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Several textile workers go jobless in Nigeria
Apr '12
About 675,000 domestic workers have become jobless due to closure of several textile mills across the country, Nigeria's Minister of State for Agriculture, Alhaji Bukar Tijjani, said during a stakeholders' workshop on transforming the cotton sector, held in Katsina.

In spite of the textile sector being the second-largest employer in Nigeria, next to the public sector, a huge number of workers have been rendered unemployed due to closure of 150 of the 175 operational textile mills in the country, the Minister said.

Attributing this to the sector's negligence, Mr. Tijjani said that his Ministry has kicked off efforts for revival and rejuvenation of the cotton and textile industry in the country.

In order to address the issues of Nigerian cotton and textile sector, the Ministry of Agriculture is collaborating with an international investment and holding firm having diverse interest and investments in Africa, the Minister informed.

The Bank of Industry has earmarked a sum of N 100 million for revival and transformation of the cotton sector, Mr. Tijjani said, and added that the farmers can utilise the sum to procure loans to uplift the industry.

He urged the 11 cotton growing states to back the Federal Government's efforts aimed at re-establishing the country's cotton and textile sector at its previous prestigious position.

Earlier, the Katsina State Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Shema, announced that his administration would pump in N 3.4 billion in all sectors of agriculture to accelerate production of cotton and other crops in the state.

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