Buhari to commission fully automated garment and textile factory in Calabar

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2016-05-11 16:00:00 – Africa

The Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade, after an on the spot inspection of ongoing work which is at its peak at the Garment and textile factory said the state is 99% ready for the commissioning of its garment and textile factory as well as the Calabar Monorail which is expected to be done by President Muhammadu Buhari and his wife, Aisha Buhari, in the coming weeks.

The Governor hinted that the garment factory which is the biggest in Africa, would be fully automated and expected to employ about 3,000 people, with 80% of them being women especially widows who have been neglected and are the most vulnerable in the society today.

Gov. Ayade described the President as someone who identifies with anything good irrespective of party lines and ethnic background.

Also speaking, a Director with Lilleker (Nig) Ltd, the firm handling electrical installations at the garment factory, Mr Thorpe Steward, said that everything was in a state of readiness for commissioning.

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