FG working round clock to revive textile industries- Minister
Minister of state for Industry, Trade and investment, Hajiya Aisha Abubakar has said the Federal Governmment is working round the clock to revive textile Industry.
Speaking when she paid a working visit to the headquarters of the National Union of Textiles Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria (NUTGTWN) in Kaduna she disclose that the revival of the textile industires is very dear to the heart of this administration under President Muhammad Buhari
Abubakar indicated that the present government had reviewed the present policy on cotton, saying, once we produce cotton enough, we can supply our textiles.
Also having gone round I understand that the issue of power too is necessary for our textiles. So since 2015, the sector had remained very dear to our heart This administration under President Muhammad Buhari will definitely do something.
“Without mincing words.we are working round the clock to revive the textiles. The commitment and passion are there,” she stressed.
Earlier, the General Secretary of the Textiles Workers Union, Comrade Issa Aremu commended the Federal Government for launching the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP).
However, he opined that, ‘it is surprising the National Cotton, Textile & Garment (CTG) policy was not built into the ERGP, saying, “The government should ensure the implementation of Cotton, Textile and Garment (CTG) policy as adopted by the Federal Government since 2014.”
He added, “Inspite of the efforts by the Federal government, the textile industry is yet to revive as only recently, the industry recorded about 700 direct job losses due to retrenchment in some of the remaining factories.