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Indian textile experts no longer in Nigeria – Envoy
03
May '12
Textile experts from India are no longer in Nigeria and have migrated to countries like Cameroon and Ghana.

Speaking on the sidelines of the 33rd Kaduna trade fair, Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mahesh Sachdev, said the Indian experts have left Nigerian textile hubs like Kaduna as the leading textile industries in the region are not serious about reviving their industries.

The envoy said Nigeria has skilled workforce and resources. He said the textile industry was a major contributor to the Nigerian economy in the 1990s. He added that the abandoning of textile industries have resulted in Indian experts relocating to other countries in the region like Cameroon and Ghana.

He said some people who were running textile mills in Kaduna are still in Nigeria, while some others have left to other countries that have diversified their economy.

He suggested that Nigeria should focus on agriculture as it has a comparative advantage in it. He also stressed on diversification of the Nigerian economy so that the country can get good opportunities for revival of its industries.

He further said the Indian experience of using genetically modified (GM) cotton seeds has been good and the Asian country has transformed from being an importer of cotton to net exporter.

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