April 17, 2024

Nigerian Textile Workers Union Demand Reducing Import Bill

The National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria (NUTGTWN) has urged the government to revive the textile industry and reduce US $4 billion imports of textiles and apparels

This was mentioned by outgoing NUTGTWN President John Adaji at the 13th national delegate conference of the union.

He lamented that Nigeria which had a thriving textile industry in the past was now importing 90 percent of textile and clothing requirements.

Adaji also demanded a probe in to the Naira 150 billion injected by the government in to the textile industry, despite which the industry is still struggling.

He further said that cost of production is also very high due to high energy costs apart from the poor infrastructure in the country.

At the meeting, Joe Ajaero, President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) demanded the government to undertake urgent steps to revive the sector and urged people to purchase Nigerian made fabrics.

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