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Nigerian govt working to revive textile industry: minister
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Feb '18
The Nigerian Government under President Muhammad Buhari is committed to revive the textile industry according it high priority, minister of state for industry, trade and investment Hajiya Aisha Abubakar said recently while visiting the headquarters of the National Union of Textiles Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria (NUTGTWN) in Kaduna.

Once the country produces enough cotton, it can feed the industry, Nigerian media reports quoted her as saying.

It is surprising that the National Cotton, Textile & Garment (CTG) policy, adopted by the government since 2014, was not built into the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP), Issa Aremu, general secretary of the Textiles Workers Union, said.

The textile industry is yet to revive despite government efforts, he said, adding that the industry witnessed about 700 direct job losses due to retrenchment in some factories. (DS)

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