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Nigerian textile sector union backs anti-smuggling fight
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Jun '15
Courtesy: NUTGTWN
Courtesy: NUTGTWN
The National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria (NUTGTWN) has lauded the renewed efforts of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) in the fight against smuggling.

“We are impressed by the recent discovery of 75 illegal warehouses in Kano where contraband textile materials worth about Naira 319.9 billion were stored. We commend the customs for the reported seizure of the smuggled textile materials. We hope that this development is not another passing fad in line with the mood of the country for change but an enduring commitment of Nigeria Customs Service to do its job to protect local producers and help the country to ensure sustainable jobs,” Issa Aremu, the union’s general secretary said on its website.

Aremu said the major threat to the realization of the great potential of Nigeria in textile production is high influx of counterfeit and smuggled goods. Over 90 per cent of Nigeria’s huge market size is dominated by smuggled and counterfeit goods, killing local companies in Kano, Kaduna, Lagos, Guzau, Aba and Port Harcourt, and millions of direct and indirect associated local jobs.

The union has been reassured by the Comptroller General of Customs’ resolve to prosecute the smugglers including four Chinese nationals linked with the seized contraband textile materials in Kano.

But Aremu insisted that the anti-smuggling efforts will be in vain unless the seized contraband textile materials are burnt in public like seized drugs.

He also requested President Muhammadu Buhari to reconstitute Presidential Task Force on destruction of seized textile materials.

The task force should include all critical stakeholders including labour. This is necessary in order to protect and strengthen our domestic textile industries and save Nigerians’ job, Aremu said in the statement. (SH)

Fibre2fashion News Desk – India


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