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Reps Call For Urgent Revival Of Textile Industry

The House of Representatives has expressed worry that despite the introduction of an industrial revolution plan aimed at revamping and fast-tracking the growth and development of the cotton, textile and garment (CTG) sector, the daunting challenge remains the influx of foreign textiles into the country.

To this effect, the House called on the federal government to as a matter of urgency to ensure the revival of the textile industries in Kaduna and Kano states as this will further create job opportunities to the unemployed in the country.

This is even as it acknowledged the need to include special intervention funds in the 2017 budget to facilitate the early revival of the sector.

The resolutions emanated from a motion on the urgent need to revive the textile industries in Kaduna and Kano axis, sponsored by Hon. Sunday Marshall Katung and fourĀ  others.

Leading the debate, Katung noted that the Nigerian textile industry blossomed in the sixties and seventies following committed government interventionist schemes such as the ban on importation of textiles which drove many investors into the sector.

Noting also that Kaduna was referred to as the textile city because it was home to giant integrated mills and with the headquarters of the Nigerian Manufacturers Association in the city, Katung said that the state then, could boast of about 11 textile firms providing employment and business opportunities to thousands of people.

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