About Us

Our Mission

To promote the development and optimal utilisation of Nigeria’s raw materials for sustainable industrial growth.

Our Vision

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

Why RMRDC?

Why was RMRDC created?

01

 

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

02

 

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

03

 

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

04

 

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

Mandates of RMRDC

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

  • Draw up policy guidelines and action programmes on raw materials acquisition, exploitation and development.
  • Review from time to time, raw material resources availability and utilization with a view to advising the Federal Government on the strategic implication of depletion, conservation or stock-pilling of such resources
  • Advise on adoption of machinery and processes for raw materials utilization.
  • Encourage publicity of research findings and other information relevant to local sourcing of raw materials for industries

NEWS & EVENTS

Latest News & Events

PROF. IKE-MUONSO VISITS RMRDC LAGOS OFFICE, PLEDGES STRATEGIC REFORM FOR EXCELLENT SERVICE DELIVERY

The Director-General and Chief Executive Officer of the Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC), Prof. Nnanyelugo Martin Ike-Muonso,...

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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: MAPPING STRATEGIC AND CRITICAL RAW MATERIALS IN NIGERIA

We invite stakeholders, researchers, and industry experts to participate in a nationwide effort to map the spatial distribution, quality, and quantity...

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PROF IKE-MUONSO TO REPOSITION RMRDC FOR GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS IN RAW MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT

The Director General and Chief Executive Officer of the Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC), Prof Nnanyelugo Martin Ike-Muonso...

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RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS

Our Research & Publications

Our Projects & Achievements

Strategic Projects & Achievements