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Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment Pledges to Rebuild Textile Industry, Boost Employment Opportunities

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The federal government has reaffirmed its dedication to strengthening the Nigerian textile industry, boosting employment, and reducing reliance on imports.

The Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment, Dr. Doris Nkiruka Uzoka-Anite, who spoke at a Town Hall Meeting of Stakeholders in the Cotton Value Chain in Abuja, noted efforts were ongoing to attract investors and implement action plans to revive the industry.

Dr. Uzoka-Anite projected the creation of two hundred thousand jobs in the next two years and emphasized the potential of the fashion industry to drive demand for locally produced textiles and garments.

Mr. Sheriff Balogun, the President of the Federation of Agricultural Commodity of Nigeria (FACAN), stressed the need for a cooperative mindset and swift action to address sector challenges.

He noted the potential for exporting garments globally and highlighted the need for support from entities like Dangote in accessing affordable diesel.

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