Drama In Senate As RMRDC Boss Lists ‘Kilishi’ As Research Breakthrough

There was a mix of anger and laughter on the Nigerian Senate on Monday when the Director-General of the Raw Materials Research and Development Council, RMRDC, Professor Hussain Ibrahim, listed kilishi manufacturing as a analysis success in 33 years, Vanguard studies,

While briefing the Senate committee on science and know-how, Professor Ibrahim informed the Chairman of the Senate Committee, Senator Uche Ekwunife, and different members that kilishi, a domestically spiced roasted meat, made within the north and standard amongst travellers in that area, is an excellent achievement for the company. 

Senator Ekwunife requested, “Your core mandate is to develop local materials. Can you tell us the local raw materials you have developed in the areas of health, brewery, construction, science, and technology, or agriculture? “Just give us the synopsis of what you have developed or generated for local industries. Tell us about your breakthrough.”  

Professor Ibrahim replied, “We have developed two kinds of Sorghum. We collaborated with agricultural analysis institutes, pharmaceutical industries as a result of we produce ethanol from it and that’s the primary uncooked materials for the manufacturing of sanitizers. 

“Also from the same Sorghum, we developed other products like Glucose syrup, livestock feeds, material for breweries, and starch.” 

When requested if Nigeria is able to keep unbiased from merchandise like sorghum, Professor Ibrahim mentioned: “We haven’t reached that stage. It goes by means of processes. We have examined it now however the stage we at the moment are within the pilot stage. 

“That pilot stage will now result in the optimisation of the merchandise. At that pilot stage, we’d now see if what now we have lastly finished is technically possible or commercially viable. We have to find out that. 

“After we had decided that, we are going to now ask related industries to take them for mass manufacturing. In our 30 years of analysis actions, we’re nonetheless the biggest analysis Institute. But to be candid with you, we’re making progress. 

“For now, we have developed technology to optimise Kilishi production. Research activities take time.”

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