Departments

Abuja Liason Office

DIRECTOR, ABUJA LIASON OFFICEMISSION STATEMENT

To develop appropriate synergy by interfacing between the Institute, MDAs and relevant stakeholders for general application of Science, Technology and Innovation for the promotion of effective utilization of Research and Development products.

VISION STATEMENT

To ensure that Abuja Office deploy and harness the available resources to accelerate the overall achievement of the Institute’s goals and objectives.

 

FUNCTIONS OF ABUJA OFFICE

  1. Assisting the Director-General/CEO in the day-to-day management of the Institute as it relates to FIIRO Abuja Office.
  2. Implementing the policies of the Institute as they apply to Abuja and FCT.
  3. Preparing draft expenditure estimate and development plans of the Abuja Office.
  4. Visiting, liaising and attending meetings at the office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF), Federal Ministry of Science and Technology(FMST) and sister agencies, Federal Ministry of Finance and National Planning, Budget Office of the Federation, Accountant General’s office (OAGF), Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Ministry of Agric, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Presidential Initiative on Continuous Auditing Office, Federal Ministry of Works, Bureau of Public Procurement, DSS and other relevant MDAs, Parastatals and Organizations on issues that will enhance the achievement of FIIRO mandates.
  5. Booking and coordinating appointments for the Director General and Board members.
  6. Liaising with International organizations i.e. UNIDO, USAID etc on related technical matters and training opportunities for staff.
  7. Assisting in the identification of market-driven R&D projects for the Institute in respect of needs and demands of Abuja metropolis.
  8. Linking up with FIIRO trainees and conducting adoption studies of the Institute’s technology within Abuja.
  9. Attending trade fairs, exhibitions, seminars and symposia etc in Abuja on behalf of the Institute as directed by the Director-General.
  10. Consultancy and Investment Advisory Services to on-line/visiting clients on the technologies developed by the Institute and follow up on acceptability.
  11. Assisting the Director-General to provide line supervision and general management of all staff in the Abuja office.
  12. Managing, assigning, directing and reporting financial state of the Institute as it relates to Capital and Recurrent budgets.
  13. Managing high level stakeholders’ access to the Director-General in Abuja.
  14. Helping in managing the schedule of the DG to ensure priorities are given to DG’s activities in Abuja.
  15. Coordinating the Director-General’s response to emergencies in Abuja.
  16. Liaising with National Assembly (Red and Green Chambers).
  17. Performing such other functions as may be determined by the Director-General/CEO from time to time.
  18. Reports on activities of Abuja office.
  19. Supervision of Exhibition and Entrepreneurship Centre under FIIRO Abuja Office.

 

STRATEGIC PLANS

  1. To effectively develop personnel of the Abuja Office.
  2. To plan, organize and control the use of human and material resources.
  3. To assist the Director-General/CEO in the day-to-day management of the Institute as it relates to Abuja Office.
  4. To implement the policies of the Institute as they apply to Abuja and FCT.
  5. To prepare draft expenditure estimate and develop plans of the Abuja Office.
  6. To visit, liaise and attend meetings at the office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF), Federal Ministry of Science and Technology (FMST) and sister Agencies, Federal Ministry of Finance (FMF), Federal Ministry of Works (FMW), Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP), Accountant General’s office (OAGF), Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Budget Office of the Federation, Department of State and Security Services, Women Development Center, Prison Services, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and other relevant MDAs, Parastatals and Organizations on issues that will enhance the achievement of FIIRO mandates.
  7. To book and co-ordinate appointments for the Director-General and Board members.
  8. To liaise with international organizations i.e. UNIDO, USAID etc on related technical matters and training opportunities for staff.
  9. To assist in the identification of market-driven R&D projects for the Institute in respect of needs and demands of Abuja metropolis.
  10. To link up with FIIRO trainees and conduct adoption studies of the Institute’s technology within Abuja and environ.
  11. To attend trade fairs, exhibitions, seminars and symposia etc on behalf of the Institute in Abuja.
  12. To handle Consultancy and Investment Advisory Services to on-line/visiting clients on the technologies developed by the Institute and follow up on acceptability.
  13. To assist the Director-General to provide line supervision and general management of all staff in the Abuja Office.
  14. To organize stake-holder’s meeting on FIIRO’s Research and Development Commercializable Technologies on available Raw Materials in FCT, Abuja which could be of strategic significance to the overall achievement of the Agency’s mandate.
  15. To establish a state-of –the- Art Exhibition and entrepreneurship center in FIIRO Abuja Office.
  16. To manage, assign, direct and report financial state of the Institute as it relates to Capital and Recurrent budgets.
  17. To manage high level stakeholders’ access to the Director-General in Abuja.
  18. To help in managing the Director-General’s schedule in Abuja to ensure activities follow espoused priorities.
  19. To coordinate the Director-General’s response to emergencies in Abuja.
  20. To Liaise with National Assembly (Red and Green Chambers).
  21. To coordinate the activities of the (2) two Divisions.

