Workers protest government’s failure to revive textile industry

• Urge Electorate To Vote Out Non Performing Northern Governors, Others In 2019
Textiles Workers at the weekend in Kaduna protested the non-resuscitation of collapsed textiles industry in the north and called on the 19 Northern Governors to immediately put machinery on ground to revive the sector.

The protest, which was led by the President of the National Union of Textiles, Garment and Tailoring Workers Union of Nigeria (NUTGWN), John Adaji and the Secretary General of the Union, Isaac Aremu attracted labour leaders and workers.

The aggrieved protesters also condemned the attitude of the Federal Government in its failure to resuscitate the industry and other manufacturing sectors of the nation’s economy, thereby leading to unemployment and other social vices across the nation.

Demanding good governance, Aremu declared: “In 2019 elections, Textile workers and organised labour would only vote for candidates that are committed to sustainable industrial development and revival of industries. 
  
“Nigeria must stop exporting raw cottons, crude oil, mineral resources, gold and diamond only to be importing finished goods from China, Europe and America.”
He also revealed plans to hold massive rally in Lagos tomorrow to further draw attention to the plight of textile industry.

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