DR TOPE SALAMDescription

The discovery of the DNA by Griffith et al in 1928 followed by the deciphering of its structure by Watson and Crick in 1953 revolutionized research in the life science. The understanding of the process of DNA replication also paved way for the development of the indispensable technique, polymerase chain reaction in molecular biology. The newly remodelled FIIRO Molecular Biology Laboratory is strategically positioned to offer world class molecular biology research and training services to the teeming Nigerian researchers and scientists. Our fully prepared and trained molecular biology team is ready to offer premium and top-notch molecular biology services to advance research in FIIRO as well as other internal and external clients. 


Our services include but not limited to:

  1. Molecular Characterisation of Microorganisms.                   a. Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Based Techniques.            b. Fluorescence Microscopy.
  2. DNA/RNA with cDNA Synthesis/Protein Extraction
  3. Quantification and Purity Assessment of Nucleic Acids
  4. Amplification of Target DNA Sequences.
  5. Mutation/Polymorphism Detection
  6. Protein Characterisation and Profiling.   a.Total Protein Profiling. b. Protein Characterisation. a. i. Molecular Weight Determination for Specific Proteins. b.ii. Identification of Specific Proteins.


Some techniques to be used in service delivery include but not limited to:

  • PCR with Gene Specific Primers
  • 16SrRNA Sequencing
  • ITS Sequencing
  • Fluorescent in situ Hybridization (FISH)
  • Reverse Transcription-PCR (RT-PCR)
  • Semi Quantitative RT-PCR (SqRT-PCR)
  • Agarose Gel Electrophoresis
  • Temperature/Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis (DGGE/TGGE)
  • Western Blotting


  • PCR: Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • RAPD: Randomly Amplified Polymorphic DNA
  • RFLP: Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism
  • ARDRA: Amplified Ribosomal DNA Restriction Analysis
  • ITS: Internal Transcribed Spacer
  • SDS-PAGE: Sodium Dodecyl Sulphate Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis 


Some equipment are listed and shown below.

Autoclave          Bio-freezer   Dry-bath-1    Fluorescence-Microscope-1     Gel-Documentation-System-1    Gel-Dryer-1   Gradient-Thermal-Cycler-1        Horizontal-Electrophoresis-System    MicroDoc-with-Video-Processor       ThermoScientific-Nanodrop-2000c          UV-Transilluminator     Universal-Mutation-Detection-System      Vertical-Electrophoresis-with-Blotting-System       


Contact Person

For information on collaboration, bench space and sample analysis contact:

Dr Temitope O. Fadipe

Biotechnology Department

Molecular Biology Laboratory, Ground Floor, Koleosho Laboratory Complex, FIIRO, Lagos.

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The Industrial Linkage Division was set up to fulfill the DG’s vision of commercialization through Entrepreneurial skills and industrial linkage.  It is the link between FIIRO and other relevant stakeholders (government agencies, organized private sector, financial institutions and international agencies and non-governmental organizations) for commercialization of FIIRO developed R&D results and innovative activities for the purpose of generating spin-offs and spin out companies.  The division fosters inter-agency cooperation, collaborative research R&D funding.


The vision of Industrial Linkage Division is to link the Institute with industry, relevant government and non-governmental agencies and the world for commercialization of R&D results in promoting industrialization and sustainable development.


  • To ensure that market-driven research projects are embarked upon through interactions and collaboration with the organized private sector (OPS).
  • To establish effective sustainable legacy for the exploitation of R&D results and other science and technology innovation activities developed by FIIRO.  This would be linked to the industry and entrepreneurial individuals for the purpose of spin-offs and spin out companies for wealth creation.
  • To carry out industry survey, needs assessment studies and economic sectors by sector studies of industries relevant to FIIRO mandate.


  • To promote FIIRO-industry linkage and exchange programmes.
  • To facilitate rapid commercialization of the Institute’s R&D results through market-driven R&D projects originating from the industries.
  • To effectively disseminate R&D results to appropriate end user industries.
  • To organize regular industrial visits to the industries
  • Provide ready financial resources for the Institute to upgrade its R&D facilities as supplement to government funding.