 

ACHIEVEMENTS

  1. Forging the Abuja Office into an entity made relevant to the activities of FIIRO Headquarters, Lagos through the effective deployment and co-ordination of available human resource to achieve the Institute’s mandate.
  2. Developing the appropriate synergy between the Institute on one hand and MDAs as well as relevant stakeholders on the other hand, for the general application of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) by interfacing between the two to promote the effective utilization of Research and Development (R&D) products.
  3. Sourcing for both local and international training opportunities for officers of the Institute. 

 

CONTACT THE DIRECTOR

MRS. IYABODE OLABISI LAYODE (MNIFST; MNIM)

MSc (Public Administration); PGD (Public Administration); HND (Food Technology) & ND (Food Technology)

Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi (FIIRO)

Abuja Liason Office, 2, Gashua Close, Area 8, Garki, Abuja

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PLANNING, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER & INFORMATION MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT

DIRECTOR, PTTIM
DIRECTOR, PTTIM

The Department of Planning Technology Transfer and Information Management is poised to provide effective planning and management of market-driven cutting-edge research, promote and demonstrate FIIRO R&D activities, transfer the resultant developed technologies,protect the intellectual property of the Institute and provide scientific and technical information to industrialists, entrepreneurs, students and other relevant stakeholders.

These are achieved through effective co-ordination of highly qualified, well motivated and resourceful workforce.

VISION STATEMENT

To be the Department of excellence in promoting FIIRO to the world in order to achieve Industrialization through Research & Development

MISSION STATEMENT

To position FIIRO in the global limelight through knowledge management, monitoring and evaluation of Research activities, information processing and dissemination and Commercialization of FIIRO’s Research Breakthroughs

STRUCTURE

The Department is made up of four (4) Divisions:

  1. Planning Research & Statistics
  2. Technology Transfer
  3. Library & Documentation
  4. Information & Communication Technology

 

CONTACT THE DIRECTOR

OYEDOYIN BOLANLE OLATUNDE; PhD

DIRECTOR, (Planning, Technology Transfer & Information Management Department)

Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO)

P.M.B. 21023 Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.

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Phone No: +2348023402117, +2348186517503

 

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FINANCE & ACCOUNT DEPARTMENT

DIRECTOR, FINANCE & ACCOUNTVISION STATEMENT

To be the  leading proactive Department in assisting FIIRO to attain her objectives.

MISSION STATEMENT

To develop strategies for sustainable growth in the IGR of the Institute
To enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of Finance and Accounting in line with the International best practices.
To assist members of staff and Management in the understanding of financial regulations and emerging government policies
To develop and impact on staff the principles of International Public Sector Accounting  Standards, thereby ensuring a strong and viable Institute.
To promote peaceful and cordial relationship with other Departments, in order to ensure the success of the Institute.

To maintain, sustain and regenerate proactive strategies.

DIVISIONS

The Department  has the following Divisions:

  1. Budget Division
  2. Accounts Division
  3. Revenue Generation and   Coordination

 

CONTACT THE DIRECTOR

JOSHUA OKEOWO ODERINDE, BSc, ACTI, FCA

DIRECTOR, FINANCE AND ACCOUNTS

Tel. +2348033557467

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PROJECT DEVELOPMENT & DESIGN DEPARTMENT

DIRECTOR, PROJECT DEVELOPMENT & DESIGN
DIRECTOR, PROJECT DEVELOPMENT & DESIGN

The department was set up with the mandate of providing the needed vital prototype equipment and plant requirements for transforming the laboratory research results of FIIRO into a total package, ready-to-invest form for entrepreneurs and investors/industrialists.  Thus, the Project Development and Design Department undertakes R&D activities in the design and fabrication of prototype equipment, establishment of production process lines/pilot plant commercialization of research results as well as materials and metallurgical processing.
In addition, the department engages in settling up industrial as well as pilot plant production lines to serve as incubation centers for various technologies developed not only by FIIRO but also other stakeholders involved in industrial and technological research.

