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Yar’Adua extends D-G’s tenure

ABUJA—President Yar’Adua has approved the re-appointment of Professor Peter Onwualu for a second term as the Director-General of the Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC) with effect from 9th November 2009.

The Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Professor Nicholas Damachi on behalf of the Minister, signed the appointment letter conveying Mr. President’s approval.

Disclosing this to newsmen yesterday in Abuja, the Director-General of RMRDC, Professor Onwualu said, the major challenges facing research works done by the agency was moving the results to industries where they would be put in use.

He also pointed out that his next four years in office will see to significant reduction of importation of raw materials into the country, adding that his last four years had seen the reduction from 95% to 80%.


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