Industrial Linkages Division shall have the following functions:

  1. To coordinate all the activities that relates to industries in the Institute.
  2. To disseminate strategic information on R&D results of the Institute to user industries.
  3. To relate with industries, trade associations (such Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, National Association of Small Scale Industrialists, National Association of Small and Medium Entrepreneurs etc.), to facilitate effective commercialization of R&D results
  4. To carry out Needs Assessment Survey of Industries.
  5. To organize and facilitate Industrial Visits by the Institute to industries and industries to the Institute with a view to promoting effective partnership/collaboration and to market the Institute’s services and programs.
  6. To initiate contract and sponsored researches with industries.
  7. To coordinate and promote FIIRO-Industry exchange programs.
  8. To organize lectures, seminars, conferences, symposia etc in disseminating new technological development to industries.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.

Contact the Division

Head, Industrial Linkage: Omoh Unuigbe

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Head,  WASTE UTILIZATION AND FERMENTATION DIVISIONWaste Utilization and Fermentation Division is one of the pioneer Divisions of the Biotechnology Department of Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi, Nigeria. 

Among the core mandates of the Division are:

1· To conduct research and development activities that lead to the conversion of wastes (mainly agricultural wastes) into wealth creation.

2· To carry out research and development activities that employ current fermentation techniques to produce goods and services that will benefit Nigerians in particular and humanity at large.

3· To liaise with other Departments and Divisions within the Institute to disseminate the R & D findings to Nigerians through Seminars/Symposium/Workshop.

 Vision of the Division:

The vision of the Division is to be a reference centre within the West African sub-region where wastes (mainly agricultural wastes) are harnessed into useful forms through the application of basic biotechnological tools.

 On-going Research Projects

- Mushroom programme

Ïsolation and cultivation of edible mushroom – Auricularia species.

- Survey of Edible and Medicinal mushroom species in Nigeria.

- Conversion of spent mushroom substrate into biofertilizer.

 Developed Available Technologies

1. Commercial cultivation of indigenous edible mushrooms

2. Upgrade and Standardization of production process of some indigenous fermented foods e.g. Ugba.


            THE PAST

FIIRO has been the forerunner in the cultivation of Mushrooms in Nigeria. The project started as far back as 1988. Though people find it hard to believe that mushrooms can be cultivated in-door because people are of the opinion that mushrooms grow naturally in the wild and apart from that, eating mushrooms from the wild gives concern to the public for the fear of eating poisonous species. The advent of FIIRO in mushroom cultivation has changed the face of mushrooms in Nigeria using agro-industrial wastes. Some of the wastes FIIRO has used in the past are cotton waste, sawdust, corn cob, cassava peels, banana leaves, groundnut shell, wood shavings, cassava flour shaft etc. FIIRO has also supplemented some of these wastes that have a low yield such as wood shavings, corn cob, cassava peels, cassava flour shaft with poultry manure, palm kernel cake, rice bran, wheat bran etc to increase their yield which gave a positive result.

The wastes have been supportive in the cultivation of Pleurotus tuberregium, Pleurotus pulmonarius,  Lentinus sqaurrosulus, Volvariella volvacea and Pleurotus ostreatus. Spawns of these mushrooms are all available at the mushroom culture bank. These mushrooms have been grown to commercial stage in FIIRO using different wastes from the six-geopolitical zones.

           THE PRESENT 

Presently, FIIRO has gone beyond laboratory cultivation. Effort is now being geared towards commercial cultivation of mushrooms to make them available to the public and increase the people’s awareness. FIIRO is also striving to increase the protein intake of Nigerians believed to be very low, especially the low income earners that cannot afford the expensive protein from meat, milk and so on. The use of cotton waste in the past for its high yield compared to other agro-wastes relegated these wastes to the background but with the scarcity of cotton waste, new technology has been developed for the use of sawdust. This is supplemented with rice bran, wheat bran or palm kernel cake which now gives yield better than cotton waste. New species of mushrooms are being sourced for everyday to increase species of mushroom cultured and give Nigerians variety of mushrooms to savior.

Training of small and medium scale entrepreneurs has also been part of FIIRO’s effort in making sure that Nigerians cultivate the habit of eating mushroom. The SMEs were trained in the art of mushroom cultivation making use agro-industrial wastes.

            THE FUTURE

With the pace FIIRO is going in creating awareness, training of SME’s, future of mushroom in Nigeria is going to be great. It will be another source of income to the country earning, creating job for the unemployed youth and improve the nutritional intake of Nigerians by eating mushrooms and increase the immune systems by eating mushrooms. Also the commercial cultivation in the Institute will be source of income apart from the sale of spawns. 

