Customs intercepts N1.42 billion textile, rice in Lagos
The Comptroller General of Customs’ (CGC’s) Strike Force Team unit of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) said it has intercepted 564 bales of textile materials falsely declared as machinery, foreign parboiled rice, footwears and foreign bags worth N895 million in one month.
Textile alone can generate 2.5 million jobs – Issa Aremu tells FG
Mr Issa Aremu, Vice President of IndustriALL Global Union, has said that the textile industries alone can generate over 2.5 million jobs in Nigeria if rejuvenated.
Textiles workers condemn fuel price hike
The National Union of Textiles, Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria (NUTGTWN) has expressed disappointment over fuel price hike by the Federal Government
Starting industrial starch/adhesive manufacturing plant
Starch, in recent times, has found numerous applications in various industries like Textile, Paper and Printing, Plywood, Battery, Laundry, Paint, Chemical, Pharmaceutical and Food
How Bt. cotton raises hope for textile industry revival, by NABDAindustry revival, by NABDA
The National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) has explained that productivity data of the improved varieties of cotton obtained from farmers’ fields has raised the hope that the moribund textile industry
‘How localisation of textile sector can address unemployment, conserve FX’
Stakeholders in the textile manufacturing in Nigeria said the sector can provide over 100,000 jobs yearly, and conserve billions of dollars staked in importing materials from foreign countries
Stakeholders fault production of military uniforms by Turkish firm
Stakeholders in the textile and garments industry have kicked against the production of military uniforms by foreign firms. They said it belied President Muhammadu Buhari’s perceived interest in revitalising the industry, and capable of squeezing life out of an industry that had been comatose for years.
Agric minister ignores journalist's question on N30 meal
The Minister of Agric, Alhaji Sabo Nanono yesterday declined to response to question put before him on his N30 meal claim. Nanono, who was having Town Hall meeting with farmers and stakeholders in Kano, insisted he would not comment on the controversial issue.
Labour protests against non-payment of textile workers
Labour leaders in Kaduna State yesterday embarked on a protest against the non-payment of Kaduna Textiles Limited (KTL) and Arewa Textiles workers, several years after the closure of the factories.
‘Second-hand’ clothing market thrives amid textile policy
Efforts by the government to discourage use of second-hand clothing and imported textiles believed to be impeding the growth of the textile and local garment production in the country may be running low on steam, as the business continues to thrive.