 VISION STATEMENT

To conduct sustainable, applied and adaptive research and development to produce  equipment prototypes, processes and product development with scale - up capacities and innovative technologies.

 MISSION STATEMENT

To perfect the adaptive and innovative technology of equipment prototyping as proven strategy for cottage, small and medium scale machinery development and production in Nigeria and remain the centre of excellence for machinery development for industrialization 


PDD Research  Project
The PDD Department comprises of five divisions and several sections and units:

1. Fabrication Technology Division

2. Materials Development and Metallurgy Division

3. Project and Process Development Division

4. Prototype Equipment Design and Specifications Division

5. Works and Services Division


Current Research Projects

  • Solid State Fermentor – for the Ogiri sediment
  • Grain Washer
  • Tapioca Roaster
  • Cowpea dehuller
  • Briquetting Machine
  • Cassava Peeling Machine
  • Rotary Dryer
  • Vibro-energy Sieve Separator
  • Tapioca Roaster
  • Electroplating Rectifier
  • Dehumidified Vegetable Dryer
  • Clay-based Roofing Tiles (Developed from local raw materials)
  • Trona -ore Processing and Refining


Developed Technologies

  • Small-scale cassava processing plant,
  • Small-scale flour mill
  • Instant pounded yam flour and bean flour plant.
  • Reactor for the production of gum and adhesives from Arabic and cassava starch, respectively.
  • Ginger roots slicer, peeler and dryer.
  • Sorghum malting plant.
  • Groundnut processing plant
  • Grain destoner.
  • Dehuller, ferment or and dryer for soy-dawadawa processing.
  • Benniseed dehuller and oil press.
  • Okra slicer and dryer.
  • Solar dryer for fruits and vegetables.
  • Fish smoking kiln
  • Pilot plant development and production of Ceramic Glaze
  • Soap production plant (small and medium scale).
  • Sugar cane crusher and juicer.
  • Electroplating plant (including rectifier and barrel).
  • Foundry furnace.
  • Hydraulic press
  • Ceramic glazes
  • Electrical porcelain insulator
  • Laboratory Bunsen burners
  • Biogas digester
  • Palm wine preservation and bottling plant
  • Oil expeller
  • Distillation equipment
  • Lime kiln
  • Automatic weighing and dispensing machine.
  • Dyeing jig.
  • Extrusion cooker.
  • Cassava pelletizer and chipping machine.
  • Cabinet tray Dryer.

CONTACT THE DIRECTOR

DR. ASIRU, WAHABI BOLANLE

Director (PROJECT DEVELOPMENT & DESIGN)

PhD in Agricultural Engineering

Master of Science in Agricultural Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering

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Professional Membership

Registered Engineer, Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN)

Member Nigerian Society of Engineers   (M.N.S.E.)  

Corporate Member, Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineers (M.N.I.A.E.)

Corporate Member, American Society of Agricultural & Biological Engineers (M.A.S.A.B.E.).

Corporate Member, Nigerian Institution of Food Science and Technology (M.N.I.F.S.T.)

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EXTENSION & LINKAGE DEPARTMENT

DIRECTOR, EXTENSION & LINKAGEVISION STATEMENT

To deliver the Institute’s products and services to all its stakeholders in Nigeria and beyond.

MISSION STATEMENT

To continually develop and implement robust strategies that will effectively and efficiently connect and deliver the Institute’s products and services to relevant stakeholders in Nigeria and beyond.