In the area of bio-remediation, mushrooms have been discovered to be a veritable tool in the cleaning of our environment, the use of wastes for the cultivation reduces land pollution while the mushroom mycelia also has been worked upon and discovered to be useful in biodegradation of toxic chemicals and spilled crude oil.

The Institute has used the following wastes extensively to cultivate mushroom: Cotton waste, sawdust, rice bran, cassava peel, yam peel, sugarcane bagasse, wheat bran corn cob, sawdust, cassava peel, yam peel, cotton waste, wheat bran, groundnut shells, rice straw etc and have mixed the substrates to increases yields of the mushroom fruits. 

At the Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO) several techniques have been adapted for the cultivation of the mushroom which thrives in the temperature range of 28-36oC and relative humidity of 75-88%.

The table below shows summary of wastes and their mushroom yields.







Rice straw

Straw  (Volvariella)

Oyster (Pleurotus)




Wheat Bran

Oyster (Pleurotus) Straw  (Volvariella)









Oyster (Pleurotus)

Oyster (Pleurotus)




Cotton Waste

Oyster (Pleurotus)

Straw (Volvariella)





Oyster (Pleurotus)





Oyster (Pleurotus)



Sugarcane Bigasse

Oyster (Pleurotus)



Water Hyacinth

Oyster (Pleurotus)



Oil Palm Waste

Straw  (Volvariella)

Oyster (Pleurotus)



Cocoa Shell Waste

Oyster (Pleurotus)

Oyster (Pleurotus)



Banana leaves

Straw  (Volvariella)

Oyster (Pleurotus)



Cassava peel

Oyster (Pleurotus)



Yam peel

Oyster (Pleurotus)



Cassava peel/Soybean Chaff 

Oyster (Pleurotus)


  (ii) Available mushrooms

FIIRO has worked on the isolation and cultivation of different species of mushrooms which include:

Pleurotus tuberregium

Pleurotus pulmonarius

Pleurotus ostreatus

Volvariella volvacea

Lentinus squarroslus

Cantharellus lateritius

Culture of these mushrooms can be gotten from the Biotechnology Department of the Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi.

New species on our bench work are Auricularia auricular and Calocybe indica. Spawn of these species can be produced and purchased on request.


FIIRO has been able to work on the following industrial agro-wastes:-

Cotton waste, Sawdust, Cassava peels, Yam peels, Groundnut shell, Banana leaves, Corn cob, Wood shavings, Wheat bran, Rice bran, Water hyacinth, etc. It has been discovered that of all these substrates, cotton waste gives the highest yield singly. However, due to many more uses of cotton waste and thereby scarcity, FIIRO began to look inwards and came up with the new concept for the use of sawdust which is a good competitor of cotton waste. Rice bran and Wheat bran are used as supplement when using sawdust and wood shavings.

The other wastes have been used singly or mixed in multiple and some of these have proven to be effective for cultivation. Some agro wastes were also gotten from the Northern part of the country in FIIRO’s bid to make sure that all parts of the country can benefit from her research work. These wastes include Millet stovers, Millet husk, Benin seed husk, Dusa industrial waste, Guinea corn stovers, Guinea corn husk, Rice shaft, Beans pod and Maize offal’s. These wastes were found to give average yield when used singly.

             Spawn production

Spawn production is carried out exclusively by microbiologists and is produced in sterile environment. Substrates used for spawn production are cotton waste, sorghum grains, corn and sawdust. Cotton waste has been discovered to ramify faster than all the other substrates but sorghum does better on cultivated substrates.

Pleurotus pulmonarius fruiting on Sawdust supplemented with ricebran

Calocybe indica on Sawdust

Contact the Division:

Okorie, Princewill Chimezie

Head (Waste Utilization & Fermentation Division)

M.Sc Applied Microbiology

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FIIRO started aggressive technology transfer programme on its developed technologies in 1986 during the Structural Adjustment Programme (SAP) of the then Military Government which encouraged all public funded Institutions to look inward towards using their mandates to promote national economic development.

Ten years later after the introduction of the technology transfer programme, an Adoption study was carried out which indicated that the rate of adoption of the Institute’s technology was 41%. The study also revealed that some entrepreneurs failed in their businesses due to lack of entrepreneurial skills to run their businesses. Subsequent adoption studies by the Institute also gave similar reason for business failure. This was the motivation for the establishment of a Division that will take care of both the technical and management components of entrepreneurial skill to ensure effective commercialization of the technologies developed at the Institute.

