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Head, Fabrication Technology Division
Head, Fabrication Technology Division

 The Fabrication Technology Division is one of the Divisions in the Project Development and Design (Engineering) Department of the Institute, and in fact, the backbone of the Department, with regards to the mandate of the Institute, in the area of development of equipment prototypes.  The Division also renders technical services to local industries, especially the SMEs.

Vision of the Division

 To be an outstanding Division in the Department, in the area of design and fabrication of equipment prototypes and high precision machine components in order to commercialise FIIRO’S R&D results and offer quality technical assistance to our local industries.

 Mission of the Division

To play a leading role in the country in the design and fabrication of high quality and efficient equipment prototypes, thereby conserving our foreign exchange, assisting the local SME’s to operate efficiently and making adequate contributions to the local content efforts of the Federal Government, in different sectors of the economy.

 The Division consists of the following three sections:

 (a) Design section, consisting of design engineers.

 (b) Fabrication section, consisting of technical officers, technician, and craftsmen

 (c) Machine shop, consisting of technical officers, technician, and craftsmen


 (a) Development and fabrication of equipment prototypes to commercialise FIIRO’s laboratory R&D results.

 (b) Design, fabrication, installation and commissioning of processing equipment and plants on demand, to assist our local industries.

 (c) Design and fabrication of spare parts for our local industries, as our contribution to the local content policy of the Federal Government.

 (d) Modification, adaptation, sourcing and upgrading of processing plants to assist the SME’s to ensure high productivity and efficiency.

 (e) Identifying, training and collaborating with local equipment fabricators to ensure standardization of locally – fabricated plants and equipment.

 (f) Collaborating with relevant Institutions like professional bodies, other Research Institutes, Universities, Polytechnics, State Government and relevant Federal Government Agencies to improve local capabilities in equipment design and manufacturing in Nigeria.

(g) Training and mentoring of Industrial Trainees from Technical Colleges, Polytechnics and Universities.

 (h) Organizing industrial study visits and training programmes for our staff to enhance productivity.

 (i) Participating in local and international seminars, workshops, conferences and exhibitions.

 (j) Engineering consultancy.


 (a) Design and fabrication of cowpea thresher and screener

 (b)  Design and fabrication of fruits and vegetables washer.

 (c)  Development of an improved solar dryer for fruits and vegetables.


 1. Cassava Chipping Machine

 2. Pelletizer

 3. Cabinet tray dryer

 4. Cassava mash homogenizer

 5. Cassava mash stirrer

 6. Screen separator

 7. Gari fryer

 8. Plantain slicer

 9. Cowpea dehuller

 10. Low cost extruder

 11. Beniseed air cleaner

 12. Melon sheller

 13. Three -phase Electroplating Rectifier

 14. FIIRO’s arc welding equipment

 15. Sesame seed oil expeller

 16. Cassava peeling machine

 17. Cashew nut roaster

 18. Groundnut processing plant.


Contact the Division

Engr. Aremu Olaniyi Olateju

Head, (Fabrication Technology Division)

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Design & Production)

B.Eng (Mechanical Engineering)

Professional Membership

Registered Engineer, Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN)

Nigerian Society of Engineers   (M.N.S.E.) ------ (Corporate Member)

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Phone No :+234-8037270919

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