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
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.
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
DEPARTMENTS/DIVISIONS AND THEIR MANDATES
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
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