                DEPARTMENTAL STRUCTURE

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FUNCTIONS OF EXTENSION AND LINKAGES DEPARTMENT  

  1. To promote FIIRO-Industry linkage and exchange programs.
  2. To facilitate rapid commercialization of the Institute’s R&D results through market driven R&D projects originating from the industries through Needs Assessment Survey of Industries.
  3. To effectively disseminate R&D results to end user industries, represents and make relevant presentations on behalf of the Institute upon invitation by its various stakeholders.
  4. To organize regular Industrial Visits to the industries as well organizing reception for stakeholders’ on courtesy/working visit to the Institute.
  5. To develop virile, sustainable partnerships with other stakeholders aside from industries including tertiary institutions, governmental and non-governmental organizations, both local and international and to assist in developing      standard MoUs format for various stakeholders.
  6. To provide link with various donor agencies for R&D funding, technology extension program to industries, youth and women groups in conjunction with the Institute’s Management Committee on External Grants.
  7. To organize statutory workshops, seminars, conferences, roundtable discussions, stakeholders’ meetings etc on topical issues relating to the mandate of the Institute.
  8. To coordinate the activities of the Zonal offices and monitor progress to ensure that the management objectives for the Zonal offices are attained.
  9. To produce extension/promotional documents including industrial profiles, pre-feasibility reports, e-bulletins and so on.
  10. To carry out techno-economic evaluation of technologies developed at the Institute with a view to generating investment data for extension and linkage purposes.
  11. To extend FIIRO technologies to various end users through techno-entrepreneurship training designed to suit various target groups.
  12. To continuously provide relevant contents for updating the Institute’s website to be redesigned in conformity with such contents and to promote web based financial transactions with the Institute by its stakeholders.
  13. To continuously develop and implement strategies that will reduce paper responses to enquiries through interactive, friendly and informative auto response system, “frequently asked questions” and to answer enquiries on the Institute’s activities. 

PRINCIPAL OFFICERS OF THE DEPARTMENT

  1. DIRECTOR: DR. DELE OYEKU

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FOOD TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT

DR (MRS) OLUWATOYIN BOLANLE OLUWOLE

The Department of Food Technology of the Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi, Lagos, was established to accelerate the pace of industrialization in Nigeria through research and development into utilization, and value addition to agricultural produce. This is achieved through processing, preservation, storage, packaging, upgrading of indigenous technologies, and novel food product development. All these are aimed at extending shelf life of agricultural produce into both intermediate and finished products.

The entire postharvest activities (farm to fork) are controlled to ensure nutritious and safe products. Good Manufacturing Practice, (GMP), Good Hygiene Practices (GHP), Standard Operating Principles (SOP) and Quality Assurance (QA) are employed during the entire value chain. This is of primary concern to the Department.

The Department also through her research and development activities helps to impart practical skills that will make students more employable upon graduation. The Department develops processing technologies for indigenous crops and fleshy foods, standardize production technology for traditional foods etc into different food forms that is suitable for possible adoption by cottage, small, medium and large scale entrepreneurs.

While noting that the food and nutrition security of the Nigerian populace is of paramount importance, the department ensures that developed processing technologies and products helps to promote food security, better nutrition for the citizenry and reduce drastically the high incidences of post-harvest losses of indigenous crops.

Vision of the Department

To be a Centre of Excellence in post-harvest handling practices, processing and nutrition technologies using indigenous raw materials suitable for adoption by farmers, cottage, small, medium and large scale food processors.

Mission of the Department

To bridge the current wide gap between food production and utilization requirement in  a growing agrarian economy.

Strategies

1. The Department consists of experienced Research Scientists on post-harvest handling of produce, Food Technologists, Food Product developers, Nutritionists, Animal Scientists, Fisheries Scientists, Biochemists, Toxicologists and Technologists.

2. The Department has different specialized laboratories for handling Research and Development activities of different classes of food.

3. The Department conducts collaborative research with other organizations such as Farmers co-operative societies, donor agencies and organizations, (local and international) on food related projects.

4. The Department carries out contract research activities for small, medium and large scale industries in Nigeria like Nestle, Honeywell etc.

5. Major facilities required for thoroughly carried out Research and Development activities are available in the Department.

The Department periodically trains undergraduate students on Students’ Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) and graduates on National Youths Service Corps on different processing technologies and required practical skills necessary to function effectively in food industries.

