The Nigeria Medium and Large-Scale Printers League has urged the Federal Government to direct its Ministries, Departments and Agencies to patronise local printers.
However, this was after the group appreciated and commended the independent National Electoral Commission for entrusting printers League with the responsibility of producing the election materials used for the 2023 general elections.
This was made known in a statement jointly signed by its Chairman, Yahaya Amfani, and Secretary, Ademola Kasumu on Friday.
According to the statement, the local printers urged FG to patronise local service providers to save costs and help utilise expertise.
The statement reads further “We do encourage government to admonish other agencies to emulate INEC in patronizing local service providers as this will reinvigorate the Nigerian Economy.
“This strategic decision not only ensures the utilization of local resources and expertise but also significantly reduces capital flight, benefiting our nation’s economy and contributing to sustainable economic development.”
“Thereby saving billions of Naira back into the Nigerian economy.”
“Throughout the printing process, our commitment to using local resources and services led to the direct employment of Thousands of skilled workers.
“Additionally, the ripple effect of this project extended to the wider community, as thousands of individuals, including vendors, artisans, transporters, food sellers, and many others, found employment opportunities as a result of the activities carried out by the local print industry.”