Dr Hussaini Ibrahim, Director General, Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC),
has asked cadets of Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) to identify areas of research needs and contribute to national development.
The information is in a statement issued by RMRDC Spokesman, Mr Child Ngaha in Abuja on Wednesday.
Ngaha stated that Ibrahim, who was represented by the Director of Industrial Chemicals and Minerals, Dr Mohammed
Buga, gave the charge recently when the cadets paid an educational visit to the Council headquarters, Abuja.
He also urged the cadets to look out for areas of research needs in the field of science and technology
development and contribute their quota to nation building.
He intimated the cadets about the mandates, activities and recent breakthroughs of the council, which included the production of break pads
using palm kernel shell, development of tomato value chain, production of paints from kaolin, essential oil from cashew nuts.
He added that “the council works in collaboration with other relevant public and private bodies, ranging from farmers and
processors, raw materials manufacturers, process technology fabricators, policy makers, to ensure quality.
The cadets are officers of the 68 Regular Course (RC) of the Department of Chemistry, Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna.
The Leader of the team, Dr Mohammed Faruruwa, said that the NDA decided to bring its students to RMRDC to acquaint them with
practical knowledge of activities of the council.
“We want our students to acquaint themselves with activities and achievements as it concerns raw materials research and development,’’ he said.
Faruruwa thanked the council for the warm welcome accorded the cadets, saying that RMRDC has contributed a lot to national development.