The Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC) is an agency of the Federal Government of Nigeria vested with the mandate to promote the development and utilization of Nigeria’s industrial raw materials.
It originated from the recommendations of a Workshop on Industrial Matters organized by the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) and the Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research (NISER) in July 1983.
It was established by Decree (Now Act) No.39 of 1987, but commenced operation on February 10, 1988. It is today, Nigeria’s focal point for the development and utilization of the nation’s vast industrial raw material
The Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC) was established at a time when dwindling foreign exchange earnings from petroleum was expended to import raw materials and products which were available or could be competitively produced in Nigeria.Profiles of Directors