Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Several textile workers go jobless in Nigeria

Several textile workers go jobless in Nigeria

21
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.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 3rd Aug 2021

Pingnan County in China investing ¥26 bn in textile industry cluster

Pingnan County in the Guangxi region of China is building a textile...

Pic: Shutterstock

Apparel/Garments | On 3rd Aug 2021

84% industrial units in Bangladesh reopen; union leaders concerned

Around 84 per cent of Bangladesh's textile and readymade garment...

Pic: Shutterstock

Apparel/Garments | On 3rd Aug 2021

Prime Content| Vietnam textile & garment exports at $17.953 bn in Jan-June '21

Vietnam earned $17.953 billion from textile and garment exports in...

Interviews View All

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Great step towards realising end goal of 'AtmaNirbhar Bharat'

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Next level is to inject new features:

Water stewardship, Stakeholders

Water stewardship
Stakeholders

Water use efficiency remains relatively unexplored

Shivaani Jain,

Shivaani Jain

Established in 2015, Once Upon A Trunk is a one-stop-shop with almost...

Kriti Kanodia,

Kriti Kanodia

A TV show in 2012 where actor Sonam Kapoor customises her own pair of...

Meghavi Suthar,

Meghavi Suthar

Founded by NIFT graduate <b>Meghavi Suthar </b>in 2017, Kala is an...

Sachin Pendharkar, Dieffenbacher India Pvt Ltd

Sachin Pendharkar
Dieffenbacher India Pvt Ltd

Germany-based Dieffenbacher Group is a producer of high-quality composites ...

Michaela Griggs & Peggy Schulz, Barco Uniforms

Michaela Griggs & Peggy Schulz
Barco Uniforms

Founded in 1929, Barco Uniforms started as an apparel company for beauty...

Dr Anup Rakshit, ITTA

Dr Anup Rakshit
ITTA

The Indian Technical Textile Association (ITTA) is the only association of ...

Aprajita Toor, Aprajita Toor

Aprajita Toor
Aprajita Toor

The creations by Aprajita Toor were born out of a deep desire to create...

Anjali Bhaskar, Samatvam

Anjali Bhaskar
Samatvam

Samatvam, a womenswear brand that blends age-old craftsmanship with modern ...

Anjali Bhaskar, Samatvam

Anjali Bhaskar
Samatvam

Anjali Bhaskar has an experience of 12 years in the fashion industry. She...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


July 2021

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Advanced Search