The Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute (NBRRI) has Unveiled plans for its upcoming 45-year Anniversary celebrations this year. The Director-General/ Chief Executive Officer, NBRRI, Professor Samson Duna made this known at the NBRRI @ 45 Press Conference held recently at the NBRRI Headquarters, Abuja. He Disclosed that the NBRRI at 45 anniversary celebration will take place from the 13th to 14th December 2023 at her National Laboratory Complex Ota, Ogun State.
The celebration will commence with an Anniversary conference on the theme: Achieving Efficient and Sustainable Construction Practices for National Development: Renewed Hope Initiative of Federal Government.
This will be followed by the commissioning of some projects at the NLC Ota including the ICT Center and Library by the Special Guest of Honor at the occasion, the Minister of Innovation, Science and Technology, Chief Uche G.Nnaji. The chief host of the celebration is the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Innovation, Science and Technology, Mr. James Sule. Other events to mark the occasion are a novelty football match and an Award/Dinner night also holding in Ota. The Director-general used the opportunity to invite all stakeholders, partners and general public to the Anniversary celebrations.
Exactly four and a half decades ago, the Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute (NBRRI) came into existence as a Federal Government Agency. The Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute became a Parastatal under the aegis of the Federal Ministry of Innovation, Science and Technology, on 1st April, 1978. From its humble beginnings at its first office complex located on 15 Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, in Lagos State; the Institute now majorly operates from its Administrative Headquarters here in Abuja.
The Institute was established primarily to build capacity and conduct integrated applied Research and Development (R&D) into the various aspects of the Building, Roads and Engineering materials sectors of the Nigerian economy. In 45 years, NBRRI has been under the tenure ship of 5 Directors Generals who in their own unique initiatives and leadership, moved the Institute to different levels. From the pioneer Director, Dr. Anthony Madedor to Professor Charles Ofoegbu to Dr. Joseph Ali to Professor Danladi Matawal and down to its current Director- general, Samson Duna. The Institute has Institute has been continued to enjoy sustained progress.