The Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO) is a parastatal under the agency of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology. FIIRO was the idea of an economic mission sent to Nigeria in 1953 by the World Bank. FIIRO has the broad mandate of accelerating industrialization in Nigeria and has over the years developed technologies that have promoted the ideals of entrepreneurship development. FIIRO has locally sourced alternative raw materials, fabricated machines and equipment for Nigerian industries, thereby conserving foreign exchange through adequate food processing techniques. FIIRO has improved the nutritional content of food intake. Corporate organizations, Governments, NGOs, International organizations, Donor agencies, and the Academia have actively identified with FIIRO’s R&D pursuits. FIIRO’s current focus is on Research and Development of Food and Agro – Allied Processing Technologies; Research and Development into Pulp and Paper Processing; Research and Development into Packaging and Product Design as well as Design and Fabrication of Equipment Prototypes.
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