The Nigerian graphics sub-sector has received a boost as an indigenous printing firm, KAS, in partnership with Canon, will launch a programme in the next three months to create job for 1,000 graphic designers in the first phase.
The managing director, Ademola Kasumu, made the promise during an interview with newsmen in Abuja.
“What we are trying to do is to key into the Federal Government’s plan to create employment for the teeming youths in the country,” he said.
Kasumu said his firm would create employments by setting up branches across the country.
“They need to have some knowledge of graphics design. Then, we will train them and attach them to one of our centres across the nation.
“They don’t need to have equipment; we only need their brain and then, we will train them in the area of graphics design and bring them into our system.
“They will then have the opportunity to deliver high quality (printing) jobs similar to the ones being done abroad once they are under the umbrella of KAS Print.”
Eidi Ota, Canon Representative in Europe, said that the partnership with KAS was as a result of the existence of large printing industry in Nigeria.
According to him, the printing market in the country offers huge opportunities which his company is interested in exploiting