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.
‘A fair gas price is one that allows manufacturers to be competitive’
To enjoy benefits of price regulation, local manufacturers have kicked against the isolation of the textile industry as strategic gas users under the new gazette released by the Federal Government. According to them, the industrial sector is key to the economy and needs key interventions to function optimally, as the operators stressed the need…
Buhari assures investment in textile sector, as Abia monarchs visit
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Abuja stated that new investment commitments coming into Nigeria’s textile sector, of which Aba is a major beneficiary, would be actualized within the shortest possible time. He gave the assurance when he received traditional rulers from Abia State led by His Majesty, Isaac Ikonne, Enyi 1 of Aba whilst assuring…
Union urges governement to ban importation of textile materials
The Textile, Garments and Tailoring Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (TGTSSAN) has urged the Federal Government to reduce the exchange rate for the survival of the textile industry. The association argued that it was high time government repositioned the ailing industry for the development of the nation’s economy. A communiqué issued at the…
Textile workers seek policy to enhance investment in local fabrics
Unless the Federal Government translate it executive orders into action by directing all agencies and parastatals to continue to patronize Nigerian made fabric, the textiles industry in the country will remain dead, the National Union of Textiles and Garment Workers of Nigeria (NUTGWN) has said.
A Short History of Adire
Nigerian culture is multi-ethnic and gives a lot of value to different types of arts; which primarily include ivory carving, grass weaving, wood carving, leather and calabash, pottery, painting, glass and metal works, and cloth weaving (textile). Among all these forms of art, Adire, which is common among the people of Egbaland in Ogun State,…