Full List Of Research Institutes In Nigeria (2023)

In this post, we have compiled the full list of all research institutes in Nigeria this 2023 for your perusal. These research institutes in the country were set up for the primary aim of collecting, organising, and analyzing various information in order to broaden the scope of understanding of various topics or issues as they affect the sciences and other relevant sectors in the country today.

Full List Of Research Institutes In Nigeria

According to Wikipedia, a research project may involve expansion on previous works in the field. These research projects can then be utilized to develop further knowledge on a topic, or for education purposes. In order to test the validity of instruments, procedures, or experiments, research may reproduce or recreate elements of previous projects or the project as a whole.

Research Institutes in Nigeria may specialize in pure research or they may lean towards applied research. Whichever the case may be, all are established in order to further improve on the knowledge of certain topics previously vaguely understood. Even though research often implies natural science research, there are also many research institutes in the agricultural sciences as well and a few in the social sciences, established for sociological and historical research purposes in the country today and we shall see them below.


The following is a comprehensive list of all the research institutes in the Nigeria this 2023:

  • Arable Crops Research Institutes
  • National Agricultural Extension Research and Liaison Services (AERLS)
  • Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR)
  • Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T)
  • National Cereals Research institute (NCRI)
  • Lake Chad Research Institute (LCRI)
  • National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI)
  • Nigerian Stored Products Research Institute (NSPRI)
  • Forestry, Horticulture and Tree Crops Research Institutes
  • Forestry Research institute of Nigeria (FRIN)
  • National Horticulture Research Institute (NIHORT)
  • Cocoa Research institute of Nigeria (CRIN)
  • Nigerian Institute for Oil Palm Research (NIFOR)
  • Rubber Research institute of Nigeria (RRIN)
  • Animal Production, Fisheries and Oceanography Research Institutes
  • National Animal Production Research Institute (NAPRI)
  • National institute for Freshwater Fisheries Research (NIFFR)
  • Nigerian institute for Oceanography and Marine Research
  • Animal Health Research Institutes
  • National Veterinary Research Institute (NVRI)
  • Nigerian Institute for Trypanosomiasis Research (NITR)
  • International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
  • Institute of human virology
  • Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN)
  • Agricultural Rural Management Training Institute
  • Centre for Energy Research and Development
  • Centre for Energy Research and Training
  • Energy Commission of Nigeria
  • Federal College of Freshwater Fisheries Technology (FCFFT)
  • Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO)
  • Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria
  • Institute for Advanced Medical Research and Training
  • Institute of Child Health
  • National Centre for Technology Management
  • National Centre for Genetic Resources and Biotechnology
  • National Research Institute for Chemical Technology
  • National Centre for Agricultural Mechanization
  • National Centre for Energy Research and Development
  • Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology
  • Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR)
  • Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research (NIOMR)
  • National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD)
  • Nigeria Institute of Science Laboratory (NISLT)
  • National Water Resources Institute
  • Projects Development Institute (PRODA)
  • Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC)
  • Scientific Equipment Development Institute (SEDI-E)
  • Sokoto Energy Research Centre (SERC)
  • Unilorin Sugar Research Institute (USRI)
  • Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria (ICCON)
  • National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC)
  • Federal Ministry of Science and Technology (FMST)
  • Federal Ministry of Water Resources
  • Federal Ministry of Agriculture
  • Institute of Operations Research of Nigeria (INFORN).


The above listed are all the research institutes in Nigeria currently. They help to drive many findings in the science and agriculture sector in particular in order to break new grounds the these sectors of the Nigerian economy. Many of these research institutes are fully functional and receive funding from the government and well to do individuals to carry out their own research unhindered.

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Maduawuchi Obialo

Maduawuchi Obialo is the founder of Nigerian Guide and the Editor-in-Chief at Nigerian Infopedia. He is a professional Web Content Developer and a Biochemist.

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