We are reviving the textile industry – President Jonathan

By Post Nigeria January 31, 2015 23:51

We are reviving the textile industry – President Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan has reaffirmed his commitment to diversify the Nigerian economy by revamping the textile industry with full capacity if re–elected as President come next month.

Addressing a mammoth crowd that assembled at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna at the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential campaign rally on Saturday, President Jonathan pointed out that Kaduna State is a key State to reckon with when it comes to Education, Agriculture and the Textile Industry.

The President said, his goal was to revamp the Textile industry and strengthen other institutions in the State to make life more meaningful to the people, while equipping the institutions with the capacity to provide jobs for the general public via public and private sector partnerships..

“We will revive Kaduna’s textile industrial sector to full capacity but of course the agricultural revolution is already ongoing across various States to boost Agriculture across the federation, which will create more jobs for the people of this State.

“Kaduna State is a home of Textile Industry. Our power reforms which have already commenced with the commissioning of 10 out of 15 injection substations in the State, will supply steady power to the plants, which will in turn boost the industry’s effectiveness”.

On education, Jonathan said, “Kaduna State is the centre of learning in Nigeria because it has the highest number of schools in the country. We are still committed to building more universities as you can see.

“Our goal is to make sure we regain our status with the countries that we were on par with before we got left behind.

This can only be achieved through education which is the key towards achieving youth and population developments in the modern day world”.

The President used the medium to thank all the people of Kaduna State for trooping out en masse to support his Presidential re-election bid.