The National Research Institute for Chemical Technology, Zaria shall develop the technologies required by the industry and shall:
i) Undertake research and development work into:
(a) Processes for the conversion of agricultural, mineral and other raw materials into chemicals;
(b) The processing of commercial grade chemicals to laboratory grade;
(c) The production, characterization and utilization of functional polymers and engineering plastics;
(d) The processing of natural and man-made fibers.
ii) Establish and operate a chemical testing laboratory;
iii) Provide environmental monitoring and control services, with respect to chemical, textiles, and polymers;
iv) Design, develop and produce chemical and leather industry machinery and equipment;
v) Transfer chemical industry machinery production technologies to private sector industries and render consultancy and extension services to such and other industries;
vi) Collaborate with higher institutions, Government agencies, corporate bodies and international organizations in the - execution of its programmes and projects;
vii) Accept, on its own terms, trainees for practical work attachment in its works, and
viii) Undertake any other activities in connection with all or any of its functions.