President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed that his administration will create more jobs adding that the country will no longer go back to the days of exporting jobs through importation of food and clothing items which can be produced locally.

 

The President said this while receiving the National Executive Council of the National Union of Textile, Garment and Tailoring Workers, led by its President, Comrade John Adaji, at the State House in Abuja.

 

He made this known in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina.

 

He said:  “We promoted policies that will support local industries such as import restrictions. We introduced programmes that provided affordable and accessible capital to both large and cottage industries.

 

“We also introduced Executive Orders that encouraged the procurement of Made in Nigeria goods and services.”

 

“We will not allow Nigeria to return to the days of exporting jobs through the importation of food and clothing items which can be produced locally. We owe this to the over 200 million Nigerians.”

 

The President also said that the textile and garmenting sector is capable of creating millions of jobs and will therefore, remain one of the priority sectors for the administration.