AGRICULTURE

Aggregating research and innovations in Agriculture for enhancement of value addition and agrobusiness for the sustenance of livelihood, assurance of food security and improvement of the national economy.

ENVIRONMENT & BIORESOURCES

Using research and case studies, mitigate the effects of climate change, ensure environmental sustainability and protect the national eco-system and biodiversity.

MEDICINE- ONE HEALTH (HUMAN, ANIMAL, WILDLIFE, etc)

Applying knowledge gained from years of research and clinical trials to improve healthcare delivery, mitigate disease spread, produce vaccines and halt medical tourism and capital flight from Nigeria.

 PHARMACEUTICALS

Employing outcomes of research and coordinated field/ clinical trials, make pharmaceutical breakthroughs including the production of vaccines, resulting in the availability of affordable medications for the treatment of diseases.

ICT/DIGITAL ECONOMY

Leverage ICT and digital economy to improve networking, e-government, e-commerce, e-communications to develop digital economy and position the nation for cybersecurity and 21st Century technological competences.

PETROLEUM/ FOSSIL RESOURCES, SOLID MINERALS & MINING

Employ cutting edge research and development in specific case studies in geophysical investigations, sub-sea/geological engineering to improve drilling and mineral extraction techniques so as to increase revenue generation, improve livelihood whilst protecting the environment.

INDUSTRIALIZATION- MANUFACTURING, TRADE, INVESTMENT & ECONOMY

Through research and development, promote industrialisation, investment and manufacturing with the objective of creating the enabling environment for doing business and ensuring economic growth resulting in employment creation and improved quality of life.

ENGINEERING, TECHNOLOGY AND MATERIAL SCIENCE DEVELOPMENT

Employing research outcomes and global technological breakthroughs and innovations to evolve sustainable technologies and develop a comprehensive roadmap for engineering practice in Nigeria.

INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT

Using the outcomes of research and technological innovations, evolve a sound and solid national infrastructure base resulting in a coordinated sustainable development which is cost-effective, safe and reliable.

EDUCATION

Using lessons and knowledge from global centres of excellence and institutions of repute, improve quality of teaching, learning and develop qualitative and quantitative curricular, ensure effective partnership between tertiary institutions and industry as well as develop an educational resource bank for national development. (rankings)

ENERGY

Using research-based knowledge, develop technologies to enhance exploration of renewable energy while preserving the environment as well as creating employment in the sector.

GOVERNANCE, SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT & INTERNAL SECURITY

Employment of research/ research findings to enhance good governance, social development and internal security especially appropriate policies and their implementation.

DEFENCE & MILITARY

Through research, source intelligence and use of advanced technology to ensure the effective defense of our national territorial integrity as well as internal security.