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, Technology and Innovation) 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 raw materials for sustainable industrial growth.

Our Vision

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


Testing & Analysis of Raw Materials


Research/Publication on Raw Materials


Sample & Specifications of Raw Materials

RMRDC was established by the RMRDC Act, originally promulgated into law by Decree 39 of 1987 and presently cited as RMRDC Act, CAP R.3 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

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. It commenced operation in Lagos on February 10, 1988. Currently, RMRDC operates from its corporate Headquarters in Abuja with coordinating offices in the thirty six (36) states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). RMRDC is today, Nigeria’s focal point for the development and utilization of the nation’s vast industrial raw materials resources, thus facilitating the establishment of new resource-based industries which in turn provide new job opportunities and contribute to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).