The Indian Government on Friday said it would establish a textile institute in Kaduna State, Nigeria.

Dr Milan Sharma, Head, Africa Initiatives and Industry Research of IL&FS Cluster Development Initiative Ltd., has said.

Sharma said this when a delegation led by the Secretary, PDP Board of Trustees and Chairman Textile Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, Sen. Walid Jibrin, paid a courtesy visit to Gov. Mukhtar Yero in Kaduna.

She said the institute would provide opportunity for Nigerian youths to acquire skills in operating textile machines and to manufacture textile materials.

According to her, once the state government provides land, the institute will commence a six-month training programme with an initial intake of 30 students, stressing that Indian Government would fund the project.

She said that the choice of Kaduna State was due to its “reservoir of textile industries” and the gradual return of peace and stability to the state.


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