Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC), said yesterday, that cement industries can now source gypsum from local miners. The Director General, Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC), Dr. Hussaini Doko Ibrahim, disclosed this at a press briefing for the Nigeria Raw Material Expo (NIRAM) and the Nigeria Manufacturing & Equipment Expo (NME) in Lagos.
Doko said “The previous editions of NIRAM Expo have attained modest achievements and today, industries can source for high quality starch, glucose syrups & extracts, fruit juice concentrates among others from local sources”.
Represented by Dr Zainab Hammanga, Director Investments and consultancy, RMRDC, he said, the NIRAM expo also created platform for highlighting the challenges to local sourcing of gypsum. Adding that presently, most of these challenges have been addressed and cement industries can now look forward to sourcing of gypsum from local miners.