President Mohammadu Buhari officially took over as 15th Head of State and 6th democratically elected President on the 29th May, 2015, the “Democracy Day” in Nigeria.

In his inaugural speech, he said that no matter how well organized the governments of the Federation are, they cannot succeed without the support, understanding and co-operation of labour unions, organized private sector, the press and civil society organizations. The President appealed to employers and workers alike to unite in raising productivity so that everybody will have the opportunity to share in increased prosperity.

The President wanted everybody to contribute to the national development. Do not expect the government to perform your role as a patriotic and law abiding citizen. You can contribute by setting up one or two small and medium scale industries and employ few hands. Through this decision you will be making money for yourself as well as generating employment for few Nigerians.

You can invest in small scale project such as Tissue paper manufacturing, packaging and marketing business.

The purpose of this write-up is to educate Nigerian businessmen and enlighten potential investors on the commercial viability and profitability of tissue paper/serviettes production.

This is a small and medium scale industrial project that is meant for active workers in need for extra incomes, retiring/ retired workers, community/ local government’s projects, churches and others. Anybody can go into this project. It does not require much space; it can be located in anywhere (including that space in your compound). Above all, the machines do not make much noise and neighbours will never complain, especially if you can get soundproof generator set.

We advise that you start small and gradually expand. The expansion is very fast, especially if all the required professionalism is applied from the beginning of the project.

Most Nigerians consume toilet roll. Its demand is influenced by population explosion, rapid urbanization and social awareness. It is generally used for cleaning and sanitary purposes in households, restaurants, hotels, canteens, social gatherings, parties, maternity homes, clinics, hospitals, educational institutions, churches, night clubs, shops, fast food centres and offices.

Research findings indicate that Nigeria alone now needs over 120 million tons of tissue papers per annum. While our total local production output is still less than 150 million tonnes, the supply gap offers a tremendous opportunity for Nigeria investors.

Nigerian investors can now go into this lucrative business using locally made machines. Though there are imported machines as well, our local investors do not need to waste their scarce foreign exchange for the importation. The writer will assist you in procuring and installing quality machines that stand the test of time at moderate and affordable prices.
The attractiveness of this project is that both the raw materials and equipment are locally available and the technology involved is very easy to understand and master.  The essential equipment are: -
(1)​Core making machine
(2)​ Rewinding System
(3)​Band Saw cutter
(4)​Embossing Unit
(5) ​Perforating Unit
These equipments are portable, simple to operate and durable.  There are many installations done by us over the years and the machines are working perfectly. Some people have spent lots of money travelling or importing the machines from China, only to be disappointed in the long run. In fact apart from fully automated machines that have automatic packaging system (which the technology is not locally available because of the sophistication), there is no need of importing the machines. Our machines will give the quality product(s) you need and you will get the machines cheap to reduce your total initial capital investment into the project. The machines will be procured from highly experienced, tested and honest local producer(s) which we have taken time to study and established as competent and capable of assembling such machines, install,  test-run, train your manpower and set up the whole processes. Above all, you will have one year guarantee.

The machinery being introduced here is rugged, reliable and high performing with a capacity of 5,000kg per day. Operating on a single shift for a minimum of 250 days per annum, a total of 1,250,000 MT of tissue paper will be procured and processed into quality tissue products (toilet rolls & serviettes).

Raw materials include jumbo reels, and glue. Packaging materials include printed labels and nylon rolls. All these are 100 per cent available locally. Since the machine will process 1,250,000MT per annum, the total sales revenue is N437.5million from which we deducted our total inputs of N315. 5million thus realizing a gross profit before tax of N122.5million in the first year.

Many Nigerians have burnt their fingers while sourcing local machinery from some inexperienced and dishonest fabricators who produce machines with very low efficiency. Many investors have been deceived. They also tell big lies about the efficiency, performance, capacity and life span of these machines. To guard against this industrial fraud, prospective investors can contact this writer for free investment advisory services. The issue of availability of raw materials should not disturb anybody because we have so many options to handle it.

On the whole, a toilet roll project is a very good small-scale industry, which can launch a small investor into the world of millionaires within one year.

A three-bedroom flat garage or warehouse may serve, as accommodation while staff strength of eight is required for effective production, marketing and administration. Bigger or smaller plants are also available at competitive prices.