As a result, the Techno-entrepreneurship & Techno-economics Division was established in 2011 to drive the commercialization of FIIRO R&D results through different entrepreneurship programmes. It was established to act as an institutional mechanism for providing various services including information on all aspect of enterprises, to create awareness for the need for entrepreneurial culture in the nation, to catalyse and promote development of technology-based enterprises and create opportunities for employment generation through innovation.


To be a centre of excellence for promotion and development of entrepreneurial society through technology-based enterprises to ensure a job-secured nation and national economic prosperity.


To conduct techno-entrepreneurship development programme and carry out economic evaluation on investible projects with a view to creating highly productive techno-entrepreneurs who are ethical, and are prepared to succeed in their enterprises for national economy development.

Core Values

Our core values are innovativeness, resourcefulness, integrity, hardworking, proactiveness and ethical standards.

The Division has three Sections, namely:

    • Techno-economic Evaluation
    • Techno-entrepreneurship
    • Marketing Research/Intelligence


    The Techno-entrepreneurship & Techno-economic Division shall have the following functions:
    1. To produce extension/promotional documents including industrial profiles, pre-feasibility reports, e-bulletins and so on for effective dissemination of information to various end users and stakeholders.
    2. To carry out techno-economic evaluation of technologies developed at the Institute with a view to generating investment data for extension and linkage purposes as well as to prepare full bankable feasibility report/business plan on FIIRO projects for the Institute and its clients.
    3. To develop appropriate training modules and extend FIIRO technologies to various end users through techno-entrepreneurship training designed to suit various target groups including students of tertiary institutions, youth, adults, women, etc. To conduct Entrepreneurship Development Trainings.
    4. To deliver/present lectures on “Entrepreneurial Investment Opportunities available at the Institute” at different fora.
    5. To organize Annual Junior Entrepreneurs’ Forum and Annual Entrepreneurs’ Mentor’s Day.
    6. To conduct Certificate Course in Techno-entrepreneurship (3-month) in conjunction with a tertiary institution in Nigeria and to conduct Pre-retirement Entrepreneurial Training Workshop.
    7. To carry out all entrepreneurship related activities at the Institute.
    8. To conduct marketing research in support of economic evaluation activities and carry out market surveys on FIIRO and non-FIIRO projects and develop database for products, raw materials, equipment pricing, and so on
    9. 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.
    10. 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.
    11. To continuously provide relevant content for updating the Institute’s website to be redesigned in conformity with such content and to promote web based financial transactions with the Institute by its stakeholders.

Current Programmes

The Division is currently running the following Programmes:

  • 3-Month Certificate Course in Techno-entrepreneurship with Yaba College of Technology: CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
  • Entrepreneurial Pre-retirement Programme
  • Preparation of Feasibility Reports/Business Plans to access N220Billion Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Fund in commercial and development banks.

Book Publication

The following published books are available at the Institute through the Division:

  • Entrepreneurship Development in Nigeria – The FIIRO Experience
  • Entrepreneurship Development Training Modules
  • Investment Opportunities for Job Creation

The Division also has six book manuscripts ready for publication.

Our Recent Publications

  • “Chemistry Entrepreneurship: A Panacea for Job and Wealth Creation” accepted February 2015, Industrial Engineering Letters
  • On Entrepreneurial Self Efficacy and Entrepreneurial Success: A Conceptual and Theoretical Framework. European Journal of Business and Management, 6 (26): 95-102 (2014)

Our Partners

  • Yaba College of Technology, Lagos
  • Lead City University, Ibadan
  • Federal University of Technology, Akure
  • Prime Entrepreneurs Development Foundation, Lagos
  • Metropolitan Polytechnic, Ofa, Kwara State.
  • Nigerian Opportunities Industrialization Centre, Lagos
  • Agape Academy, Lagos
  • Believers’ School of Entrepreneurship

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Contact the Division

Mr Ogundeji, Razaque Kayode

Deputy Director (Techno-Entrepreneurship & Techno-Economics Division)

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The Analytical laboratory of the Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO-ANALAB), is a well-equipped laboratory with state-of-art analytical equipment professionally and skillfully manned by trained experts/analysts. The division renders services to individuals, corporate organizations, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs), researchers, students in tertiary institutions, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), government agencies, private and public enterprises amongst others. Routine and investigative analyses are conducted for variety of products ranging from raw materials, agro-allied products, industrial products, animal feed, food products, water, industrial effluents, beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), cosmetics (soaps, toiletries, creams, lotions, and liquid detergents), fine chemicals, solid minerals and other essential products for registration with the National Agency for Food Drug Administration and control and the Standards Organization of Nigeria (NAFDAC/SON).

