Infrastructure, weak policy push printing losses to N3tn
Discrepancies between duties on imported books and materials used for printing, the collapse of paper mills and importation of printed materials may have caused a loss of over N3 trillion, the Chartered Institute of Professional Printers of Nigeria (CIPPON) has said.
Nigeria’s dying paper mills gasp for oxygen
Following her independence and the attendant boom in the industrial sector, Nigeria held great promise as a developing nation. One of the sub-sectors that enjoyed the growing boom at the time was the paper and allied products sector.
Stakeholders alarmed over state of paper mills
The aggrieved printers, who made this complaint at a press conference in Lagos, were concerned that the Nigerian printing and graphic industry, the highest employer of labour outside of farming in the country, employing millions in its entire value chain, is about collapsing.