By Mohammed Usman
The minister of science and Technology, Dr. Abdu Bulama, has urged the raw material research and development council(RMRDC), to have faultless relationship with organized private sector in the harnessing and utilization of the massive and abundant raw materials available in the country.
“The Success of the transformation agenda of government would be further sustained when the raw material research and development council is able to consolidate a seamless relationship with the organized private sector in the harnessing and utilization of the massive and abundant raw materials available in the country.”
The minister made this during the visit of the Board of the Council (RMRDC) to minister’s office,Abuja, led by the council’s chairman, Senator Wali Jibril.
In a statement signed by Chief Press Secretary to the minister, Taye Akinyemi, the minister added that there was no reason why all industrial concerns in the country should still be importing most of their raw materials in spite of the tremendous work and effort which the council has expected in research and development.
Stating the imperative of RMRD to transformation agenda, the minister said, ‘’Raw material research and development is fundamentally the nucleus of the transformation agenda of government’’.
Bulama also assured the council of his unflinching support and cooperation towards the realization of the goal and objectives of the agency.
In his remark, the chairman of the board, Senator Wali Jubrin had intimated the minister with the successes recorded by the council especially in developing and implementable strategic plan geared towards energizing the agency and moving it to the front burner of national development.