CHEMICAL AND INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY

Mr John Olojoba

Director of Chemical and Industrial Technology

DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL AND INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY

The Department Chemical and Industrial Technology (CIT)  came into existence on the 19th of September, 2015 vide EXCO approval, which upgraded the Ministry of Science and Technology to a full-fledged Ministry with a complement of 8 eight departments, one of which is the CIT Department.

The CIT Department is mandated to;

  • Promote and coordinate research & development (R&D) support for enhanced use of chemical technology within the state;
  • Initiate, formulate, implement, monitor and review policies and programmes for the application of chemical technology in the industrial practices of the State as outlined in the National Science, Technology & Innovation (STI) policy;
  • Development of priorities in chemical technology research and development;
  • Problem identification in industrial practices of the State and development of research and other strategies for their solutions, especially chemical and allied industries.

Some of the Major functions of the Chemical and Industrial Technology (CIT) Department;

  1. Carry out R&D activities that will lead to the production of intermediate and finished chemicals for various industries from locally available raw materials with emphasis on the following sectors – pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, synthetic textiles, organic and inorganic chemicals;
  2. Developing capacity to monitor, predict and mitigate adverse effects of natural phenomena such as floods, drought and desertification;
  3. Encouraging R&D in the exploration, exploitation, utilization and value addition of mineral resources;
  4. Building capacity and enhancing capability in solid minerals processing technologies and new materials development;
  5. Strengthening the development and transfer of technologies for sustainable utilization of mineral resources;
  6. Initiation, formulation, implementation, monitoring and review of policies and programmes for the application of chemical technology in the Industrial sectors of the state;
  7. Encouraging R&D in the exploration, exploitation and utilization of ferrous, nonferrous and petroleum resources;
  8. Building capacity and developing indigenous capability in iron and steel, petrochemical and engineering plastics development;
  9. Ensuring R&D activities are directed towards the development of appropriate technologies for the production of industrial goods and services in small, medium and large scale firms;
  10. Problem identification in industrial practices of the State and development of research and other strategies for their solutions especially chemical and allied industries;
  11. Developing local capacity for design and production of machine tools and spare parts for rapid industrial growth and development;
  12. Building institutional capacity and capabilities in new and emerging technologies;
  13. Promoting access to, and stimulating interest on earth-based raw materials locally and internationally;
  14. Encouraging collaborative R&D activities between industry, higher education and research institutions on new and emerging technologies;
  15. Promoting R&D in water conservation and utilisation techniques for domestic, agricultural, energy and industrial use;
  16. Developing capacities in storage, retrieval and updating of data and information in earth-based raw materials;
  17. Establishment and sustenance of a State raw material database;
  18. Exploration and Exploitation of raw materials in the State;
  19. Raw material mapping of Delta State;
  20. Highlighting latest discoveries, innovations and scientific breakthrough at the international, national and state levels respectively;
  21. Bi-annual publication of all R&D results.