Facilities available include the following:
1. Gas chromatography-Mass Spectrometer (GC-MS)
2. Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (AAS), with graphite furnace and Mercury Vapour kit.
3. Ultra Fast Liquid Chromatography (UFLC)
4. High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
5. Diode Array 7200 Analyzer (NIR-DA 7200)
6. UV/Vis Spectrophotometer
7. Rapid Moisture Analyzer
8. Kjeldahl Equipment
9. Fat Extractor (Soxtec)
13.Melting point apparatus

Typical Applications
1. Analysis of raw materials
2. Analysis of intermediate/finished products
3. Analysis of foods, beverages, feeds, water and waste water.
4. Analysis of additives (e.g. preservatives e.t.c)
5. Analysis of trace elements and metals
6. Analysis of heavy metals
7. Analysis of vitamins (water and fat soluble)
8. Characterization and identification of organic compound/constituents of samples.
9. Assay determination of fine chemicals and salts.
10.Solid mineral analysis.
11.Analysis of toxins (e.g. cyanide, aflatoxin e.t.c)
12.Analysis of oil and fat
13.Analysis of cosmetics
14.Analysis of hard wood charcool

Quality Assurance & Quality Control Services
FIIRO’s analytical laboratory undertakes routine quality control and safety evaluation checks on foods and food products for the purposes of registration of the products with National Agency for Food Drug Administration and control (NAFDAC) and for ascertaining standards specifications as set down by Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON).
These include:
Protein, total sugar, starch, Ether extract, crude fibre, ash, carbohydrate, trace elements, vitamins and cholesterol.
We also offer microbiological analysis and safety evaluation of food and non-food materials. The services provided include the following:
1. Evaluation of total viable aerobes, yeast, mould, coliform, E-coli e.t.c
2. Detection of Salmonella, Shigella, Staphylococcus and other pathogenic species
3. Consumer complaint investigations
4. Shelf-life studies

FIIRO has recorded another milestone in achieving its vision of becoming the foremost centre of excellence in science and technology – based research and development for the industrialization and socio-economic advancement of the nation. On Thursday 9th August, 2018, the Institute was presented with the ISO/IEC 17025/2005 certificate for accreditation of its central Laboratory.

Nigerian National Accreditation Service (NINAS) presented the certificate to the Honourable Minister of science and technology. FIIRO is the first research institute under the Federal ministry of Science and technology to receive such accreditation.

Acquiring ISO/IEC 17025:2005 certificate is a major achievement and a step in the right direction for FIIRO in becoming a leading research institute in Nigeria and globally. It would also enhance competitiveness of Nigerian products by small, medium and Large enterprises in Nigeria.

The scope of accreditation incudes:

FOOD:              Elemental/trace metal

                          Food & Drugs (Vitamins)

                          pH water/Food 

                          Ash in Food

                          HPLC technique in food Analysis

NON-FOOD:   Ash (Non-food) Charcoal


                         Volatile Matter

                         Self-Ignition Test (Charcoal)

                         Fixed Carbon

Training Programs:
Training of personnel on quality control analysis
Training of personnel on operational use of instrument (AAS, HPLC, UV/Vis Spec, GC-MS)

Dr. (Mrs) Adebukola Selimot Huthman

Deputy Director (Analytical Laboratory Marketing)
PhD (Chemistry), MSc (Environmental Chemistry), PGD (Analytical Chemistry)
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The Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi offers a 3-month practical Certificate Course in Techno-entrepreneurship Studies in conjunction with Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria. The course aims at developing and enhancing entrepreneurial skills and knowledge for self employment through the establishment of cottage, small and medium technical enterprises.


During the course, the participants will acquire one or two technologies developed by FIIRO out of over 50 commercially proven technologies available at the Institute.

