By Providence Obuh

Chairman of Board of Academy Press Plc, Chief Simeon Oguntimehin, has affirmed that the country does not need to import printing products as a nation because local printers can do it. He made the observation during the company’s 50th  Anniversary Dinner in Lagos. “We do not need as a nation, to import any of our print products such as books, magazines, annual report, calendars, diaries, fliers, bank forms, flow lines, tickets, vouchers and all other sensitive materials including elections papers, revenue agencies forms, bank forms and other security agency document needs,” he said.

He noted that Academy Press is now positioned to lead the industry to fully cater for the entire needs of the country. ‘’We have remained strong over the last 50 years as a result of continued re-investment in modern printing equipment and  we just launched new sets of printing equipment worth N1.5 billion.  Academy Press is Nigeria’s one-stop shop for world class printing.”

“In fact, we do not end any five years without investing in major modern equipment. This is to ensure that wet catch up with the latest skills and technology and to always be at par with the rest of the world.”

Also speaking, Managing Director of the company, Mr. Gbenga Ladipo, added: “We have been financing the growth and retooling from our own internally generated funds. For six years we were getting equipment one after the other and demand was ahead of us until the Bank of Industry’s intervention and that led to a leap within that year.”

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