Emmanuel Kwaya appointed as overseeing DG RMRDC

Minister of Innovation, Science and Technology, Chief Uche Geoffrey Nnaji, has approved the appointment of Engr.Emmanuel Kwaya as the overseeing Director -General of Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC) pending the appointment of a substantive Director -General of the Agency.

According to the press statement signed by the Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations FMIST, Mr. Obed Atuora, the minister said the appointment takes effect from Monday, 8th April, 2024, urging the overseeing Chief Executive officer to be dedicated and committed to his duty.

He further urged the staff to be loyal and support the new leadership to achieve the desired goal of the Agency.

The minister stated that the appointment is in line with the request by the outgoing Director -General, Prof. H. D Ibrahim whose second term tenure ended on 7th April, 2024, to handover to the most senior director of the agency, Engr. Emmanuel Kwaya.

To this end, Nnaji commended the outgoing Director General for his giant strides in the agency, FMSIT sector and Nigeria in general.

 Kwaya joined RMRDC on 15th March, 1993 as a scientific officer and was later Head of Administration and Consultancy at RMRDC Bauchi state Liaison Office. 

He rose through the ranks of Senior Scientific Officer, Principal Scientific Officer, Chief Scientific Officer, Assistant Director, and Deputy Director before being promoted to the position of Director on August 23, 2019.