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Minister urges Research Council to transform raw materials to revenue Product

The Federal Government has directed Governing Board of Raw Materials Research and Development Council, to ensure that Raw Materials are transformed to finish and revenue generating product.

The Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation, Dr. Adeleke MamoraDr. Momora stated this during the inauguration of the Governing Board of Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC) in his office, Abuja.

He called on the Board members to be grateful to Mr. President, Muhammadu Buhari, for choosing them out of millions of Nigerians and appealed to them to work assiduously towards industrialization and meaningful progress of the country.

The Minister noted that meaningful progress could not be achieved in the absence of peace, unity, and collaboration in any organisation and enjoined them to work as a team in order to achieve the national progressive goal.

He further said that the Board should use its wealth of experience to lift the Agency to greater heights, adding that potentials remain potential until translated into a useful product.

The Minister cautioned the Board not to interfere with the daily administration of the organization, instead make policies that can drive the growth of the Agency.

Dr. Adeleke further, encouraged the Board members to work with “5Cs principles” which are collaboration, communication, cooperation, coordination and cordiality to contribute its quota towards the development and growth of the country.

Earlier, the Minister of State for Science, Technology, and Innovation (FMSTI) Chief Henry Ikoh in his remarks, said that Board Members are selected based on track records as Nigeria was moving from a resource to knowledge-based economy.

He assured them that the ministry will always encourage them and work with   (RMRDC) for meaningful progress.

Appreciating the gesture, the Chairman of the Governing Board, Isa Sadiq Acida, in his acceptance address said the Governing Board considers appointment as a golden opportunity for its members to make a mark in the economic development of Nigeria.

He reiterated that raw materials and development would make a greater impact on the nation’s economy by ensuring that more resources are harnessed to build the industrial and agricultural sectors which will improve our balance of payment in International Trade and raise the living standard of Nigerians.

Reporting by Rabi Momoh, editing by Daniel Adejo