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The National Research Institute for Chemical Technology (NARICT) was established in April. 1988 as a result of the expanded mandate of the former Leather Research Institute of Nigeria (LERIN). It is the federal agency charged with the national mandate of undertaking Research and Development in industrial chemicals. biochemicals, petrochemicals, polymers and plastics, man-made fibers. solid minerals, effluent monitoring and control for the overall technological advancement of Nigeria.
Whilst appreciable efforts were made in the past to get the Institute going since inception, never before in the three-decade history of NARICT has the Institute been able to beam and sustain a laser-like focus on its core mandate and deliver on this beyond mere rhetoric as in the four-year period covered under the visionary leadership of Prof. Jeffrey T. Barminas as Director-General/Chief Executive Officer (DG/CEO), NARICT



Our Mission

Providing global competitive and environmentally friendly technologies in the areas of chemicals. biochemicals, petrochemicals, polymers and plastics, man-made fibers. solid minerals, effluent monitoring and control for the overall technological advancement of Nigeria.

Our Vision

To be recognized as a research Institute of international repute in the provision of innovative research and development in the processing and conversion of indigenous raw materials into valuable chemicals and petrochemical products for industrial application.




1. Scientific and Industrial Research Department The department is to conduct research and development in the following: (a) Provision of valuable chemicals and reagents needed for technological advancement of the country; (b) Develop homegrown technologies relevant to food, chemical, pharmaceutical industries, etc; (c) Provide technical and capacity building services in the area of science education and training.
2. Petrochemicals and Allied Department Research and Development into production of chemical materials and chemicals relevant to the petrochemical and allied industries. Activities are carried out with a view to transferring developed technologies to entrepreneurs for sustainable national development.
3. Industrial and Environmental Pollution Department The department is to develop environmentally sustainable solutions to the challenges of pollution and ensure all researches in the Institute are sustainableand environmentally friendly. To also provide services on consultancy to the public on water, wastewater and other related pollution challenges.
4. Textile Technology Department
Research and Development of technologies for the production of materials and chemicals relevant to the textile and allied industrial activities. 5. Pilot Plant and Fabrication Department This department coordinates the research data obtained in the laboratory works into pilot plant and interfaces with research laboratories, industries, entrepreneurs and institutions of higher learning to develop new technologies and process optimization.

Outstations Coordination Department

The department coordinates Research and Development (R&D) activities, consultancy and technology transfer services to entrepreneurs and cascades all NARICT developed technologies to end users in all the six Geo-Political zones of Nigeria through the Outstations and Entrepreneurship Centers. These Outstations and Entrepreneurship Centers are windows through which NARICT is made visible and they are spread all over the zones of Nigeria as follows:
  • Aba Entrepreneurship Center Abia State
  • Abuja Entrepreneurship Center & Liaison Office FCT
  • Amasiri Outstation Ebonyi State
  • Ikare Outstation Ondo State
  • Jalingo Entrepreneurship Center Taraba State
  • Kano Outstation Kano State
  • Katsina Entrepreneurship Center Katsina State
  • Langtang Outstation Plateau State
  • Makurdi Entrepreneurship Center Benue State
  • Yola Outstation Adamawa State