Multi-User Science Research Laboratory (MUSRL)

ABU Senate Bulding


      To promote inter-disciplinary research using state of the art equipment in generating qualitative and reliable results comparable with that of any world class laboratory.


      To produce a new breed of highly skilled scientists who do not only serve as a template for other laboratories in Nigeria but equally meet international standards.


In its pursuit to reposition itself among reputable universities in the world and to ensure relevance in the 21st century, Ahmadu Bello University within the last decade has established central laboratories in order to address research problems and encourage inter-disciplinary studies. The establishment of the Multi-User Science Research Laboratory was the second of such laboratories established by the University, the first being the Centre for Biotechnology Research and Training.

The Multi-User Science Research Laboratory, ABU, was established based on the Procurement, Installation, Service and Maintenance (PRISM) concept. Facilities and equipment in the Laboratory are funded by:
• Ahmadu Bello University
• MacArthur Foundation (through the International Foundation for Science IFS)
• Education Trust Fund (ETF)
• STEP-B Project (Science and Technology Education Post-Basic Project


The mandates of the Multi-User Science Research Laboratory are:
• Provision of modern and up-to-date research facilities for the University and the surrounding teaching and research institutions.
• Development of analytical protocols and research procedures for researchers.
• Training of researchers, technologists/technicians in modern and current research methods and techniques.
• Ensuring that the laboratory operations are Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) compliant.
• Provision of enabling environment for high quality research work and output.


The Laboratory is managed by a Management Committee composed of notable researchers drawn from various displines and headed by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic).


Multi-User Science Research Laboratory (MUSRL), is a two-floor / storey building situated at the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

Ground Floor:

The ground floor of the Laboratory is divided into two sections, namely:
  • Administrative office
  • General work space for teaching, sample preparation and routine analysis

First Floor:

This consists of:
  • Six rooms, each housing a special equipment
  • Central area suitable for workshops, group discussions and seminar presentations