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.

RMRDC was established to:

  • Provide information which would enable government formulate appropriate policies for domestic raw materials exploitation, development, utilisation and investment
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Dr. Hussaini Doko Ibrahim Director-General / Chief Executive Officer read more +

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.

Our Mandate

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.

News and Events
  • 2ND ANNUAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION EXPO, 2018Read more +
  • RMRDC DONATES IMPROVED CASHEW SEEDLINGS TO AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY ZARIA (31st May, 2018)Read more +
  • RMRDC DEBUTS MATRA KILISHI (23rd May 2018)Read more +
  • 3RD ANNUAL NIGERIA MINING WEEKRead more +

Raw Materials Information

Agro Raw Materials

Get information on Agricultural Raw Materials, Uses and Locations in Nigeria


Mineral Raw Materials

Get information on Mineral Raw Materials, Uses and Locations in Nigeria


Freedom of Information Act

Nigeria FOI was enacted in 2011. FOI is an Act to make public records and information more freely available. Read More >>

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Strategic Projects

Shea Butter Project

Development Of Shea Butter For Domestic Industry And Export

Tropical fruit Project

Development and Production of Tropical fruit and Fruit Juice /Concentrates for beverage industry.

Cotton Production Project

Production and Utilization of cotton and other fibre fore for manufacturing of Textile .

Bee-keeping Project

Developing the Nigeria Bee Keeping industry for Honey/Other Hives for food and the pharmaceutical industries.

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