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The Raw materials research and Development Council (RMRDC) has reiterated its commitment to commercializing some of its successful and promising research and development (R&D) projects. The Overseeing Director General/CEO, Engr. Emmanuel Kwaya stated this when he received a delegation from Pan African Organization for Small and Medium Industries (PAOSMI) in Abuja. Engr. Kwaya informed the delegation that the Council has over the years carried out research and development activities that have enormous impact on the industrial and economic development of the country.

The RMRDC Boss revealed that the Council was now strategically repositioning to commence the commercialization of these R&D projects for industrial and economic benefits of Nigeria. He stated that as of today, more than forty (40) successful research projects of the Council have been patented and ready for commercialization. He emphasized that these research and development results on commercialization will provide solutions to some of the economic challenges in the country.

In his remark, the Director General of the Pan African Organisation for Small and Medium Industries, Dr. Henry Emejuo expressed delight at the efforts of the Council in promoting the development and utilization of Nigeria’s local raw materials for industrial development of the country. He lauded the Council’s desire to begin commercialization of its R&D projects, noting that it will further provide jobs, create wealth and contribute significantly to the economic development of Nigeria.

The PAOSMI DG stated that his Organisation advocates for and supports Africa’s industrial development strategies and enhances global competitiveness of Africa’s small and medium industries. He assured the RMRDC Overseeing Director General and his team of his Organisation’s support

The Overseeing Director General was joined by some senior management staff of the Council including Director, Planning and Policy Development Department Mr Abubakar Kollere, Engr. Obassi Ettu, Deputy Director, DG’s Office and Mrs Deborah Ashigye, Deputy Director, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Division.