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 DG, RMRDC, Professor Hussaini Doko Ibrahim, receives certificate of the National Productivity Order of Merit award (NPOMA)by the National Productivity from SGF, from secretary to Government of the federation, Boss Mustapha who represented the President, Muhammadu Buhari, at the 18th National Productivity Day celebration in Abuja.


The Director General Raw Materials Research and Development Council, Professor Hussaini Doko Ibrahim was one of the honourees to receive the prestigious National Productivity Order of Merit Award on Thursday in Abuja.

The award ceremony was part of events put forward by the National Productivity Center (NPC) in Abuja to commemorate the 18th National Productivity Day Celebration tagged “Productivity for National Re-Engineering Security and Growth,”  which was instituted by the Federal Government through the Ministry of Labour and Employment to honour deserving Nigerians in recognition of their hard work”.

A total number of 26 individuals and seven organizations were honoured at the ceremony.

Professor Ibrahim’s Award was in recognition of his robust and versatile intellectual prowess and managerial skills which has been brought to bear in the/ promotion of teaching and public service in Nigeria.

It is on record that the RMRDC DG, who is also a multi-disciplinary  professional of international repute, has taken it upon himself to reshape the affairs of the Council towards a more-globalized approach to executing its mandates, on the one hand, and addressing the questions of underutilization and under exploitation of the nation’s raw materials, especially those that are classified as secondary/tertiary raw materials, on the other.

Prof. Ibrahim is also known for his unprecedented achievements which has brought recognition to the Council that was hardly heard of.

Among his notable achievements is the establishment of a strategic plan for the Council with three pronged goals in order to achieve self-sufficiency in raw materials production, reduction in imports of some selected raw materials and increase capability in indigenous process and design engineering.

Professor Ibrahim has as well transformed the fortunes of RMRDC with significant achievements, several patents awards and prizes which include: three times winner of the best exhibition at the Technology and Innovation Expo organized by the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology and the most competitive Parastatal Award.

While addressing the public, President Muhammad Buhari who was represented by the secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha said the NPOM award is to institutionalize productivity, consciousness and excellence in service among workers and organizations in the public and private sectors of the Nigerian economy.

He emphasized on hard work, high performance, efficiency, discipline, dedicate, humanity and patriotism as some yardsticks to accord workers and organizations proper and due recognition for hard work and high productivity.

While congratulating the awardees, president Buhari charged them to see the award as a recognition of their meritorious services of the economic development of Nigeria and employment generation and continue to do more for the development of the Country.

Minister of Labour and productivity, Chris Ngige explained that the award is in recognition of their contribution to National development and productivity and urged all Nigerians to take a cue from the developed Countries and invest more in research and development activities in order to realize Technological developments.