Some stakeholders in the textile and garment industry in Nigeria have faulted the Federal Government’s alleged directive that all military and paramilitary uniforms be given to Turkish company in partnership with Defence Industry Complex (DICON) in Kaduna state, northwest Nigeria.
They lamented that such directive was capable of killing the garment and textile industry in Nigeria, hence the need to involve local textile firms.
Last Thursday, a memorandum of understanding to ensure the establishment of a military and paramilitary clothing factory in Kaduna was signed with a Turkish firm, Sur Corporatewear, in Abuja.
Speaking during the signing of the agreement, the Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi, had said the Turkish firm was expected to develop local brand of textile materials and accessories.
He had added that a total of $13million (N4.68 billion) would be invested by the firm to finance the enterprise and make it