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CIPPON's Visit to the Minister of Information and Communications - Professor Dora Akinyuli, OFR

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CHARGES CIPPON TO TACKLE UNETHICAL PRACTICES

The Minister of Information and Communications - Professor Dora Akinyuli, OFR with CIPPON President, Wahab Muhammed Lawal in Abuja

 

Minister of Information and Communications, Prof. Dora Akunyili, OFR, has advised the Chartered Institute of Professional Printers of Nigeria, CIPPON to exploit its vantage position by effectively tackling the activities of fraudsters and refusing to collude with them in printing of fake labels, Certificates and even currency.

 

The Minister handed down the advice in Abuja when council members of the Chartered Institute of Professional Printers of Nigeria, CIPPON, led by its President, Wahab Aderemi O. Muhammed Lawal paid her a courtesy visit.

The Minister went further to state that most fraudulent activities were committed or facilitated through some printers because of the unique nature of their profession, adding that the Institute should strive to have a comprehensive list of all registered printers in the Country, while same should be reflected on its website within 3 months.

 

Prof. Akunyili recalled her earlier directives to agencies and parastatals of the Ministry to have a vibrant website, saying its importance remained a veritable source of information dissemination to printers and the people of the country.

 

Besides the need to ensure high quality and professionalism amongst its membership fold, the Minister also enjoined CIPPON to visit the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Maurice Iwu with the view to presenting him with a proposal for the printing of electoral materials for the 2011 elections in the country.

 

Earlier, in his opening remarks, Mr. Lawal highlighted the functions and some achievements of the Institute since its inauguration in 2008, while also soliciting the assistance of the federal government for subvention and adequate enlightenment of Nigerians on its programmes and activities.

 

The CIPPON president promised that the Institute will do everything possible to tour all the paper mills in the country alongside putting in place viable printing press in the country as a way of further discouraging and reducing the importation of printing materials into the country, thereby saving foreign exchange earnings for the country.

 

PHOTOSPEAK - CIPPON MEETING WITH THE MINISTER

 

From left: Alhaji Ibrahim Yakubu, Rev. Okechukwu Nnorom and Mallam N. I. Abubakar.

Minister of Information and Communications in a meeting with CIPPON Executive Members.

   

Minister of Information and Communications, Prof. Dora Akunyili addressing CIPPON Executive Members.

The Federal Government Printer, Mr. Olushola Ashafa having a chat with the CIPPON President (Left) and the Secretary.

   

Minister of Information and Communications, Prof. Dora Akunyili having an handshake with the CIPPON President, Mr. W. A. O. Muhammed Lawal.

Group Photograph at the Radio House between the Minister, CIPPON Executive Members and Staff of the Ministry.

   

CIPPON President, Mr. Muhammed Lawal signing the visitor’s register while the Minister looks on.

Minister of Information and Communications welcoming the CIPPON President by decorating him with Nigeria insignia.