The Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Lapai has completed three high-impact mineral raw materials projects and has developed a fourth proposal on which it is currently seeking collaboration with the Raw Materials Research and Development Council and other agencies and industries that may be identified by the Raw Materials Council.

 In a letter to the Director- General of the Raw Materials Research and Development Council by the Vice Chancellor, Prof Muhammad Nasir Maiturare stated that he was forwarding for the consideration of the Raw Materials Council, a list of completed, ongoing and proposed R&D projects on mineral raw materials carried out at the university. He said he would be glad for possible collaboration with identified industries and the Raw Materials Research and Development Council.

 In the submission the Vice Chancellor stated that the university has completed/almost completed 3 high impact mineral-based R&D projects on: Industrial mineral deposits of North Central Nigeria funded by the Raw Materials Research and Development Council (2016, 95% completed); Exploration for coal and development of smokeless coal fuel funded by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund large grant (2015, 90% completed) and the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development (2018, 70% completed).

 Others he pointed out are Mining and the impacts on livelihood in Niger State funded by the TETFund small grant (2016, 100% completed), and that a fourth project is being developed for the study of industrial mineral deposits in Northwestern Nigeria.

 Professor Maiturare said that results expected from the proposed project on mineral deposits in the Northwestern region of Nigeria will lead to industrialization of the region and the nation with concomitant economic diversification, employment generation and wealth creation.

 The Vice Chancellor expressed appreciations to the Director-General of the Raw Materials Council, Dr. Hussaini Doko Ibrahim, for the support the university has enjoyed from the Council over the years and for the consideration of IBB University in future collaborative projects.




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