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Prof. M. K. Yakubu
Director General

The Nigerian Institute of Leather and Science Technology, Zaria was established in 1964 following the request of the then Northern Regional Government to Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resource. It was named Hides and Skin Demonstration and Training Project. The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and United Nations were commissioned to commerce a feasibility study on the development of the abundant raw Hide and Skin in the country.

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We don’t just give students an education and experiences that set them up for success in a career. We help them succeed in their career to discover a field they’re passionate about and dare to lead it.


Our vision is to be a center of excellence in the production of scientists, scientific models products and to become a research Institute of International standard in the provision of innovative research and development in the processing and conversion of hides and skins into Leather Products


To produce technologists and technicians with sound training for production of leather, leather products and other scientific products and their technologies and to produce service support to the industrial sector


Provide courses of instructions, Training and Research in the field of Leather and Leather Product Technology and conduct research and Development on Leather Technologies and Goods Production.

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