The Federal Government in collaboration with the Government of Katsina State are set to establish a Garment /Textile factory in Funtua, Katsina State under the Manufactured in Nigeria, for Export, MINE, Policy promoted by the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment.
The Minister of State, for Industry, Trade and Investment, Hajiya Maryam Yalwaji Katagun, made this known esterday at Funtua after a joint site inspection of the land proposed for the establishment of the proposed factory.
Katagun the textile garment industry when established will create employment opportunities, and improve the standard of living of people in the state.
She said “For this reason, the state government has made available quite a largest land and we had seen the facilities that are available on the land —power line, rail lines and the network of roads. We have also developed our work plan”,
She said the Funtua integrated textile and Garment Park is one of the six priority projects under the Nigeria Industrial Revolution Plan of the Federal Government.
Earlier, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr Nasir Sani Gwarzo, said the industrial park when established, would aggregate cotton from over 800,000 farmers from northern Nigeria.
He said “The government is therefore desirous of a strong Public private partnership arrangement in order to effectively execute the Funtua project. Our focus is to develop a world class park within a period of 18 to 24 months”.
Katsina State Government provided about 180 hectares of land for the establishment of the textile/ garment pack and industry in Funtua.