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Nigerian Textile: Story of Once Towering Industrial Sector

Published: April 25, 2022

This year points the 65th commemoration of the foundation of present day material industry in Nigeria. Dam Onwuamaeze composes on the highs and lows saw in the business. The Late Sarduana of Sokoto and previous Premier of Northern Nigeria, Alhaji Sir Ahmadu Bello, laid out the Kaduna Textile Industry in 1957. It was the principal present day material industry in Nigeria. The foundation of the material processing plant was roused by his visit to Egypt, which woke him up to the positive effects material area could have in the monetary advancement of his locale and Nigeria overall.

Not long after the beginning of the Kaduna processing plant, the model was reproduced in every one of the areas in the country, particularly the Eastern and Western Regions, bringing about gigantic development in the business. The achievement was remarkable to the point that during the 1970s and 1980s the material business turned into the most noteworthy boss of work in the country after the central government.

There were 167 material plants in the country by 1980s that gave 500,000 direct jobs. Be that as it may, 65 years down the line, the fortunes of the once prospering modern area have tumbled and diminished the area to the unenviable status of the most vulnerable fragment of Nigerian modern area

Today, the number has dwindled to around 24 with under 20,000 labor forces. There are additionally no new interests in the area for more than 10 years at this point. Nigeria is presently a net merchant of material items and depending on importation to meet north of the vast majority of its homegrown necessities.

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