The National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria (NUTGTWN) has lauded Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, for his foresight in the establishment of the Calabar Garment Factory, saying it is a landmark achievement in the nation’s quest to diversify its economy.
The recommendation which was contained in a letter signed by the National Secretary of the Association, Issa Aremu to Ayade, maintained that the factory, when fully operational, has the potential of transforming the economic landscape of the state and the country at large.
Aremu who is also the Deputy National President of Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), said: “We congratulate Ayade on the successful establishment of what is regarded as a world class garment factory in Calabar.”
The union said: “The factory which is one of the signature projects of your administration aimed at creating mass and decent jobs for the good people of Cross River State is also reckoned to be the biggest in Africa with the capacity to employ about 3,000 workers, largely women.”
According to the textile union, “With this singular project, your administration has commendably and practically moved in the direction of economic diversification favoured by President Muhammadu Buhari administration and we will be glad to partner you.”
Aremu added that “as a leading private sector union affiliated to the NLC and Industrial Global Union with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, we are ready to cooperate with you in ensuring that the aim of establishing the garment factory is achieved.”