on raw materials acquisition, exploitation and development
  • Review from time to time, raw material resources availability and utilization with a view to advising the Federal Government on the strategic implication of depletion, conservation or stock-pilling of such resources
  • Advise on adoption of machinery and processes for raw materials utilization
  • Encourage publicity of research findings and other information relevant to local sourcing of raw materials for industries
  • Encourage growth of implant research and development capabilities
  • Advise on and devise awards or systems for industries that achieve any break-through or make innovations and inventions
  • Organize workshops, symposia and seminars from time to time designed to enlighten people on new developments and solutions discovered
  • Consider and advise on special research grants for specific objectives, and
  • Consider and advise on any other issue capable of enhancing the objectives of the Council.

Some of Our Projects

  • Baryte scrubber ( RMRDC BARYTE SCRUBBER )
  • Lovastatin ( LOVASTATIN MUSHROOM )
  • CAD Equipment Design ( RMRDC Collaboration on Equipment Design )
  • Process Equipment Design ( National Competition for Process Equipment Design )
  • Mathematical modeling ( Mathematical modeling of process equipment )
  • FLASH DRYER ( Design and fabrication of flash dryer )
  • kaolin Processing ( Development of calcined kaolin for paint industry )
  • water borne paint ( Water-borne paint from blends of natural rubber latex and polyvinyl acetate (pva) )
  • Chemicals and reagents ( Development of laboratory chemicals and reagents for schools )
  • Phytomedicine for tuberculosis ( Development of phytomedicine for the treatment of tuberculosis (tb) )
  • Microbial-type culture collection
  • Moringa Oleifera ( Development of moringa oleifera for water treatment, medical and other uses )
  • Rubber seed oil ( Production of alkyd resin from rubber seed oil )
  • Castor oil ( Development of castor oil and its derivatives )
  • Caustic soda ( Development of pilot plant for the production of caustic soda and precipitated calcium carbonate )
  • Development of Mini-refinery ( Development of mini-refinery for naphtha hydro-treating and fluid catalytic cracking units. )
  • Kilishi processing ( Optimization of kilishi processing technology )