Minister of State for Trade and Industry, on Wednesday disclosed that the
Federal Government would stop the importation of six commodities by 2018.
an interactive session with entrepreneurs and prospective investors
participating in Katsina State Economic and Investment Summit in Katsina.
commodities include rice, wheat, sugar, cotton, tomato paste and processed
stop the importation of cotton and other commodities to ensure self-sufficiency
for textiles and garment manufacturers in the country.
the present administration was committed to the production of those commodities
had no business importing the six commodities as they were abundant in Nigeria.
Masari of Katsina State called on prospective investors to come up with
workable plans that could simplify the state’s investment process and eliminate
fabricators of his administration’s readiness to provide land for the
establishment of business clusters for them.
government would continue to patronise made-in-Katsina goods, services and
directed local contractors to purchase roofing sheets and paints from markets
within Katsina State.
portion of land in Katsina had been allocated to the Federal Ministry of
Communication for the establishment of a National Incubation Centre.
eight vocational training centres were being rehabilitated to empower youths to