Nigerian Govt. urged to revive and invest in textile-apparel industryThe Nigerian Government was recently urged to revive and invest in the textile industry to create 2 mn jobs and reduce the over-$4 billion annual bill incurred on importing textile and apparel. At the 13th national delegates conference of the National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria (NUTGTWN), the union’s outgoing president John Adaji lamented the depressed state of the domestic textile industry, saying 90 per cent of textile products in Nigeria now are imported. The domestic production cost of textile materials is also high apart from poor infrastructure, energy costs and low patronage from government agencies and parastatals, he said.