Irked by the state of the textile industry in the country, officials of the National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria (NUTGTWN) have warned the 19 Northern governors against selling the comatose Kaduna Textiles Limited (KTL).
The textile union leaders also challenged the Federal Government to be more committed to the revival of the industry by ensuring that every Nigerian patronises locally-made fabrics. They urged President Muhammadu Buhari to lead by example.
Besides, the union leaders called for the revival of the Kaduna textile industry and asked the Northern governors to pay the outstanding entitlements, amounting to N687 million, owed laid-off workers.
The NUTGTWN President, John Adaji, yesterday, said the laid-off workers had suffered untold hardship following the non-payment of their entitlements.
Adaji said: “The union’s attention has been drawn to a plan to sell some of the assets of KTL. We shall mobilise our members and take all legal means to stop the sale of the company’s assets without settling the outstanding benefits of the workers in line with the court order since 2005.
“On the occasion of this year’s Eid-el-Kabir, we wish to reiterate our call on the Northern governors to take necessary steps to revive KTL. The union is ever ready to support any effort to resuscitate KTL, including sourcing for investors willing to i