FG reiterates commitment to give priority to development of textile industry

FG reiterates commitment to give priority to development of textile industry

<p class="">The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Amb. Mariam Katagum, said that the Federal Government would give priority to development of the textile industry.</p>

<h1>The minister said this in a statement issued on Friday in Abuja by Mrs Oluwakemi Ogunmakinwa, the Assistant Director of Press in the ministry.</h1>

<p class="">The minister of state said that it was essential to make Nigeria an exporter of finished products.</p>

<p class="">Katagum spoke when a delegation of investors from China led by the Treasurer of Kano State Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, Alhaji Umar Ibrahim visited her in Abuja.</p>

<p class="">She expressed delight with the Chinese investors who indicated interest to develop the textile industry in Kano.</p>

<p class="">According to her, Kano is known to be a historic centre for the textile industry, particularly the traditional dying art technology that has been there for many decades.</p>

<p class="">Katagum further assured of the Federal Government’s commitment to support the Kano State Government and the Chinese investors for the development of the textile industry.</p>

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<p class="">She added that the support was in line with the current administration’s Economic Growth and Recovery Plan (ERGP) policy.</p>

<p class="">Earlier, Ibrahim said the purpose of the visit was to seek collaboration with the ministry for the development of the country’s textile industry.</p>

<p class="">He explained that Kano State Government in partnership with Dantata Group of Companies was working assiduously to ensure that Nigeria’s textile industry was developed to support the country’s economic diversification plan. </p>

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