Food Technology Programmes

a. Sweet potato utilization program

b. Bread program

c. Cassava utilization program

d. Yam utilization program

CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS IN THE DEPARTMENT

i. Development and production of high fibre bread.

ii. Glycemic indices of commonly consumed food in Nigeria.

iii. Pilot plant production of high nutrient density biscuit for school age children.

iv. Utilization of local components in the development of ready-to-use therapeutic foods (RUTF) for the management of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in children.

v. Development and production of high calorie food bars from indigenous oil seeds.

vi. Development and production of packaged onion paste and other value added products from indigenous onion varieties.

vii. Production of high fibre snack for obesity management using indigenous fruits.

viii. Processing of fresh tomatoes into different food forms: Juice and Sauce.

ix. Utilization of Soy Okara and Cassava peel in monogastric animal for feed production.

x. Utilization of High Quality Cassava Flour (HQCF) and cake (HQCC) in different food formulations.

xi. Development and production of baked chips from orange flesh sweet potato.

xii. Biochemical and shelf life studies of packaged yam chips as local French fries.

xiii. Development and production of packaged sport drinks from selected indigenous fruits.

DEVELOPED TECHNOLOGIES IN THE DEPARTMENT

1. Optimization of processing technologies for production of baked sweet potato chips and crunchies.

2. Development of appropriate processing technologies for production of dehydrated okra, and mango slices.

3. Established processing technologies for the production of hypoglycemic drink from selected indigenous fruits for the diabetic.

4. Development of processing technology for pilot production of high energy and nutrient dense biscuit for school age children.

5. Established processing conditions for production of juice, jam and cordial from tropical fruits (Orange, Mango, etc).

6. Established processing conditions for production of shelf stable ready to cook soup mixes using locally produced edible mushroom and from other indigenous food crops.

7. Established processed technologies for the production of different coconut snacks

8. Established processing conditions for production of puree, paste, ketchup and powder from fresh tomatoes.

9. Established different recipes for optimum utilization of high quality cassava flour and cassava cake for some selected food products.

10. Established processing conditions for the production of fermented meal (garri) from dry cassava chips.

11. Developed different recipes for optimum utilization of yellow fleshed and orange fleshed sweet potato for some selected food products. 

12. Developed appropriate processing technologies for producing refreshing beverage, ice cream, yoghurt and cookies from Tiger nut (Cyperus esculentus)

13. Established appropriate processing technologies for producing Jam, Cordial, infusions and beverage from Rosselle Calyx (Hibiscus sabdariffa)

14. Established appropriate processing technologies for production of packaged poultry feed for Broilers using alternative major raw materials.

15. Established appropriate processing technologies for production of floating fish feed from alternative sources.

16. Optimized processing technologies for production of instant and non-instant breakfast meal from selected indigenous cereals and legumes.

17. Established processing technologies for production of instant and non-instant complementary foods for infants.

18. Developed processing conditions for producing high fibre meal and drink using selected indigenous food crops for the elderly. 

19. Established processing technologies for production of cassava based custard, cassava chips and cassava based macaroni and tapioca (flavoured and non-flavoured).

20. Developed processing technologies for production of cocoyam thickeners, cocoyam chips and flour.

21. Developed processing technologies for production of enriched yam flour (Elubo).

 

Divisions in Food Technology Department

There are four (4) Divisions in the Food Technology Department, namely;

1. Product Development Division

2. Nutrition and Toxicology Division

3. Baking and Milling Division

4. Food Product Quality Evaluation Division

 

Research Laboratories in Food Technology Department

a. Cereal and Legume

b. Baking and Milling

c. Sensory Evaluation

d. Roots and Tubers

e. Fruits and vegetables

f. Fleshy Foods

g. Nutrition and Toxicology

h. Food Product development

 

Contact the Department:

DR (MRS) OLUWATOYIN BOLANLE OLUWOLE,

Director (Food Technology Department, FIIRO)

Ph.D (Food Processing and Storage Technology)

M. Sc (Food Technology)

B. Sc (Food Technology) (Second Class Upper Division)

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HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT

DIRECTOR, HRM

The Department headed by a Director is saddled with responsibility, of carrying out of procedures by which plans, programs and targets are laid down and communicated and the process of activities checked with performance of executive duties.  It carries out policies or decisions to fulfill the mandate and controls the day to day running of the Institute.  Other staff include Deputy Directors, Administrative Officers, Medical Professionals, Accountants, Pension Officers, Graphic Artists, Artisans, Executive Officers, Clerical Officers, Transport Officers etc.

