Nigeria: Labour Decries N100 Billion Clothes Importation

Daily Trust Abuja Chris Agabi
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Vice President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Issa Aremu has decried the country’s spending of N100bn annually on importation of textile materials.

Speaking at the sidelines of the Reachout Nigeria annual public lecture by the Chris Embassy of Nigeria in Abuja, Aremu said « we have to diversify the economy and bring back labour intensive industries like textiles. We must patronize made in Nigeria. Nigeria is a job destination. It has worked before and it will work again. Nigeria spends about N100bn annually on imported clothes. Imagine we produce just half of this. We will create more jobs and grow the economy. »

He blamed poor leadership for the myriads of challenges facing the country. In his contribution to the theme of the lecture; « Leadership: A collective responsibility, » Aremu said Nigeria is increasingly lacking good leaders that will lead by their oath of office.

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