• Wednesday, July 24, 2024
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FG assures on priortising development of textile industry


The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment,  Mariam Yalwaji  Katagum has assured on the Federal government’s determination to give high priority to the development of the Textile Industry in order make Nigeria an export hub for the sector.

The  Minister of State disclosed this when she received a delegation of foreign investors from China led by the Treasurer of   Kano State Chamber of Commerce,  Industry,  Mines and Agriculture, Umar Ladiyo  Ibrahim in her office.

The Minister in a statement issued on Monday lauded the Chinese investors who had indicated interest to develop the Textile industry at Kano State and she noted that Kano is known to be a historic centre for the Textile Industry particularly the traditional dying art technology that had been there for many decades.

Katagum further stressed that the Federal Government would give necessary supports to Kano State Government and the Chinese investors towards the development and growth of the textile industry in line with President Buhari Economic Growth Recovery Plan (ERGP) policy.

Earlier in his remarks, the  Treasurer of the Kano State  Chamber of Commerce,  Industry,  Mines and Agriculture and the leader of delegation, Umar Ladiyo Ibrahim, said the purpose of their visit by the Kano Chamber of Commerce, Industry,  Mines and Agriculture and  Chinese  Investors was to seek for collaboration with the Ministry in the development of the textile industry in the  Country.

He explained that the Kano State Government with   Dantata Group of companies was working assiduously in ensuring that Nigeria’s Textile Industry is developed for the economic diversification of the economy.