About Us

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.

OUR LABORATORY

Testing & Analysis of Raw Materials

OUR LIBRARY

Research/Publication on Raw Materials

RESOURCE CENTER

Sample & Specifications of Raw Materials

Why RMRDC?

Why was RMRDC created?

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

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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.

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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.

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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
  • 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.

RAW MATERIALS

Agro Raw Materials

Mineral Raw Materials

NEWS & EVENTS

Latest News & Events

COMPETITION ON PROCESS EQUIPMENT DESIGN FOR CORPS MEMBERS

The Raw Materials research and development council in collaboration with National Youth Service Corps Foundation is hosting a competition for corps...

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PROFESSOR H. D. IBRAHIM: DRIVING NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT THROUGH RAW MATERIALS SOURCING

A portrait of a silent achiever The Raw Materials research and Development Council (RMRDC) is today Nigeria’s focal point on local sourcing...

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NIGERIAN APEX MANUFACTURING BODY MOVES TO STREGHTEN TIES WITH RMRDC ON LOCAL SOURCING

From every indication, efforts by the Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC) aimed at improving raw materials availability in the...

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PROFESSOR HUSSAINI DOKO IBRAHIM: BLAZING A TRAIL IN LOCAL RAW MATERIALS SOURCING IN NIGERIA

It was in the early 80s and with a population of nearly 180 million, and a GDP of less than $2000, the Nigerian federal government and its organized...

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RMRDC INNAUGURATES RESOURCE CENTER TO BOOST INVESTMENT IN NIGER STATE

With over 200 million population, and a land mass of almost 4000 square kilometres, Nigeria operates a resource-based economy that is driven by the...

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PROF IBRAHIM- WALKING THE TALK IN RAW MATERIALS SOURCING

Few – if any – public servants have had as great an impact on the nation’s economic recovery and industrialization growth effort...

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RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS

Our Research & Publications

Our Projects & Achievements

Strategic Projects & Achievements