Textile: Senate Appeals To FG To Ban Importation Of Materials For 5 Years
Textile: Senate Appeals To FG To Ban Importation Of Materials For 5 Years

The Senate has also appealed to the Federal Government to ban importation of textiles in the country for a period of five years to allow for the production of local materials.

This followed the debate on a motion sponsored by Kabir Barkiya at the plenary on “Urgent need to revamp the nation’s comatose textile industry”.

The Upper Chamber also called on the Federal Government to provide the necessary infrastructural facilities especially power supply to local textile manufacturing companies to restoration of the industries.

It also called on the government to encourage local textile manufacturing companies by providing them with soft loans and easy access to credit facilities through the Bank of Industry.

Contributing, Robert Boroffice said that the importation of textile materials was as a result of the comatose level of the textile industry.

In his remark, the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan said that as Nigeria had signed the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement, the country have to be prepared for the repercussions.

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