All is now set for the 1st Nigerian National Printers Conference (ngprint) in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade & Investment that is expected to be declared open by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at Ladi Kwali Hall, Sheraton Hotel, Abuja.
Osinbajo is expected to give a key note address on Government Plan for the Printing Industry in Nigeria in an event that is expected to attract an estimated 300 stakeholders in the printing industry.
According to CHANGE GROUP, organisers of the one-day history making event, the conference with the theme: The Role Of Nigeria Printing Industry In Economic Development & Employment Generation is being put together to address some of the anomalies plaguing the multi-trillion naira printing industry that is capable of employing one million Nigerians. Amongst others, the conference is expected to showcase the potentials of the Printing
Other aims of the conference among other imperatives line up for discuss shall include; how to use the upcoming election to bring the attention of federal government to the importance and challenges facing an industry providing jobs for one out of every 20 working Nigerian outside the traditional farming business.
The forum will also deliberate on how to halt the consistence loss of jobs in the printing industry as well as how to maximize the job creating potentials of the industry and ensure Nigeria jobs remain in Nigeria.
Several prominent industry stakeholders as well government officials have been confirmed to make presentations during the conference.
Top on the list of industry stakeholders expected at the all-important event are Folorunso Alakija; vice chairman, Digitalreality Prints Limited, who will chair the conference, industry giant, Yahaya Amfani; chairman, Yaliam Group of Companies, J. E. O Abugu, a professor at the University of Lagos and representatives from both the Ministries of Trade & Investment and Information.
Later in the day, the conference will spread into panel discussions with topics such as Revamping Pulp and Paper Production and Creating Employment in Nigeria; Forging a Synergy between the Procurement Act, the Electoral Act and the Executive Order 5 for Capacity Development in the printing Industry.
The panelists include but not limited to Adeshola Adepoju; the director general of Forestry Research Institutes of Nigeria, Gloria Elemo, a professor and director general of Federal Institutes of Industrial Research, Princess Layo Okeowo; MAN Chairman, Pulp, Paper & Paper Products, Printing, Tokunboh Talabi who is the chairman of Superflux International Limited, and Jakob Bejer – chairman, Heidelberg Nigeria Limited.
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