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The Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC) was established through Decree (now Act) No. 39 of 1987 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.

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The Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC) is an agency of the Federal Government of Nigeria vested with
the mandate to promote the development and utilization of Nigeria’s industrial raw materials.
It originated from the recommendations of a Workshop on Industrial Matters organized by the Manufacturers Association of
Nigeria (MAN) and the Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research (NISER) in July 1983.
It was established by Decree (Now Act) No.39 of 1987, but commenced operation on February 10, 1988. It is today, Nigeria’s
focal point for the development and utilization of the nation’s vast industrial raw material
The Raw Materials Research and Development Council (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.

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.

CONTACT
ADDRESSS
Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC)
No 17, Aguiyi-Ironsi Street
Maitama District
Abuja, Nigeria

TELEPHONE
Tel: (+234) 094137420, (+234) 094137416
Fax: 234-9-4136034

EMAIL:
ceo@rmrdc.gov.ng

WEBSITE:
http://www.rmrdc.gov.ng/


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