VISION OF HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION 

To provide excellent Human Resources Management and Administrative support services for Research and Development to thrive in the Institute.

MISSION

To contribute immensely through manpower provision, motivation and development for the actualization of the Institute’s mandate.

MANDATE OF THE DEPARTMENT

·        Formulate, execute, review and ensure compliance to Policies and rules of the Institute;

·        Organize and execute Policy matters as may be directed by the Director General;

·        Conduct recruitment, promotion, training and discipline of staff;

·        Interpret the Scheme of Service and Public Service Rules

·        Keep personnel, official and service records of staff through registry;

·        Supervise of the Institute’s Clinic;

·        Enhance work environment for efficiency;

·        Administer circulars and memos;

·        Offer Secretarial services to Governing Board, Committee of Directors, Management Committees and Meetings;

·        Undertake administrative/management roles for the Institute;

·        Pension matters

·        Advise the Director General and Departments on administration matters; and

·        Any ad-hoc functions assigned by the Director General/Chief Executive Officer.

 

The Department is structured into three (3) Divisions; namely

·        Appointment and Promotion

·        Staff Welfare, Discipline & Pension

·        Training and Manpower Development

The sections/units under the Department are:

·        Staff Clinic

·        Establishment

·        Transport

·        Printing and Binding

·        Guest Chalet

·        Stores

·        Supplies

 

The Department also oversees the affairs of the following units in the Director-General’s Office. 

  • Protocol/Public Relations
  • Servicom

 

BRIEFS ABOUT EACH DIVISION

APPOINTMENT AND PROMOTION DIVISION:  The Division is responsible for the following activities:

  • Manpower Planning
  • Appointment into various vacant positions
  • Preparation & Conduct of both Senior and Junior Staff Promotion Interview
  • Processing request for upgrade, conversion and advancement
  • Confirmation of appointment of staff on probation
  • Deployment and redeployment of staff for effective utilization of manpower
  • Preparation of Variation Advice.

 

STAFF WELFARE, DISCIPLINE AND PENSION:  This Division is charged with the responsibility of overseeing all matters relating to the general welfare cum well being of staff under a coordinated atmosphere of discipline required to engender productivity in the work place.

The functions of the Staff Welfare, Discipline and Pension Division stand out to ventilate the Institute’s vision as  an organization that cares for its members within the provision of the Public Service Rules and Regulations, viz;

·        Disciplinary case:  General inefficient/misconduct;

·        Management of processes and procedures of retirement from service;

·        Interpretation, and implementation of Scheme of Service, Circulars and the Public Service Rules as it affect staff welfare

·        Interpretation and implementation of circulars, memos and other public policies of government

·        Medical, Transportation, Environmental, Safety and Security services.

·        Processing monthly payment for staff through e-payment platforms as well as keep retirees memoranda /pensioners register and updating the various PFAs for further  processing of retirees benefits.

 

PENSION:  The Pension Unit is directly responsible for:

·        Processing and payment of monthly pension to Pensioners;

·        Keeping and updating pension financial records;

·        Custody of retirees’ personal and official records;

·        Monitoring of pensioners Life Insurance Policy;

·        Liaising with the various PFAs for retirees benefits;

·        Custody and upgrading serving officers records to ensure they are registered with PFAs of their choice;

·        Periodical review of staff records in order to ensure their registration with Pension Fund Administrators of their choice.

·        Organizing staff forum and seminars for intending retirees to enlighten them on the retirement options (Programmed Withdrawal and Annuity method); and

·        Education of staff on pension matters, application of relevant circulars.

 

TRAINING AND MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT

  • The Division is responsible for training and re-training of staff in the Institute both in-house training and those outside the Institute.  It is also the responsibility of the division to advise and also convey Management’s approval or disapproval on study leave, days release, conferences, seminars etc.
  • It sources for training opportunities for staff
  • Coordinates the student Industrial Work Experience Scheme for undergraduates.
  • Conducts induction and orientation exercise for newly employed staff on general conduct and Public Service Rules, etc
  • Formulate training policy in line with government guidelines
  • Advise Management on training and re-training of staff

 

CONTACT:  THE DIRECTOR

Akinfire Oluwatoyin Adejumoke (MNIM)

Director of Human Resources Management & Administration Department

MSc International Relations

BSc. Hons. (Political Science)

 

 

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CHEMICAL, FIBRE & ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT

Ag. DirectorThe Department of Chemical, Fibre and Environmental Technology was established to carry out excellent scientific, market and industry-driven Research and Development (R & D) activities and produce world-class patentable process technologies and products in the areas of Chemical and Agro-allied industrial products and processes; New products and process technologies for pulp, paper, packaging, polymer and textiles;  New process technologies on environmental pollution and pollution abatement/containment devices and products; Technical assistance to micro, small, medium and large-scale industrial concerns through collaborations, contract research, product and process monitoring and quality evaluation/assessment.

