Sokoto Govt Partners UNIDO To Develop State Leather Works
Speaking in Sokoto Thursday when he received the Head of Investment and Technological Office of UNIDO in Nigeria, Mrs. Adebisi Olu Madimo, Tambuwal said despite challenges confronting the leather industry in Nigeria, Sokoto has continued to produce quality works for local and national consumption.
He said along with other private investors, the state government will establish a leather cluster which will boost the sector.
Tambuwal said already, arrangements have been concluded to send a committee to Italy to study the country’s leather works with a view to improving Sokoto’s standards.
In her remarks, Madimo said expanding small and medium scale industries will help governments move away from reliance on oil.
She said UNIDO will join the partnership of the state government and the private investors to establish a leather cluster in the state.
She said the Sokoto leather works is one of the best in the Nigeria and has survived years of challenges largely due to the determination of the workers to continue production.