  • Machinery and equipment required for commercial production can be readily fabricated at the Institute’s Design & Fabrication Division at subsidized fee.
  • Bankable Feasibility Report/Business Plan would be jointly developed with the participants by the Institute team of experts using UNIDO COMFAR III Expert.
  • Technical Assistance Services at subsidized fee (including machinery and equipment installation, commissioning and training of personnel on installed plant) is available for participants that passed through the programme.
  • Quality Control and Analytical Services at reasonable fees.
  • Facilitation of product(s) registration by NAFDAC.
  • Opportunity for project funding through Bank of Industry, Bank of Agriculture, NERFUND, etc.
  • Industrial Visits to viable practising techno-entrepreneurs.
  • Opportunity for mentoring by practising entrepreneurs.
  • Networking with National Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (NASME), National Association of Small Scale Industrialists (NASSI), National Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), and so on.
  • People contemplating the establishment of cottage, small or medium enterprises.
  • People who have already and operating cottage, small and medium enterprises with the desire to improve their entrepreneurial skills.
  • About to retire working class.
  • Working class who desire to earn additional legitimate income.
  • Unemployed graduates of secondary and tertiary institutions.
  • Youths and adults in general including women.


The duration of the program is 12 weeks (Saturdays only; 9.00am – 5.00pm)


February 18, 2017


“0” Level; Trade Test; OND, HND; NCE; B.Sc e.t.c


Entrepreneurship Concept; Business Opportunity Identification; Marketing Concept; Basic Personnel Management and Organisation; Production Management and Quality Control; Productivity Improvement; Introduction to Business Laws and Regulation; Accounting for Entrepreneurs; Preparation of Business Plan; Information Management; Starting up and Managing Business; Life Skill Acquisition and Industrial visit; Special Project.


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Tuition Fee is #150,000.00 (Minimum of 70% payable on or before resumption while the balance be paid before the end of the programme).


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Deputy Director, Partnership and Zonal Offices Coordination DivisionVision of the Division:

To be the division of excellence that will effectively develop virile and sustainable global partnership between FIIRO and other stakeholder organizations.

Mission statement of the Division:

To create functional synergy between FIIRO and other organizations for effective funding, linking and extension of FIIRO’s technologies.


Partnership & Zonal Offices Coordination Division shall have the following functions:

  1. To develop virile, sustainable partnerships with tertiary institutions, governmental and non-governmental organizations, both local and international.
  2. To assist in developing standard MoUs format for various stakeholders and organize MoU signing ceremony in conjunction with the Institute’s Legal Unit.
  3. To link the Institute with various donor agencies for R&D funding, technology extension programme to industries, youth and women groups in conjunction with the Institute’s Management Committee on External Grants.
  4. To oversee the planning, coordination and execution of Zonal Offices programs and activities to ensure conformity to management objectives.
  5. To facilitate financial, administrative and logistic supports for efficient functioning of the Zonal Offices.
  6. To facilitate and coordinate Quarterly Meetings of the Heads of the Zonal Offices with the Management.
  7. Promote welfare of the Zonal offices personnel and organize annual best Zonal Office award.
  8. To monitor and prepare progress reports on the activities of the Zonal Offices.
  9. To plan and organize seminars, workshop, retreat etc for Zonal officers and personnel to enhance their job performance.
  10. To keep abreast the Zonal Offices of recent developments at the Institute.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.


Contact the Division

Mrs. O.F Odediran

Deputy Director, Partnerships & Zonal Offices Coordination Division

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FIIRO ICT Division has the technologies and services that support information and was established to provide ICTs support for Research and Development (R&D) activities and capacity building.

The need for this division is owed to the following reasons:

- The need of computerized database to replace the manual method of keeping records and permit easy access of information    retrieval.

- Development, Management and Updating of the Institute’s website

- Adequate maintenance of the LAN / Internet in order to enhance effective research and development processes.

- To enhance the skill of FIIRO staff and the public in computer usage through trainings.

- To incorporate digital signage technology into the Institute’s R&D activities in order to enlighten and acquaint both the staff and visitors of our products, machineries, day-to-day activities and events.


To promote, develop, deliver and facilitate the use of Information Technology (IT) services and resources.


To improve Research & Development (R&D) activities of the Institute through the deployment of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs)


•         To use ICT to improve speed, efficiency and quality of R&D activities which are the Institute’s mandate.

•         To develop software for research & non research activities of the Institute.

•         To install, manage and implement a highly optimised network infrastructure.

•         To enhance the computing skills of members of staff through computer appreciation and application courses.

•         To incorporate digital signage technology into our R&D activities in order to enlighten and acquaint both the staff and visitors of our products, machinery, day-to- day activities and events.

•         To run computer training courses to the public as a source of revenue generation.

The Sections under the Division are:

  • Software Development
  • Systems Administration/Digital Signage
  • Training




MSc Computer Science, FIIM, MNCS, MCPN, PNIWIIT

Head, Information & Communication Technology Division,

Planning Technology Transfer Information Management Department,

Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO),

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

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