These are achieved by building and upholding the culture of innovativeness and integrity in the pursuit of research results through a highly qualified, technically competent, well-motivated and keenly competitive and aggressively committed team of Research and Technical staff.

Vision of the Department:  To carry out excellent scientific and market-driven Research and Development (R & D) activities and produce world-class and patentable process technologies and products in the areas of chemical, fibre and environmental technology in line with the mandate of FIIRO.

Mission of the Department: To build and uphold a culture of innovativeness and integrity in the pursuit of research results and attainment of our vision through a highly motivated, competitive and committed team.

Strategies:

 Provision of leadership by example in words, deeds and actions.

  •  A highly motivated, competitive, committed and innovative team/workforce
  •  A conducive working environment with equal opportunities for all
  •  Make available work tools and research facilities
  •  Application of the principles of fairness, equity and justice

CFET Programmes: The department also runs some programmes such as;

1. Oilseeds Programme

2. Waste to Wealth ( Resource from waste Recovery) Programme

3. Medicinal & Aromatic Plants Programme

4. Kenaf Programme

5. Paper Packaging Programme

6. Bio-diesel and Glycerol Programme

CFET Projects

Current Research Projects

· Non-food utilization of oils and fats from Lesser Known oil seeds.

· Development and production of antiseptics cosmetics, soaps and dentifrices from local sources

· Various industrial liquid effluent treatment using FIIRO developed pollution Abatement and effluent treatment devices

· Solid waste management and Conversion into useful sundry products

· Development and production of fire-proof and heat resistant acoustic ceiling boards, particle boards and plastic automobile components using agricultural wastes

· Utilization of agro-wastes as alternative raw materials for pulp, paper and packaging production 

Developed Technologies

· Food colours, emulsifiers, stabilizers and flavours from natural sources

· Essential oils and fragrances from citronella, Eucalyptus and lemongrass

· Pulp and paper production from Agricultural/wastes and non-wood materials

· Alkyd Resin from oil of Beni-seed (sesame seed)

· Upgrading of traditional process for production of black soap

· Glues from Cow bones, hides and skin

· Cold Water Soluble Starch Production

· Gum/Glues and Adhesives from Cassava Starch

· Kenaf/Banana/Plantain/Fibre Utilization for agro-sacks production

· Upgrading of traditional process for production of tie & dye (adire) 

CFET Divisions

There are four (5) Divisions in the CFET Department; namely:

1. Chemical Technology Division

2. Environmental Technology Division

3. Pulp and Paper Technology Division

4. Polymer and Textiles Technology Division

5. Packaging Technology Division

Research Laboratories

The following specialized research laboratories exist in the CFET department, namely:

1. Essential oils, flavours and fragrances research laboratory

2. Medicinal plants research laboratory

3. Cosmetics and soap research laboratory

4. Polymer research laboratory

5. Textiles research laboratory

6. Pulp and paper research laboratory

7. Environmental chemistry research laboratory

8. Environmental biology research laboratory

9. Packaging research laboratory

10. Food additives and industrial intermediates research laboratory

11. Waste Management and Effluent Treatment Research Laboratory 

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Contact the Ag. Director

Dr. Oluwatoyin Enitan Taiwo

Doctor of Tech. Civil Engineering: Waste Management

M.Sc  Analytical Chemistry and Instrumentation

B.Sc (Hons) Applied Chemistry

Phone No: +234 7088877740, +234 8184385386

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MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • Member – Institute of Public Analyst of Nigeria (IPAN)
  • Member – Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria (ICCON)
  • Member - Chemical Society of Nigeria (CSN)
  • Member – Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA)
  • Member – Nigeria n Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST)

 

 

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