By ANDREW OJIEZEL
The Minister of State, Industry, Trade and Investment, Hajia Aisha Abubakar, has announced that Federal Government readiness to implement plans that will deal with some of the industrial constraints in the nation’s textile sector.
Abubakar who disclosed this during a tour of textile factories in Kano and at a forum organised by the Bank of Industry (BoI), stated that government has identified several issues including gas supply, smuggling and counterfeiting as constraints which would be
addressed to revive the nation’s textile industry.
Abubakar said government will also promote patronage of made in Nigeria products by agencies of government.
” Some of the issues we are trying to address are the issues of smuggling and counterfeiting and gas supply to the North.
“We are also trying to address the issue of patronage. On the issue of patronage, I am sure that by next year we will see more results because they also told us that special interests have come forward to them,” NAN quoted the minister as saying during the tour.