The Federal Government has reinstated its commitment towards reviving the cotton, garment and textile industry to create more employment opportunities for Nigerians.
This was made known in a statement released on Friday, September 20th on behalf of the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono.
The Minister said;
From 1985 to 1986, our textile industry was in good shape. During this period, Nigeria’s textile materials were one of the best in Africa and beyond until importation of textile into the country between 1987 to 1990, which has led us to the state we are now.
“Textile, garment and cotton industry are the core of the Agro-Allied industry. The industry is capable of employing hundreds of thousands of people across the country, especially in Kano, Kaduna, Aba, Lagos, and some other key areas.”
“In the process of reviving the textile industry, an estimate of approximately N1 trillion is projected by the Federal Government for a complete turn-around of the nation’s industry.