The Chartered Institute of Professional Printers of Nigeria (CIPPON) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to revive paper mills in order to create jobs. Its President, Alhaji Muhammed Lawal, said in Lagos that local productions from pulp farm and paper mills would conserve foreign exchange, add value to naira and lessen economic hardship.
Lending his voice to calls for a cabinet reshuffle, Lawal said: “The position of things and the conditions of living in Nigeria calls for a reshuffle of the cabinet, because most of the ministerial appointments are rewards to politicians for their contributions in winning the last general elections.”
He implored President Muhammadu Buhari to consider the relevance of all regulatory bodies established by an Act of Parliament in reviving or contributing to the survival of dead industries in Nigeria. Lawal added that for effective re-construction and positive physical result, a new minister (through a regulatory body) must come from industry that employs both skilled and unskilled labour, so that it will not be difficult for professionals and industrialists to find solutions to unemployment through industrialisation. Read more